The Papua New Guinea Saveloy!

Papua New Guinea Saveloy

I will soon enough give Papua New Guinea its own full street food blog, but with my penchant for all things saveloy imagine my amazement when I was to discover the Papua New Guinea saveloy!

You can read about the SodaQuest here.

Street Food Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea street food already has its own article, which I will link to in a bit, but I will summaries as such! Mostly it is dominated by root vegetables like sweet potato and cassava, but there is also this extremely weird hybrid Australian influence, which means fries/chips, pies and the aforementioned saveloy.

IN fact not only was I shocked to see a Papua New Guinea saveloy, but mostly i was shocked at just how readily available it was. I am used to seeing saveloys in one place and one place only, and that is it the chip shop. In Papua New Guinea you see the saveloy at the Kai Bar, a street food sensation that a bit like a chip shop (without the fish), but also at street vendors, street food stalls and at markets.

It was at the markets where I was to fall in love with the saveloys of Papua New Guinea thigh!

So how do you eat a saveloy in Papua New Guinea?

Much like in other parts of the world, except they seem to come in three particularly ways. You can get a hot saveloy with chips at a Kai Bar, this to me is no different to going to a chippy, bar the lack of vinegar.

I was also to discover at the Humi Market on the road from Goroka to Lae, this market could and may well should get its own entry, but for now we shall merely talk about it from a saveloy level. For about 50 cents a pop they sold hot breaded/battered saveloy that were frankly amazing. Something I washed down with coconut water and coconut soaked chicken.

And lastly and this is what I found most amazing about the Papua New Guinea saveloy, they seem to just sell it everywhere and as like a snack, every roadside, market or whatever and it tends to cold.

How does the Papua New Guinea Saveloy taste?

Saveloys are my thing in case you had not guessed and to be at least these were the real deal. Much more meaty than what you get back home, less processed  and ever so much more spicy. I would not be surprised if they still used pigs brains to make them!

Regardless we give a Street Food Guy firm thumbs up to the saveloys f Papua New Guinea, one of the best and cheapest street eats in the country.