Hawaiian Cuisine

Kimmy and Hanna Hour 2

The State of Hawaii

  • 2,000 miles southwest of the United States
  • consists of 8 main islands
  • some major tourists attractions include: USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, North Shore or Oahu, and Waikiki Beach
  • Population: 1,419,561
  • "The Aloha State"
  • One out of 4 states that was independent before statehood

Outside Influences of Hawaiian Cuisine

  • inhabited by indigenous polynesian people
  • Known for seafood, and they planted coconuts, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and yams

Spam in Hawaii

  • about 6 million cans of spam are eaten each year in Hawaii
  • After WWII ended, there were many soldiers in Hawaii. The government needed something cheap and non-perishable to feed the soldiers
  • considered a part of culinary tradition in Hawaii
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Poi in Hawaii

  • considered a common food in Hawaii
  • made from mashing down a taro plant stem until it is a fluid
  • They cook it and add water to get it to a certain consistency

Fruits of the Islands

  • because of the warm temperature, there are many tropical fruits in Hawaii. For example: Bananas, Pineapple, Coconuts, Mangoes, Papayas, and Dragon Fruit

Fish and Seafood Dishes in Hawaii

  • Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burger with coconut and pineapple
  • Lomi-Lomi Salmon
  • Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp
  • Tuna
  • Hawaiian Pablano Fried Rice

Popular Restaurants in Hawaii

  • Dat Cajun Guy
  • Helena's Hawaiian Food
  • Lahaina Grill