Haupia is a staple dessert of luau. It is creamy and rich like pudding but firm enough to make in a mold, like jello. For a luau, the haupia is usually poured into large rectangle pans and then cut into squares and served.
Sweet, slightly creamy Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cashew Rice COOKED IN pineapple juice, crushed pineapple and coconut milk, brightened by cilantro, lime and roasted cashews – HEAVENLY! An easy side for any main dish and impressive enough for company.
If 2015 was the year that acai bowls hit mainstream, spreading from niche juice shops and hippie-vibe cafés to Jamba Juice, poke is the bowl food to watch for in 2016. A traditional Hawaiian seafood preparation — take bite-size pieces of raw fish like ahi tuna, salmon, or octopus, marinade it in soy sauce and in essence you have poke (pronounced POH-keh) — poke was (and continues to be) a major trend in the Los Angeles dining scene last year.