Celebrate a World of Flavors – Oceania & Hawaiian Cuisine
Sunday, May 1, 2022

“Celebrate a World of Flavors” is a chance to learn more about your own food culture and those around you. Learn how to eat a well-balanced meal with lots of flavors! Oceania and Hawaiian dishes include the cuisines of the areas in the Pacific Ocean. Expand your diet by learning how to make an authentic Oceania or Hawaiian dish and dine at a Blue Zones Project ApprovedTM Restaurant!

This dish uses ‘ulu or breadfruit, a staple food in Hawaii, Caribbean, Polynesia and even South Asia. It is similar to jackfruit and has a mild with the same consistency of potatoes or taro. ‘Ulu is high in protein, fiber and nutrients.

‘Ulu Curry Corn Chowder
Blue Zones Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup precooked ‘ulu*
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat and add coriander seeds. Sauté seeds until fragrant.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté until almost tender.
  3. Turn heat up to high and add yellow curry powder, corn, coconut milk and ‘ulu.
  4. Bring to a boil and then turn down and let simmer on medium-low until sauce begins to thicken and ‘ulu is tender.
  5. Add water if sauce thickens too much for your taste. Finish with sea salt and serve.

*Note: If ‘ulu is not available, use jackfruit, diced sweet potatoes or another starchy vegetable.

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‘Ulu Curry Corn Chowder - Blue Zones