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NAIDOC Cooking Class

At Dragonfly's Early Learning at Coolum Beach, part of the children's research during

NAIDOC week was to learn about the regions that were included in NAIDOC and to research recipes from these areas

One of the regions that the children enjoyed was finding out more about the South Sea Islands and South Sea Islander cooking

Sabee Sabee refers to coconut milk in theTorres Strait Islands

Sabee Sabee Domboy is similar to dumplings cooked in coconut milk

This version has pumpkin added to the coconut milk mixture

The children then cooked the Sabee Sabee Domboy and ate it


Sabee Sabee Domboy


1/4 pumpkin

4 tins coconut milk


1 cup plain flour (extra for kneading)

2 tablesp sugar



  1. Steam pumpkin till soft

  2. heat coconut milk in a saucepan to coconut milk till simmering

  3. Mix plain flour with a little water till a dough-like consistency

  4. Roll the dough into a snake-like shape

  5. Add sugar and pumpkin to coconut milk and cook for a few minutes

  6. Gently break off small pieces of the dough

  7. Drop into coconut mixture

  8. The dough will rise to the top

  9. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes

  10. Scoop cooked dough out and serve with some of the coconut mixture

  11. KAI Kai (Eat and enjoy)

Note: This is usually a side dish served at Islander Feasting meal times

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