What Is Poke?

Poke is enjoying a bit of a renaissance in foodie circles these days, so you may as well know a few things about it. So what is poke? Here are a few facts that should help answer that question: First, you may have pronounced it wrong. It rhymes with “okay”. […] Read more »

What is a Lau Lau?

“En Fuego has the best housemade Lau Lau’s on Oahu.” – Scott M., M & M Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning From the spelling of lau lau, it’s easy enough to guess that it’s Hawaiian in origin. But it’s not a kind of party, though you may find it in a luau. […] Read more »

What is Kalua Pig (Kalua Pork)?

If you’re ever in Hawaii, don’t forget to ask for kalua pig or kalua pork when you’re at a luau. The word “kalua” means “to cook in an underground oven”, which in Hawaii is called an imu. It’s pronounced like the alcoholic beverage Kalua. So what is kalua pig, exactly? […] Read more »

What Is Saimin?

A popular noodle soup that was first developed in China and was developed by various immigrants in Hawaii is Saimin. This dish is inspired the Chinese Mein, Japanese ramen and the Filipino pancit, but it was developed during the plantation era in Hawaii. It is served with soft egg and […] Read more »

What is Haupia?

Hawaiian cuisine is not only known for their delicious main dishes, but also for various desserts made from abundant of tropical tree fruits on the island. One of the popular desserts traditionally made in Hawaii is Haupia. This is a coconut milk-based dessert that is also found and served during […] Read more »

What is Chicken Katsu?

Chicken katsu or chicken cutlet is not only popular in Japan, but also in here in Hawaii. This dish is prepared with chicken cutlets that are breaded and deep fried. The thickness of each cutlet is around 1 to 2 centimeters and are cut in bite-size strips or pieces. The […] Read more »

What Is Squid Luau?

The popularity of the Luau dish made it easy for many to try other ingredients when it is being prepared. If the original recipe of Luau requires taro leaves, there are other recipes where spinach is used instead. For those who want to stick with its original recipe, the squid […] Read more »