also in the holiday goodie bag: apigigi (ah-pi-géeh-geeh--soft g), a chamorro treat made from young coconut meat, fresh coconut milk, and tapioca, then formed and wrapped in a banana leaf. it is steamed, then grilled on a fire, preferrably tangantangan (leucaena leucocephalu) wood. i didn't make these. these are a specialty of a neighbouring island, saipan, and these probably came from the vendor at the garapan market, or that guy? you know? the one with the roadside stand? is that the same guy? anyway, a friend brought in a couple hundred. they are super addictive. slightly smoky, slightly sweet, with that rather intangible taste of fresh coconut water tinged throughout the soft but not sticky tapioca.
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