Asian Food Primer: Hawaiian Food
by David Johnson
Asian Foods Guide
Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.
Settled by Polynesians between A.D. 300 and 600, Hawaiian cooking features seafood, tropical fruits, vegetables, and meats. Hawaiian cuisine has much in common with those on other Pacific islands. Asian and American settlers brought their own cooking, which has enriched the island's cuisine. A luau, a traditional feast often featuring roast pork, has become a tourist favorite.
pork, seafood, chicken, coconut, pineapple, Macadamia nuts, tropical fruit, vegetables
oven kalua pork; guava barbecued pork ribs; Polynesian bread with banana, pineapples, and nuts; fish fillets; pip kaula (steak strips marinated in sugar, ginger, garlic and spices); Macadamia cream pie