Everything You Need to Know About the Hawaiian Plate
The restaurants, the factories, the farmers, the history, the origins.
Just how old is the Hawaiian plate, anyway?
The roots of the “Hawaiian” plate: who came, what they brought and the food that eventually made it on the plate.
Watch Keoki's Lau Lau Factory, which makes up to 8,000 laulau a day, in action. Plus, Highway Inn shows the step-by-step process.
Most of our Hawaiian food institutions are not owned by Hawaiians. Also, meet an outspoken pa‘i ‘ai pounder...who's not Hawaiian.
All the people who used to grow wetland taro leaf were in Thelma Wong's family—and they still are now.
What did it look like?
Does kalua pig in restaurants really come from an imu?
Haili’s Hawaiian Food, 760 Palani Ave., 735-8019, hailishawaiianfood.com.
Helena’s Hawaiian Food, 1240 North School St., 845-8044, helenashawaiianfood.com.
Highway Inn, 94-226 Leoku Street, Waipahu, 677-4345, myhighwayinn.com.
Ono Hawaiian Foods, 726 Kapahulu Ave., 737-2275.
Waiahole Poi Factory, 49-140 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 239-2222, waiaholepoifactory.com.
Young’s Fish Market, 1286 Kalani St., 841-4885, youngsfishmarket.com.