Friday, May 20, 2011

Go Local: Coconut Jam

I have been living in Pohnpei for 7 months but I haven't found local food that I really like. Some of the local food are similar with Indonesia like: breadfruit, taro, yam, casava, the difference is we don't eat those food as main course but more to snack. Oh maybe in some parts of Indonesia they still eat it as main course but from where I come from we eat it as snack.

Everytime I go to Yoshie for groceries shopping I always see jars of Coconut Jam near the cashier, but the package doesn't look appealing to me, yeah I know it's not easy to make a good packaging that really appealing and scream BUY ME I've been there done that with my previous work as an advertising slave. Until Keira & Sky invited us to have dinner at their place.

Keira made tart filled with banana and top with coconut jam, yes local coconut jam. And the verdict? Love it! It was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy that I had to eat more than one piece lol.

This Coconut Jam – a local caramel-like spread made from sugar, glucose and coconut and sometimes Karat banana (in the description said it is a native mix of yams, breadfruit and rice but said different on the ingredients list). It can be eaten straight out of the jar, spread on toast, put on pancakes, scones, or made into tarts, and it is soooo good. 

Since then, we are hooked by this coconut jam. As everything else in Pohnpei, there is no standard price for this coconut jam, an exactly the same product will have different prices in each shops.

If you go to Blue Nile it will cost you $2.30 or sometimes they have it at $2.35, side by side but different price.
Yoshie will charge you for $2.40
Palm Terrace mark it as $2.50

So you know where to go if you want to buy it.

PS. For Indonesians, I think this coconut jam taste similar with wajik/wajit, but in a different form not as solid as.


BabyBeluga said...

Sounds good, yes, I have to agree with you regarding its packaging.

Lorraine said...

It looks good and I bet it tastes good too. I imagine it is the same like Sarikaya but sweeter?

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coconut jam, I like it, wonder if it taste good .. but if I got the bread, I definitely need to buy the jam..