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Eating With The World’s Most Isolated Tribe

KOROWAI COMPOUND: Nibun + Sago Grub + Sago Beatles + River Fish + Pica
Address: Near Dekai, Papua, Indonesia

NIBUN: Cut down wild palm tree and scoop out white liquid in the middle.

SAGO GRUB + BEATLES: Retrieve food from dead sago tree. Grill sago grubs and beetles on open fire.

SAGO GRUB (Pizza): Lay out grata leaves. Spread dried sago into a circle. Spread pica into a circle on top of sago. Place ripped up jo (fern) on top of both. Sprinkle more of the pica on top of jo. Rip heads off grubs and split in half. Then throw them on top of powders and fern. Add more fern. Add more pica on top. Wrap in grata leaves, placing hot stones in the leaves and bundle it all together, tying it with twine. Place on the fire with stone on top. Allow it to cook for 35-45 minutes.

RIVER FISH: Lay out grata leaf and spread pica over it. Lay river fish in the middle. Fold up and secure with twine. Place on fire with hot stones and allow to cook.

SAGO GRUBS + PICA: Spread pica in a leaf. Rip sago grubs in half and place on top of pica. Place more pica on top. Wrap up and place on fire until cooked.

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