Food in Kiribati
Kiribati’s cuisine selection is limited. If a cargo of imported food has just arrived, purchase it now away since it won’t last long! The variety and quantity are always growing and improving, as is the number of supply vessels arriving.
While Western-style goods will always be somewhat restricted, the essentials are usually accessible. The supply of fruits and vegetables is restricted.
The I-main Kiribati’s food is fish and rice, which is reflected in many of Tarawa’s dining establishments. It is recommended to sample the local sashimi, which is delivered directly from the sea to your dish.
Western-style dinners are best available at Marys and the Otintaai hotels. There are also many Chinese eateries.
Drinks in Kiribati
The native beverage is toddy, which is produced from the sap of a coconut tree. This sweet toddy may then be matured for a few days into the alcoholic sour toddy that locals prefer. The original sweet toddy may also be made into a syrup known as Kamaimai. After that, the Kamaimai may be poured over sweet buns or ice cream.
Kava is also widely available across Kiribati, with a growing number of Kava establishments springing up on Tarawa.
Captains Bar in Betio and the Lagoon Club in Ambo are Tarawa’s two major bars. Friday evenings are dancing nights at the Otintaai. There is a restricted supply of wine and spirits, but there is a plentiful supply of cool beer.
Tarawa has just one nightclub, the Midtown, which is open till late.
A few of the Gilbert group’s Outer Islands do not sell alcohol.