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Traditional Hawaiian Food

A brief education on Traditional Hawaiian Foods Traditional Hawaiian foods, including taro, poi, sweet potato are still great choices as they are high in dietary fiber, low in fat, low in sugar, and low in fat. Some Hawaii nutritional trivia…

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iolani

Iolani, which means Royal Hawk, is a name which refers to Kamehameha the fourth, whose full name was Alexander Iolani Kalanikualiholiho. He reigned over the Kingdom of Hawaii as Regent from 1855, until his death eight years later…

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua. The word hua has many, many definitions, but it is most commonly used to refer to eggs or to fruit. Hua can also refer to things which are round in shape, much like eggs and certain fruit are. Appropriately so, there is also a...

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is huli. Huli means to turn, reverse, or curl over. The local favorite, hulihuli chicken takes its name from the Hawaiian word for "turn" because while roasting, the chicken is turned back and forth several times, similar to a rotisserie....

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oheo

The Hawaiian word of the day is Oheo. Oheo is the name of a stream in Kipahulu on the island of Maui. Part of oheo stream is known by the nickname, the 7 sacred pools. And has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of the island. 7 sacred pools is...

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti." Kealaikahiki is the name of the largest land division of the island Kaho'olawe, and is also the name of the channel that separates Kaho'olawe and Lana'i. According to Hawaiian...

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lomi

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is lomi. Lomi means to rub, press, or squeeze with the fingers. The popular dish lomi salmon gets its name from because it is made by pressing tomato, onion, and salted salmon together by hand, and massaging it with Hawaiian salt. This act...

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kapua

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kapua. The Hawaiian name for what is now known as San Souci Beach, Kapua is the sandy stretch of shore between the Waikiki Natatorium and the New Otani Beach Hotel. In 1902, the very first telegraphic link between Hawai'i and the...