Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Uht Sukusuk

Tuvalu is a Pacific Island made up of three reef islands and six atolls. Funafuti is the largest and most populated of the atolls. The total area of the nation is only 10 square miles, and the population is around 10,000. Prior to independence in 1978, Tuvalu was a British colony. Today it is a Commonwealth realm. Most of the people are Polynesian with a Micronesian minority.

During WW2, a bunch of American troops were stationed in Tuvalu. This was so the allies had access to enemy bases on Kiribati.

The people of Tuvalu are about 97% Christian. They are very giving people. Instead of having a government welfare system, the people provide for each other. Volunteering and donating are important to the culture of the Tuvaluans. They think of it as their responsibility to care for their fellow islanders.
 Tuvalu: Uht Sukusuk

Uht Sukusuk
bananas (not too ripe, or they'll fall apart)
coconut milk

Chop up the desired amount of bananas into small chunks. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the bananas, and boil for 1-2 minutes, depending on how ripe the bananas are. (The riper, the less time you boil them.) Drain the bananas, put in a bowl, and top with coconut milk.
 

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