German bun

After a day on the white-sand beach at Lano, a 30 or 40 minute bus ride from Salelologa, we returned feeling a little peckish. So jumped off at the town’s bakery and ordered something to eat. One of those, and one of those. A doughnut & a German bun. I was intrigued. Was this some legacy from the German colonization of Samoa, 1899 – 1914? The woman behind the counter couldn’t tell me why it had that name, so let’s assume so. Anyway, essentially a deep fried bun, the same dough as the doughnuts, filled with grated coconut in a caramel reduction. Reminded me, rusty-red in colour & sweet in taste, of the reduced coconut toddy we’d mix with water and drink sometimes in Kiribati … though this was definitely sugar & water.

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