Wednesday, June 27, 2018

French Polynesian Lunch To Go

Sylvia in Raiatea

It's very common here for people to pop into the local supermarket to pick up a prepared lunch to go. The most common are the casse croutes or baguette sandwiches. We're also used to seeing various marinated raw fish lunches. But this one really caused me to do a double take. 

Tartare de Boeuf with all the garnishes.

This was the first time I had seen beautifully packaged Steak Tartare complete with garnishes of raw egg yolk, capers, diced onion and tomato and some sort of sauce or dressing. It's flanked by packages of poisson cru, aka Tahitian fish salad (raw). They had just put them out and people were already jostling to grab one. They eat the Tartare with a baguette. 


  1. Definitely a first for me. C’est incroyable!

  2. Oh-la-la ! I had steak tartare once at a business lunch in Paris...but so unexpected in a to-go tray in French Poly. How was it?!