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Guide to Pandoran Foods - Na'vi Cuisine

Updated on March 4, 2010
On behalf of the Pandoran Visitor's Bureau, Welcome to Paradise!
On behalf of the Pandoran Visitor's Bureau, Welcome to Paradise!

Welcome to Lovely Pandora!

Hopefully your trip through hyperspace was a smooth one and you woke up feeling rested and not too atrophied. If this is your first trip to our lovely moon, Ta 'kiee-kiee! If you've visited us before, Kino ta 'kiee-kiee! As you know, you're standing on one of the most beautiful and lush moons ever to orbit a gas giant and both our stunning scenery and exciting excursions are sure to make your vacation memorable. While on Pandora, we encourage you to explore but never - I repeat - NEVER go anywhere without one of friendly native guides! Pandora may be beautiful, but we do have our share of dangerous wildlife and we'd really hate to miss you back at dinner tonight. Now that I've got that warning out of the way, allow me to tell you a bit about some of our local cuisine. All meals are lovingly prepared by our own Galaxy-renowned Chef, Priq-kwey Ak 'akay using only locally grown and sustainable organic produce and please be sure to save room for his famous T'hankoor Berry dessert! It's definately an experience unlike any other!

We use only the freshest theta fosq caps for our menu!
We use only the freshest theta fosq caps for our menu!

Proq 'hindey (starter course)

Theta Fosq braised with Me Kiee-Kiee Honey

Theta Fosq's are a tender phosphorescent mushroom grown in the lowlands of Beqt-well just northeast of the famed Tree of Souls. They are nocturnal mushrooms and are extremely difficult to harvest being that they are a favored snack of the nocturnal pygmy thanator. Chef Priq-kwey sears these culinary delights on a sadnium-powered hot plate, deglazes them with a shot of liquid nitrogen and finishes them off by slowly braising them in the honey from a me kiee-kiee flower. The result is one of the most delectable amuse-bouche's you'll ever experience this side of the Crab Nebula.

Dance choreographer/trainer, Ya'kut, performing in the Pandoran Rekwill D'oro Fantasy Ballet.
Dance choreographer/trainer, Ya'kut, performing in the Pandoran Rekwill D'oro Fantasy Ballet.

Rekwill D'oro (pre-dinner ceremony and dance)

The Pandoran Rekwill D'oro Fantasy Ballet

After your plates have been cleared and your G'ongo glasses refilled, you're in for a real treat! The Na'vi are known not only for their incredible cuisine, but for their elaborate ceremonial dances as well. Please enjoy a chilled glass of our aged G'ongo wine and let the rythmic drumming and chanting of the Pandoran Rekwill D'oro Fantasy Ballet take you to another place - a place unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Freshly-picked theta birq leaves.
Freshly-picked theta birq leaves.
Birq Sp'erq's namesake dish.
Birq Sp'erq's namesake dish.

Chaka 'ctou (salad course)

Theta Birq Salade with Poached Sp'erq and Chelm Root

Your next course is sure to please even the most sophisticated of palates and is one of Chef Ak 'akay's signature dishes. Using only the freshest theta birq leaves, Chef Ak 'akay lightly braises the leaves in the nectar of the deesho flower and then tosses them with G'ongo-poached sp'erq and pickled chelm root. He then encapsulates the entire salad in a gelatin/nitrogen mold and serves it with local artisan deesho bread. This wonderful dish has been described as "...the intial pleasant shock one gets when first leaping into hyperspace, without the groggy hangover feeling to follow." by none other than intergalactic food critic, Gordon Ramsey XVII.

Chef Ak 'akay's Theta Birq Salade has been featured in the Intergalactic Michelin Survey and is rated 4 stars. This dish inspired the name of Chef Ak 'akay's seventh restaurant, Birq Sp'erq, and has yet to be duplicated. Chef Ak 'akay has only taught his most loyal Sous-Chef's the recipe leaving out one important ingredient which he himself adds before serving. It's rumoured that he has tattood the complete recipe on his left buttock so that when he dies, his recipe will continue to live on.

One look at the Holy Waters of Nadu, and you'll be forever changed.
One look at the Holy Waters of Nadu, and you'll be forever changed.
Swimsuits optional...
Swimsuits optional...

A'hookiee Nadu (rejuvination swim)

The Holy Waters of Nadu

No authentic Pandoran feast would be complete without a refreshing and cleansing dip in the famed waters of Nadu. While the next course is being prepared, you are invited to swim with us in one of the most peaceful and refreshing pools in the seventeen explored galaxies. It is said that the very waters of Nadu are responsible for nourishing the deep roots of the Tree of Souls, and therefore have rejuvenating qualities that aid in digestion, cleansing the body of toxins and promoting fertility. For this last reason alone, the most popular name in all seventeen explored galaxies for the last four centuries has been Nadu. Coincidence? We like to think not.

Chef Ak 'akay's toro jelly aspic.
Chef Ak 'akay's toro jelly aspic.
Candied-brandied tower of toro jelly.
Candied-brandied tower of toro jelly.

Tow Tow (gastrique course)

Duo of Charged Toro Jelly

After drying off from your swim, warm up with this delightful duo of charged toro jelly. Similar in flavor to mint and jalepenos, toro has the unique ability to warm a person up from the inside out and leave them feeling euphoric and pleasantly intoxicated. Our house-made toro jelly isn't nearly as strong as it's raw form's potency (humans who ingest raw toro experience intense hallucinations and are left with a debilitating hangover), but formulated to assure a pleasing experience, enticing flavor and vivid dreams. Our toro jelly has been approved by the GFES (Galactic Federation Edibility Scale) for use by humans and our creative Chef prepares his duo to be both visually appealing as well as delicious!

  • Don't forget to pick up a jar of toro jelly in our gift shop before leaving the Moon of Pandora! We gift-wrap and can arrange shipping for a small fee.

Jer'r berries impart a deliciously sweet and juicy smoke aroma to tough cuts such as pygmy thanator.
Jer'r berries impart a deliciously sweet and juicy smoke aroma to tough cuts such as pygmy thanator.
Pygmy thanator rib-eye steaks undergoing the necessary de-ionization process to make them edible to humans.
Pygmy thanator rib-eye steaks undergoing the necessary de-ionization process to make them edible to humans.
The ripe t'hankoor berry in full heat.
The ripe t'hankoor berry in full heat.
Chef Ak 'akay's famous t'hankoor berry stack with fondant.
Chef Ak 'akay's famous t'hankoor berry stack with fondant.

Cheenka 'ay (main course)

Jer'r Berry-Smoked Pygmy Thanator Rib-Eye with Muscrun Dew Reduction

These free-range thanator rib-eyes are chargrilled to perfection observing the ancient cooking methods of the Drac'uu Ancestors resulting in one of the most flavorful and savory steaks you'll ever have the privilage of tasting. The secret to grilling pygmy thanator (normally a very tough meat) is in the smoking process. Our Chef uses only the juiciest jer'r berries to add to the coals creating a steam/smoke process that imparts wonderful aroma and tenderness to this otherwise gamey and tough animal. Depending upon the seaon, Chef Ak 'akay may serve the rib-eye atop seei-ko puree, shaved ferdu salad or G'ongo braised scheekos. Each rib-eye is cooked to order assuring you the perfect meal and topped with the petals of the d'err-ango cactus flower. Bon appetit for sure!

Sim'pa (dessert course)

T'hankoor Berry Stack with Me Kiee-Kiee Honey and Fondant

Another of Chef Ak 'akay's signature dishes, his t'hankoor berry stack is one dessert you'll want to save room for! Each t'hankoor berry is grown hydroponically using just the right mix of pheremones to get them in heat to lock in the sweet flavor that "in-heat" berries are known for. We'll never settle for berries that aren't in heat, and will serve ice cream sundaes before we ever would. Served on an edible plate of gernout-infused nitrogen glass, this is the perfect end to a perfect meal.

Also available with dessert is an assortment of coffees and teas, c'yruyg, breee-k'om elixer, qh'rn, chardonnay, jeenin t'ohnix, blue nun and locally grown tobacco.

Local Night Life

In case you aren't yet ready to turn in for the night, Pandora offers many late-night opportunities. Allow one of our local guides to take you on a tour through the bete'l flower patches of N-urgi, go skygazing at Thelorty, join one of our pygmy thanator hunting expeditions or enjoy the excitement of Pandro's "blue-light" district. Just remember to always take along one of our trained local guides as Pandora can be an extremely dangerous place at night to the uninformed tourist. Follow these hints to assure a safe and enjoyable stay on Pandora:

  • ALWAYS have a local guide.
  • Do not carry magnetically sensative electronics in the northlands.
  • If confronted by local animals, the best thing to do is look at the ground and stay very still.
  • Always carry a spare re-breather with you.
  • Don't eat anything unless your guide tells you it's safe.
  • Use moon-screen of at least MPF 15 (moon-burns can ruin your vacation)
  • If visiting the blue-light district, please use protection (for your sake as well as for our working Na'vi.

 - This brochure was published by the Pandoran Visitor's Bureau and is copywrited material. The Pandoran Visitor's bureau is not to be held responsible in the case of injury, sickness, death or being raped by a thanator. We hope you enjoy your stay on Pandora and would appreciate your feedback. Any comments, questions or death threats can be posted below. Thank you and Y'aour-hana! -

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      Stevie Escamilla 

      6 years ago

      Oh, no! The "correction police" have gone intergalactic! DBol, I (heart) youse writing, man! Your wallet should have the phrase "Bad- A$$ M---------r!" on it, but in the N'avi language. Again, youse gots talent and I hope fame finds you ;-)

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      Lahrs_LvenHrc 

      6 years ago

      Enjoied the receipts that have been prepared in my house. Her LEFT OVERs overly shared, but looking for another dish. Pandora Bx has been explored by Al-azEn-Ex even two at a time. I've added Peanut sauce to better other meals, great results. No left overs.

    • Delaney Boling profile imageAUTHOR

      Delaney Boling 

      6 years ago

      I stand corrected Talenia! I wrote this before I fully immersed myself in the beautiful N'avi language. :-)

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      talenia 

      6 years ago

      OMG! Your post was awsome. I want to let you kno the last line in your post was kind of incorrect. You said thank you and y'are-hana, but that is not right. It is Eywa Ngahu, Eywa be with you. Kiyevame ma tsmuke and irayo. Thank you for leting me explore Pandora. Lu ha'si, it is fenished! Kiyevame!

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      'Oma Tirea 

      6 years ago

      Quite frankly, this kinda makes me cringe. Rutxe nivume fte pivlltxe lì'fyati leNa'vi nì'awve!

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      vx0 

      6 years ago

      Unfortunately, none of the attempted Na'vi vernacular is cannon, or even follows phonotactic rules of the Na'vi language.

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      Ateyo Te Syaksyuk 

      6 years ago

      Thoroughly enjoyable presentation! I wondered why my pygmy thanator roast had turned out so unappetizing!

      Very imaginative and inventive! Irayo ma Trmukan!

    • Delaney Boling profile imageAUTHOR

      Delaney Boling 

      8 years ago

      You're welcome! I definately had fun with this one. Kinda makes you want to take a vacation to Pandora, doesn't it?

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      Varun Sharma 

      8 years ago

      Thanks For this hub mate! :)

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