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Nuku’alofa is the capital and largest city of Tonga. It is located on the island of Tongatapu in the Pacific Ocean and has a population of approximately 24,000 people. Nuku’alofa is known for its stunning beaches, its vibrant culture, and its friendly people. Popular attractions include the Royal Palace, the Ancient Tonga Cultural Centre, and the Ha’amonga ‘a Maui Trilithon. Cuisine and Food cultureTongan cuisine is characterized by its use of local ingredients, including taro, cassava, yams, and seafood. One popular dish is lu pulu, which is taro leaves and corned beef or lamb cooked in coconut cream. Another popular dish is ota ika, which is a raw fish salad made with coconut cream, lime juice, and vegetables. Tongan cuisine also features many types of tropical fruits, including bananas, pineapples, and mangoes.