Tolai aigir

Tolai aigir

Tolai aigir

One of Papua New Guinea’s most iconic traditional dishes.

Serves 4

60 minutes



  • 1x tray Zenag Kaikai 
  • 4 bundles aibika
  • 1x Maggi chicken stock
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 3x kaukaus
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2x tomatoes
  • 3x bananas
  • 1x lemon


  1. Peel the kaukau and bananas, cut in halves. Transfer to a pot with the Zenag Kaikai pieces and pour in the coconut milk, ½ cup water with chicken stock to cover and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate pan add the aibika into the heated coconut oil with salt, sliced onion and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes, before transferring the ingredients to the chicken/banana/kaukau dish.
  3. Squeeze the lemon and mix all the ingredients together, before serving.
  4. Garnish with parsley.