All You Got in Hawaii Was a Pineapple?  Bring on the Cocktails!!

All You Got in Hawaii Was a Pineapple?  Bring on the Cocktails!! Say pineapple, and wham bam, you’ll easily get Hawaii as the response. That’s no surprise, considering that pineapples and Hawaii have been joined at the hip since the early 1900s, when Hawaii supplied canned pineapple to over 80% of the world.    So, ..

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Hawaiian Cuisine: Try These & Skip the Tacky Tourist Treats

Hawaiian Cuisine: Try These & Skip the Tacky Tourist Treats If you’ve come to Hawaii and you find yourself holding a pineapple with an umbrella…you’re doing it wrong. Traveling to new destinations is about exploration, and immersing yourself in a different culture. If you can’t take risks with what you consume on your travels, how ..

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Pass the Poi, Son

Pass the Poi, Son Helen Wong knew that she had one chance to get this right. She had done her research, and bought all the necessary ingredients. As long as she followed the recipe carefully, she knew that all she had to do was smile confidently and serve a dish she hoped would knock her ..

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5 Popular Hawaiian Foods That Aren’t Actually Hawaiian

5 Popular Hawaii Foods That Aren’t Actually Hawaiian Hawaii’s diverse cultural landscape serves as an incubator for regional dishes that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in the world.  You probably assume that many of these are Hawaiian foods. Lomi Lomi Salmon, a popular side dish made of salt-cured salmon, green onion, diced tomatoes and ..

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Ditch the Ham, Grab the SPAM

Ditch the Ham, Grab the SPAM You know, if you say the word “spam” outside of Hawaii, there’s a very good chance that people will assume you’re talking about junk email. My kids have never heard of it, but we live on the Mainland. I have a small doomsday supply (like all responsible citizens are ..

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