- Posted December 23, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
2013: Your greatest moment
sweet sweets in Fiji
Have you ever been to Fiji? If not, what image do you have? Actually, I did not know anything about there before I went. Fiji has Fijians and Indians. They are very friendly and positive. Also, they always keep smiling, so Fiji is the happiest country in the world. This summer, I visited Fiji and I could have a wonderful time with my host-family.
Do you know the proverb “When in Rome do as the Romans do.”? I always keep this in mind whenever I visit another country. However, in Fiji, I could not follow it because Fiji was very different from Japan, so my first impression was not good. This is why I have got shocked by the culture and food.
During staying in Fiji, I tasted many kinds of Indian or Fijian sweets. The feature of Indian and Fijian sweets is very colorful. My family was Indian, so I tasted many Indian sweets. Some were very nice, but others were not good. Indian sweets were too sweet. Although my host-family made me some Indian sweets, I could not eat some of them. When I attended the Indian ceremony, there were many sweets. The most delicious one was Jalebi, the taste like a Japanese popular snack. On the other hand, the worst one was first picture. It is very stinky and sticky. These sweets are made of milk with condensed milk. Although this sweet is very popular among Indians, I think most Japanese would not like it. I have not seen these colorful sweets in Japan, so I could spend a precious time in Fiji. I really could have a valuable experience.