Hello, My name is Gloria, I am 100% samoan and I love, love your blog. I was brought up in the United States and my mom made all of these things as I was growing up, but stupid me never paid attention on how it was made I just sat down and ate it. I am now a mother of two and want to my kids to eat and experience the things I grew up with. My parents live in another state and everytime I call her to ask her how to make something she gives her way of making it, no measuring, a scoop of this, a little bit of water, a handful of that, so in the end my product comes out kinda crappy, all her measuring is in her head and my just eyeing it. And like a typical samoan mother she starts lecturing me on that's what I get for not paying attention lol. Anyways I'm grateful for this blog, my pani popo's came out great and my kids can't get enough of the coconut rice. I hope you post up how to make palusami, because I've been craving that for awhile.
Hi Gloria,Thx for taking the time to comment. I'm really happy you enjoy the blog. I'll try to post about palusami but it's quite hard to get the taro leaves here. I love that your kids enjoy Samoan food!
Another version for the coconut rice is to mash it a bit with a wooden mallet or spoon until rice and coconut has commbined well...to a glutonous texture, can even add fresh gratings of coconut meat in the pounded rice..
Thanks for the tip...sounds like mochi...great stuff!