Special Sub-Topic: Hawaiian Food
|How is a traditional Kalua Pig made?|
underground oven. An underground oven, or IMU, is the best way to do a kalua pig. It can also be done in an oven, but that is FAR from traditional.
|Pork, beef, chicken, fish, or all of these together, wrapped in luau leaves, then ti leaves, and put into an imu to cook is called a:|
Laulau. A standard for a luau, although quite a task, this is soooo ono! By the way - ono means good!
|Taro, steamed, cleaned, then pounded to produce a thick, slightly purplish-gray substance is called:|
Poi. Ancient Hawaiians ate poi daily - sort of how mainlanders eat a steak and potato dinner - Hawaiians ate this for their starch portion.
|Tomatos, onions, salmon, all diced and thrown together with some hawaiian salt makes --------- salmon.|
lomilomi. Lomi means to mix or turn something. Lomilomi salmon is a standard side dish for a luau. Ono ono ono!
|Another side dish found at most luaus is made of raw fish, seaweed, and onions, among other things (many, many ways to make this dish) is called:|
|When you boil down luau leaves until they aren't recognizable as leaves any more, then add either squid, chicken, pork or beef, and coconut milk, you make this?|
luau. Mushy, gross looking green stuff - but very delicious.
|Cook coconut milk with some cornstarch and you get this dessert:|
Haupia. Sort of like a coconut jello, milky looking and sweet, this is the favorite dessert at a luau.
|A mashed potato-like side dish, made with yellow OR purple sweet potato and coconut milk is:|
palau. Palau is a sweet dessert like dish - usually served in little cups since it is somewhat expensive to make.
|Not really a TRADITIONAL hawaiian dish, although it's come to be expected at a luau, it includes mushrooms, chicken (shredded), and long rice noodles, this is called:|
Chicken Long Rice. Sort of a soupy dish - very ono on a cold and rainy night.
|A drink used mainly in ancient Hawaii (some people still drink this), it was a painreliever for toothaches, headaches, etc. Also an incredible intoxicant!|
'awa. The 'awa (sometimes called kava) root was pounded and the juices were made in to a muddy looking water. Instant numbness!
|When sometimes a whole pig is not available for the luau, people often use this as a substitute?|
|Kind of gross, this sea creature is taken out of its shell, put into a large bowl with hundreds of its friends, flavored with Hawaiian salt and eaten RAW!:|
opihi. I don't eat this - too gross after watching them move around. The opihi is a limpet.
|Now - off the food subject, how many letters are there in the hawaiian alphabet?|
13. a, e, i, o, u, he, ke, la, mu, nu, pi, we, 'okina. There's even a song for it!
|What are little dried shrimp called in Hawaiian?|
'opae. Actually a Japanese product, this 'opae' is used in a large variety of dishes.
|When the imu is empty and the food is on the table, it's time to inu!! What is that?|
drink. Inu - favorite pastime for pau hana (finish work!) - the fun depends on what you want to inu!
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