For other uses, see Paonga (disambiguation).

"[The Gungans] offered me a tall glass of this swampy swill, filled with all sorts of seeds skimmed off the surface of the lake. I didn't wanna risk insultin' my hosts any further, so I reluctantly guzzled it down. To my surprise, the perfect blend of bright flavors and strange textures in this green grog had me wishin' I'd run afoul of the Gungans years sooner."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

Paonga Fresca was a green-colored beverage made by Gungans,[1] the native sentient species of the planet Naboo.[2] It was made with seeds from the surface of Lake Paonga,[1] which housed their underwater city Otoh Gunga.[3]

When Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs failed to secure the Gungan Boss's permission before fishing for yobshrimp, Gungans captured him and took him to Otoh Gunga. After establishing that the chef was not a threat, they offered him a refreshment. Although Tuggs found the Paonga Fresca's appearance unappealingly swamp-like, he drank it to avoid causing further offense and was pleased with its unexpected flavor and texture.[1]

Sometime after the Battle of Takodana[1] in 34 ABY,[4] Tuggs wrote and published its recipe in The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. He topped it with green hemispheres and twisted maroon garnishes, and served it at his mobile restaurant, Tuggs' Grub, which operated out of a modified transport that he often brought to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Paonga Fresca was introduced in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which was written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe ingredients for the drink are water, limeade, chia seeds, spirulina powder, and matcha tea powder.[1]

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The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
Condiments, Sauces & Garnishes
Nerfsteak Seasoning · Saka Salt · Gurreck Gravy · Emulsauce · Moogan Spice Syrup
Dagobah Slug Syrup · Chadian Dressing · Golden Lichen Tuile · Christophsian Sugar
Nectrose Crystals
Sides, Starters & Snacks
Kat's Kettle Corn · Pitmaster's Choice · Rings of Hudalla · Roasted Kajaka Root
Xizor Salad · Roasted Chando Peppers · Moss Chips · Fritzle Fries
Mon Cala Sardine Fritters · Devaronian Soufflé · Fried Zuchii · Deviled Pikobi Eggs
Mashed Chokeroot · Constable's Caps
Soups & Stews
Rootleaf stew · Topato Soup · Tatooine Terrine · Spicy Mandalorian Stew
Ronto Wrappers · Polystarch Portion Bread · Five-Blossom Bread
Mustafarian Lava Buns · Munch-Fungus Loaf
Main Courses
Yobshrimp Noodle Salad · Braised Shaak Roast · Fried Endorian Tip-Yip · Ronto Wrap
Felucian Garden Spread · Gormaanda's Glowblue Noodles · Nerf Kebabs
Stuffed Puffer Pig · Parwan Nutricakes · Huttese Slime Pods · Gruuvan Shaal Kebab
Wroshyr Tree Cake · Bespin Cloud Drops · Cavaellin Spice Creams · Mandalorian Uj Cake
Sweet-Sand Cookies · Corellian Ryshcate · Keshian Spice Rolls · Mimbanese Mudslide
Nectrose Freeze · Kowakian Crumb Cake · Zoochberry Surprise · Tepasi Taffy
Moogan Tea · Coruscant Cooler · Dagobah Slug Slinger · Blurrgfire · Cliff Dweller
Hyperdrive · Photon Fizzle · Akivan Liqueur · Rodian Splice · Port in a Storm
Paonga Fresca · Bantha Chai · Sunrise Caf · Lothal Spicebrew
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