What is Kalua Pig?

Kalua Pig or slow cooked pig is a popular tourist attraction in many Hawaiian restaurants mainly because of its unique cooking process and also its distinct taste. Traditionally, this dish recipe is prepared with the use of a whole pig being roasted underground. Most of the places where this kind of dish is usually prepared have an underground pit or the imu where the pig or pork is cooked slowly under low to medium heat.

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Easy Peasy Homemade Lau Lau Recipe

Making lau laus isn’t difficult at all – well, depending on how you make it. But this recipe is a quick, yes quick, and easy laulau recipe that you can make at home. You don’t need an imu (large cooking pit), nor even ti leaves. You’ll just need a few essential ingredients and a pressure cooker and you can make your very own laulaus.

Lau Lau Recipe

Credit to Ben of Hawaii Plumbing Contractors

  • Pork Butt
  • Luau Leaves
  • Hawaiian Salt/Sea Salt
  • Ti Leaves (Optional)
  • Foil
  • Water

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What is a Lau Lau?

Hawaiian cuisine is famous for various dishes that people from different parts of the world love to eat. Laulau is another native dish from Hawaiian cuisine that is traditionally prepared with pork that is wrapped with taro leaf. The old method of preparing this dish is by assembling several luau leaves and putting several pieces of pork and fish in the middle. Today, taro leaves are being used instead of the luau leaves, with salted butterfish and chicken, beef or pork. These are usually cooked through steaming over a stove. This dish is typically lunch dish that is served with macaroni salad and rice on the side. Continue reading “What is a Lau Lau?”

Loco Moco Recipe with a Red Wine Herb Brown Gravy

Here’s a recipe of a modern kicked-up version of the Loco Loco that anyone can make. Simple and easy but full of flavor – just like Hawaii!

Hamburger Patties

  • 3 Lbs. Ground Beef (Preferably an 80/20 ratio)
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Each Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Combine all ingredients well. Make into patties.

Red Wine Herb Gravy
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What is a Loco Moco?

What is the Loco Moco Dish?

A contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, Loco Moco is traditionally made with white rice and topped with hamburger patty, fried egg and delicious brown gravy. There are already many variations of the dish that includes different ingredients like spam, ham, bacon, chili, teriyaki beef, and other meats just to name a few. Aside from being known as a popular Hawaiian dish, it is also the name of a restaurant chain in Hawaii serving various rice bowl dishes. Continue reading “What is a Loco Moco?”

Aloha food world!

Coming soon! A blog on Hawaii’s unique “melting pot” cuisine and both modern and traditional “Hawaiian” inspired/derived recipes.

By “Hawaiian”, I’m not only speaking about the traditional foods that the ancient Hawaiian people ate, but also the food that has been inspired and accustomed to Hawaii’s cuisine today.

So comeback here to get your grind on! It’s kau kau time!