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a dish called mumu filled with cooked sweet potato, plantains, taro root, chicken, pork belly, kale and pineapple.

Mumu (A traditional dish from Papua New Guinea)

This dish is a tropical delight that cooks up in one pot.  The dish is also plant paradox friendly if you use pastured chicken and humanely raised pork.  It is hearty and delicious!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Papua New Guinean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1106kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 large Banana Leaf for cooking only not edible
  • 2 bunches Kale
  • 2 Taro roots Peeled and cut up
  • 2 Green plantains peeled and cut up
  • 2 Sweet potatoes peeled and cut up
  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless skinless thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 lbs Pork belly cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Pineapple cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 2 Limes cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp Salt


  • In a large aluminum pan Place a layer down of banana leaf.
  • Next place a layer of Kale leaves
  • Place the root vegetables and plantains, over the kale
  • Next place the pork and chicken over the root vegetables
  • Sprinkle the salt over the meat.
  • Put the pineapple over the meat.
  • Squeeze the lime quarters and throw them in as well after squeezing.
  • Pour over the coconut milk
  • Cover with the remaining kale and cover with the rest of the banana leaf.
  • completely cover with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Place BBQ on high heat and let cook for about 1 hour. Open up to make sure that the meat is cooked through and root vegetables are tender.  It may take longer depending on how hot your grill gets.  Serve hot and enjoy!



Calories: 1106kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 8620IU | Vitamin C: 110.5mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 4.7mg