Friday, November 19, 2010

Panikeke Lapotopoto Video

By panipopos

They sell panikeke lapotopoto at the fresh food market in Apia. They're made fresh every day, and are popular with schoolkids and tourists.

One of Samoa's top kitchen talents, Chef Michael Meredith, grew up watching his mother make panikeke for her stall in the Apia markets. From those humble beginnings he has since won numerous cooking awards and scholarships, studied at the CIA (the Culinary Institute, guys, not the Intelligence Agency) and he has recently opened his own high-class restaurant, Merediths.

The moral is: if you watch someone make panikeke, you will have great success in life.

Panikeke power.

http://panipopos.blogspot.com

23 comments:

  1. You're making me hungry! thank you so much! you're so friendly & funny appreciate you sharing 8-) God bless from Oregon!

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  2. What an awesome blog!! Thanks for posting all these classic recipes for everyone. :0) Keep up the awesome work! Ü

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  3. Wow, this looks so much like our dutch oliebol we eat with new year.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliebol
    But we put raisins in it. I really love your blog!
    oh and the Sapasui turned out great!

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  4. OK, so what a small world! I'm making ollibollen tomorrow night...and Appel beignets too...Thx for following the blog and hope you have an awesome New Years!

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  5. Thank you for your respons! I noticed the dutch words you wrote, are you also dutch or life in Europe? Wow what a small world.
    Take care

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  6. Two years of hard living in Amsterdam, my friend...

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  7. O my, Amsterdamned..i love the city but i know what you mean!
    Though i hope you enjoyed this little country!

    Keep up the good work!
    In the weekend i'm going to make panipop's with my mum :) hope all goes well!

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  8. Oh YUM...panipopo will always be my first and favorite Samoan dessert...Good luck! Hope your mother likes the texture because certain Dutch people I live with found it too gooey...

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  9. ii SOOOO LUV thE MORAL Of dA PANikEkE StORy !!! lol...bUT iTS SOOOO tRUE ; CUS GROWiNG UP i'VE ALWAyS WATCh'd My MUM COOk ; bAkE EtC ... & NOW thAT iM GROWN & hAVE A fAMiRy Of MiNE OWN ; lol ; i'VE tAkiN iN SUM Of hER AWESOME tALENTS ; lol...NE WAyS dA MORAL Of yOUR StORy fREAkiN ROkCCz & iS SOOO tRUE ; LUV thE bLOG & kEEP UP thE GUd Wk...LUkN 4WARd tOo MORE VidEOS ; Oh dO yOU kNOW hOW tOo MAkE ThE fRUiT PiE thAT dA SAMOAN'S SoO LUV ; yOU kNOW ThE ONE dATS ALWAyS CENTER Of ATTENtiON @kOGA'iS...lol...if yOU CAN PLS ; dAT WUd bE AWESOME !!! NE WAyS StAy bLESSEd & MUCh ALOfAS <3 ....tiANA REUPENA =)

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  10. Hi Tiana, thx for your comment...happy someone else out there has experienced the panikeke power...lol...Are you talking about the pineapple/peach custard pie?...I have a recipe from my mother from the 70s for this pie...I'll be making it someday soon so stay tuned...All the best!

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  11. OOOOOOOOhhh yESSSSS !!! thATS thE ONE ; thE PiNEAPPLE/PEACh CUStARd PiE .... dEEEEEEELiSh X's2 ; Oh GUdNESS !!! thE GOd'S Of PiE'S MUST'VE bEEN dOiN SUMThN SiNfULL fOR dEM tOo CREATE SUCh A RECiPE ; OOOOh yEAh...NE WAyS...LET ME GET OFF CUS IM HAVING A FATTY ACID ATTACK...LOL...STAY BLESSED N OH SO LOOOOKING 4WARD TO UR VIDEO ON THAT......ALOFAS <3

    --TiANA REUPENA

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  12. yum! How can I make the fa'i ones please panipopo? :)

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  13. I'll be making fa'i and pineapple ones in the near future when I have some time...stay tuned!

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  14. Thank you for sharing this recipe and all the other fab recipes posted here. Living in the uk and craving our beautiful Samoan food so this is fantastic!! Just made the pagikekes and my kids love them. Have had many attempts before but never got the consistency right until today. Keep on posting darling, I'm loving it!! Going to try your other recipes :)

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  15. So wonderful to hear that your kids love pagikeke, and I know what you mean about craving Samoan food...It's one of the reasons I even started this blog - so people could come to just one place and find reliable recipes for our delicious cuisine whenever they got the cravings...Food is the one of the easiest parts of our culture to share, so please enjoy everything on this blog! Cheers!

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  16. the temperature of the oil has always eluded me. thank you o master! ps if you are ever in Samoa contact me i have a place you can go for complimentary meals breakfast lunch or dinner. it's a new cafe' run by my mom and it's really good. _justin (jnash at mills dot edu)

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  17. WOW Justin, thank you for the offer...I would love to mention your cafe to my readers, try and drive some business your Mom's way...please email me with the details if you have time!

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  18. finally a recipe for panikeke i can follow!! and in small doses so i can practice!!! if i omit baking powder does it make a difference.. i have none in the cupboard and want to make some NOW lol.. i'll go to the store no less, dont want to mess up my panikeke's!!! thx, pls tell me you are still keeping up with this blog, its definitely needed.. you are very detailed & laughs!!! ~alofas~

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    1. Hello Deborah and thanks for visiting my site. Baking powder is essential in these, or else you'll be cooking dense balls of dough that, if you serve up, might be thrown back at you in anger - that's how Samoans are. So please use baking powder for more bounce, lol.

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  19. its a shame the measurements of making the pagikeke isnt shared id love to to know how to make it

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  20. Do you have the exact measurements for the dry ingredients please?

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