Last week, I had a nice dinner with some new friends from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We went to a local restaurant called Ono Hawaiian Foods. First time in Hawaii and first time trying Hawaiian food.
Here are some things that they tried:
Photo 1 – Combination Plate at Ono Hawaiian Foods
Photo 2 – Laulau (pork shoulder wrapped in luau leaves and ti leaves cooked in an imu or pressure steamed)
Photo 3 – Poi (made from the taro root) and White Rice
Photo 4 – Squid Luau (cooked octopus legs with young taro leaves and coconut milk)
Photo 5 – Lomi lomi Salmon (Diced tomatoes, diced onions, salted cooked salmon and garnished with green onions)
Also in the combination plate: pipikaula (dried pork meat), haupia (a coconut dessert), and kalua pig (underground oven pork).
A great website with detailed information about Hawaiian food can be found here.