DISHES TO TRY
This is shredded roasted pig that has a strong smoky flavor (especially close to the skin) or a mild flavor. It’s usually served with white rice and poi at restaurants or has part of a buffet at luaus.
This is basically finely chopped onion and tomato with bits of raw salmon and it’s a Hawaiian side dish.
This chicken is slathered with Hawaiian barbecue sauce and then turned many times as it’s cooking.
Lau lau is pork and/or fish wrapped in taro leaves and ti leaves and then steamed for several hours. Because it’s steamed so long in the leaves, the meat gets an earthy taste.
Hawaiian Beef Stew tastes so different than other beef stews because you usually eat it with a scoop of macaroni salad and rice. The flavor combination is next level.
Poi is a traditional Hawaiian food that is basically cooked taro root that has been pounded into a paste and then fermented.
Poke is Hawaiian-style sashimi (raw fish) that is diced up and marinated. Usually, it’s Ahi (Tuna), Salmon, or Octopus.
The simplest Loco Moco is a bed of rice topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and then smothered in gravy.
Another Chinese-style soup is Saimin. In Hawaii, this usually means a noodle soup in broth with sliced fish cake and strips of barbecue pork.
Musubi is the Hawaiian version of sushi, but with Spam as the protein instead of fish. It’s a rectangular block of rice topped with a slice of fried Spam and then wrapped in seaweed.
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