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How did rukau get its name?
To my knowledge, rukau is just a name for the taro leaf dish, originally from the Polynesian islands.
Monica – wish I could help you but I don’t know much about the history of the taro root leaf. Good luck!
I’m sorry but the name is ‘Luau’ not rukau, it is also called ‘palusami’
which is made of taro leaves wrapped as a ball with coconut cream, onions inside, foil or breadfruit leaf to cover then bake it in the oven, steam it or in a traditional island ‘umu’.
Beautiful, yummy and healthy.
‘Rukau’ is the cook Islands name for the taro leaf dish. Prepared the same way as Luau/Palusami (Samoan) or Lu/Lu sipi (Tongan).
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