Kaveka eggs

A box of eggs from the wild sea bird, kaveka. Consumption of these eggs on the island of Ua Huka has been limited to locals only in order to help protect the kaveka population. They are bright orange, have incredible flavor and taste a teensy bit like lobster! Mmmm.

Te umute no te mama’i kaveka! Ua kai te enata no Ua Huka aneiho tenei mama’i no te ahe ha’apao te manu kaveka. Mea ke tenei mama’i; mea orange, mea hakatu te uka (son saveur). Myam-myam…

Islanders risk life and limb to collect the eggs by hand, scaling the cliffs of the nearby Motu Manu (“bird island”) to reach the plateau where the birds nest.

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