Local Hawaiian Food You Have To Try

adobo:

Filipino pork or chicken cooked in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic

ahi: 

yellowfin tuna

 

azuki: 

sweetened red or black beans

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crack seed: 

popular snack of dried fruits with salt, sugar, and seasonings

 

dim sum: 

Chinese brunch of appetizer-size food, often served with tea

 

haupia: 

coconut pudding

 

huli huli chicken: 

chicken barbecued on spits over an open grill

 

laulau: 

pork, butterfish, beef, or chicken wrapped in taro leaf and then baked or steamed in an imu

 

li hing mui: 

preserved plum, a type of crack seed

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lilikoi: 

passion fruit

 

limu: 

edible seaweed

loco moco: 

a fried egg on top of a hamburger, served with rice and gravy

 

lomi salmon: 

cold diced salmon, tomatoes, and onion

 

kalua pig: 

barbecued pork, cooked whole in an imu (underground oven)

 

katsu: 

pork or chicken dipped in bread crumbs and deep-fried

kimchee: 

Korean spicy pickled cabbage seasoned with garlic, chiles, and other spices

kona coffee: 

coffee from beans grown in the Kona District of the Big Island

 

kulolo: 

dessert made of baked taro root mixed with coconut milk and honey or sugar

 

mahi mahi: 

dolphinfish that can be broiled, grilled, baked, or poached

 

malasadas: 

sweet Portuguese doughnuts without a hole

mochi: 

cakes made out of rice

 

musubi: 

rice ball wrapped in dried seaweed (often made with Spam)

 

nori: 

dried, compressed seaweed

 

onaga: 

red snapper

 

ono: 

fish similar to mackerel or tuna

 

opihi: 

island limpets (a shellfish delicacy)

plate lunch: 

two scoops white rice, macaroni salad, and a local-style meat or seafood entree

 

poi: 

purple paste-like food made of pounded taro root

 

poke: 

appetizer consisting of cubed raw fish, served with seaweed

 

saimin: 

Japanese ramen-like noodle soup

shave ice: 

shaved ice topped with syrup, flakier than a snow cone

 

shoyu: 

Japanese word for soy sauce

 

ulu:

breadfruit

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