The Sweetest Girl...
Meet Tagi & Check out her Golden Recipe
Tagi is the beautiful, charming, cheeky daughter of the owner of Fijian-owned Vilistes on the Southern Coral Coast of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. We stayed for one night at Vilistes.
You can see evidence of the history of British colonialism in Fiji when you look at the breakfast options: Eggs, bacon, toast and golden syrup. Not only does Tagi makes the best white, soft, pillowy bread (served only with dinner, unfortunately), she also makes her own Golden Syrup.
Tigi's Golden Syrup Recipe:
Put 5 cups of brown Fijian sugar in a pan and heat it until it makes a golden syrup.
Tigi's golden syrup can be seen in the little silver bowl to the centre-right of screen. (Click on the picture to enlarge)
When I was a kid, if my memory serves me correctly, my mother used to eat Golden Syrup on slices of buttered toast. I used to turn my nose up at the thought of the idea of sugary toast, sticking with my beloved, salty Marmite instead. Despite having a notion that I still wouldn't like it, when I was at Vilisites, I decided to give Tigi's Golden Syrup a try. I have to say it was delicious. Who would have thought it - I actually do like Golden Syrup on buttered toast. Yum!
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Exotic Fruits | Forbidden Food | Nature's Communal Oven | Lovo | Nama Sea Grapes |
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