Kapisi Pulu - Cabbage and Corned Beef in Coconut Milk

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe can be claimed by Tongan's Samoan's and Fijians (so my girlfriends tell me). For convenience you can use canned corned beef, but my friend now cooks extra corned silverside and then makes this the next day. This recipe was sourced from my Samoan & Fijian friends and from http://www.eua-island-tonga.com/Tongan-recipes.html


  1. Place the cabbage leaves on foil paper to make a cup shape. (It would help to put all these in a round cake tin). Into the cup-shaped cabbage leaves, put the corned beef, onion, tomato, some shredded cabbage and coconut cream.
  2. Wrap the foil around and bake in a moderate oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.