Cook Islands First Monday in August

Constitution Day

The Cook Islands was named after the British navigator, James Cook, who sighted this archipelago in 1773. James Cook had initially named the islands Hervey Islands in honor of a British Lord. The island saw a constant influx of Europeans from 1821 onwards with the coming of missionaries from England and Tahiti. These were united as the Kingdom of Rarotonga, and 1888 it became a British protectorate primarily to obstruct French expressionism. The Cook Islands passed to New Zealand in 1901, and remained a protectorate of New Zealand until August 4, 1965, when it achieved self-governing territory status in free association with New Zealand.

Sapu Soi

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups glass noodle or clear asian rice vermicelli
  • 2 pounds of finely diced chicken
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 4 cups chopped vegetables ( any that you like)
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Cook noodles as per package in the meantime in a large frying pan add oil and saute onions and garlic  for 2 minutes add chicken and cook until done. When noodles are done drain well and cut in half add noodles to meat mixture then add spices, water, soy and  Vegetables saute until vegetables are tender. Eat !

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