Independence Day

On January 1 1962, Western Samoa achieved its independence from New Zealand. Nevertheless, this day is observed on June 1 and is still acknowledged by the Samoan society in New Zealand. These people deck themselves up for the event and take part in various cultural and musical programs.

Oka Popo

Serves 4


  • 1 pound of white fish cubed or small scallops
  • ¼ cup  lemon
  • ¼ cup lime
  • ¼ cup of diced shallots
  • 2 small diced tomatoes
  • 1 small english cucumber diced
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro sliced


In a medium bowl (glass bowl) put cubed fish or scallops, add lemon and
lime juice, mix and cover then put in fridge for 15 minutes less done  to 45 minutes well done. Meanwhile put all vegetables in a large bowl, then drain fish and add to vegetable mixture then add coconut milk mix and put in fridge for 1/2 hour.
Served chilled with a slice of lime.
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