The most popular and tasty Western Samoan recipes include palusami (young taro leaves baked in coconut cream), panipopo (Samaon sweet coconut buns), pisupo (corned beef), sapasui (Chinese chop suey), and various kinds of fa'alifu and fai'ai (roots and meats baked in coconut cream. A popular salad is ota (raw fish marinated in lemon/lime juice and coconut milk), and drinks include vaifala. Samoan people like to cook fresh food grown from their own hands or, if they live in town, will visit the local market for fresh produce. Samoan food is commonly cooked in an umu, an oven on the ground.
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