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Laplap 02.jpg
Place of originVanuatu
Main ingredientsbreadfruit, taro, yam, coconut cream, pork, beef, chicken or flying fox

Laplap (sometimes spelled lap lap) is the national dish of Vanuatu.[1] Laplap is prepared by grating breadfruit, bananas, taro or yam roots into a vegetable paste[2]. The paste is then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an underground stone oven, with fresh coconut cream. Meats like pork, beef, chicken or flying fox can be added.[3]

Laplap sosor, a variant of the national dish from Malekula island.


  1. ^ The secrets of Vanuatu's national dish, the Lap Lap
  2. ^ "Anyone for some Lap-Lap ? | Vanuatuan Cuisine". Vanuatu Traveller | 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  3. ^ Vanuatu: Laplap up some tropical flavour (+photos)