Living the Fresh Food Fantasy Around the Clock in Vanuatu
It looks local, feels local, and tastes local. Vanuatu's Port Vila Market is a cocktail of smells, colours, and tribal languages. The open market conjures up an undeniable excitement amongst ni-vans (native Vanuatuans) and throws a feast of culture at wandering tourists who follow their nose to the epicenter of the island's food supply. Vegetables used in local cuisine ooze out of woven banana-leaf baskets and stone stoves sizzle with hot meals served on long communal tables. Chow down on a lunch of laplap, a staple meal of cabbage, banana leaves, root veggies, and meat cooked underground, knowing you'll be back for freshly cracked coconut at 4am. Stall owners work, sleep, and eat at the market making it a 24-hour hub of all things edible.