Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Video

Travel Tips: Must-Try Dishes When Visiting Hawaii

Travelers Today       By    Rea Gabriel

Updated: Nov 23, 2016 05:17 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

Hawaii is not just its big waves and magnificent beaches. It is also about the best traditional and unique food. From grilled to Japanese-influenced dishes, the volcanic archipelago offers you a lot of variety. Check out these Hawaiian dishes that you must not miss when you're here. 

Try out Huli-Huli chicken, a grilled Hawaiian dish that is marinated in soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and wine. After mixing all the ingredients, the chicken is grilled for over 40 minutes or until meat is tender and cooked. Try this meat at the Mike's Huli Chicken at Honolulu for the best firsthand experience of grilled chicken.

Eat an imitation of a Japanese dish, the Spam Musubi. Spam Musubi is just basically spam on top of a block of rice. Both ingredient is wrapped with nori dried seaweed which is commonly used in Japanese dishes. It looks simple but the rice and spam are coated and soaked with sauce and flavorings that brings out an amazing flavor. Check out this dish at Musubi Cafe Iyasume at Honolulu.

Eat the widely popular raw fish dish, Ahi Poke, an appetizer salad dish that is raw and is mainly composed of yellowfin tuna, onion, chili, roasted kukui nut, sesame oil, and limu. Poke means "to slice or cut" in Hawaiian. All of the ingredients are cut into small pieces and then mixed together. Have your order of Poke to take out and munch it while walking the shores of Hawaii. Check out Ahi Assassins for the best Poke dish.

Try out this native traditional cuisine, Poi, the product of an underground plant called taro. Taro is mashed, cooked, and fermented to produce a starchy and sticky dish. The fermentation process affects the taste of the poi. Hawaiians love to eat this dish although some people who had a first time tasting it might not like its starchy feel. Check out how this traditional dish is made at Waiahole Poi Factory.

Eat pork in a leaf with Lau Lau. Lau Lau is another traditional Hawaiian dish that is never absent in any Hawaiian occasions. It is mainly made with pork, chicken, and various vegetable fillings sliced in strips. The ingredients are  mixed and wrapped into taro leaves like a bun and steamed. Try out this dish at Ono Hawaiian Foods at Honolulu.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
Must-Try Dishes When Visiting Hawaii, Hawaii dishes, Popular Hawaii dishes
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics