– a fresh treat to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth on a warm, Hawaiian sunny day. These superfood acai bowls can be found throughout the island and are usually topped with fresh fruit, granola and honey.
– a popular dish on the islands, flock to the North Shore and find the shrimp trucks full of locals and tourists to get a plate of fresh shrimp sautéed in butter and oil with a lot of garlic. Top it off with a scoop of white rice + greens and make it a combo!
– a staple dish at every luau, potluck, Kālua Pork is one of the oldest and most traditional delicacies served on the island. This smoked, shredded meat, usually slowly cooked in an underground oven with hardwood, is a delicious and popular Hawaiian fall off the bone meat (covered with banana leaves while cooking) seasoned with sea salt and smoked spices that is an essential part of a hawaiian plate.
– Call this the ultimate comfort food dish for breakfast (or whenever, really). A loco moco usually consists of a bed of white rice topped with hamburger patties and fried eggs, smothered in rich, brown gravy.
– Made from taro root, Poi is a superfood full of high-fiber, low-sodium, gluten-free source of vitamin B, calcium and phosphorus and best of all, it’s fat free! This traditional hawaiian staple food is made by mashing baked or steamed taro with a stone pestle, gradually adding in water until it’s thick, smooth and sticky. It has a mild, slightly sweet taste that complements fresh fish, and can be used as a dipping sauce for pork lau lau.