Pacific Island Magazine 2019

    FIVE STAR LUXURY
    Property name: Tokoriki Island Resort
    Where: Tokoriki Island, Fiji
    Chef name: Ashim Singh
    Chef biography and food philosophy: Ashim has been
    travelling extensively throughout Asia, the Pacific, Europe and
    New Zealand for over twenty years; food is his life. When we
    spoke recently Ashim was away in India sourcing ideas, recipes
    and mostly inspiration. Chef Ashim lives, breathes and displays
    food, he has butcher’s knives tattooed on his forearms, and a
    diagram of beef cuts on his back …. that says it all really.
    The universe works in mysterious ways – Ashim landed
    back at Tokoriki Island Resort after having left in 1997 to travel
    the world and 21 years later he has returned with a wealth of
    experience, passion and a desire to keep Tokoriki Island Resort
    at head of the table.


    Recently the resort earned 5 star status, along with being
    voted the #1 Top Hotel in Fiji by TripAdvisor travellers for the 5th
    consecutive year.


    Go-to dish: “We are constantly changing and evolving here
    at Tokoriki Island Resort, I love the variety and I love having
    the freedom to be as creative as I want; this is important to
    both myself, the owners and the guests. The Vietnamese
    degustation which is available on request is something quite
    spectacular.”


    Where do you source your local produce from: “All local produce is sourced from farms on the mainland, I’m incorporating more and more into the menu. We have so much on offer here in Fiji, it’s plentiful and it’s what I grew up with, I love the flavours and so do our guests.”
    He has also introduced cooking on an open wood fire,
    inspired by watching his mother and grandmother which offers
    Chef, Ashim Singh says “All local produce is sourced from villages
    that surround us, on an almost daily basis” which offers guests an
    opportunity to experience authentic island style cooking.


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