We made our annual New Years Day trek to my mom's house for our Hawaiian "Luau" dinner. Mom's been making Hawaiian food to usher in the New Year since I can remember.
I thought that you might like to see what Hawaiian food actually looks like.
This picture includes kalua pig, chicken long rice, lau lau (pork and steamed taro leaves), poi(the root of the taro plant, pounded into a paste),sweet potato (this year mom made purple Okinawan sweet potato instead of the common variety), squid luau (squid cooked in the steamed leaves of the taro plant, similar in texture to cooked and finely chopped spinach),fish(this is Weke, or what you may know as Goatfish), lomi lomi salmon(salt cured salmon with chunks of tomato and round and green onions), and macaroni salad(not Hawaiian but a local favorite).
Here's a close-up of the poi(taro root, pounded into a paste). Finger lickin' good, although some liken it to wall paper paste. I have to wonder of they've actually tasted wall paper paste. rofl
Fish, Okinawan sweet potato, chicken long rice, lau lau (pork steamed in taro leaves).
Pineapple chunks and haupia (coconut pudding) for dessert.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what Hawaiian food looks like. These are the main dishes that you will see at any traditional Luau. Of course, there are other items such as opihi, raw salted crab, raw innards, and several more.
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I'm down with a bit of a cold. I hate being sick. I am really exhausted from holiday overload. I can't wait to get back to my usual routine. At this point, I really miss it.
Take care, everybody.