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I want to host a Hawaiian themed dinner party. I have an idea to slow cook some pork but not much else. Any ideas of side dishes/desserts?

I have decorations and cocktails sorted so it's purely the food - don't mind cooking something low and slow but the support dishes need to be relatively quick to put together

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felixfood added almost 2 years ago

My best friend is Hawaiian and no Hawaiian event with him is without a Spam dish. I recommend spamusubi- slices of spam pan fried with teriyaki sauce served on sushi rice and wrapped in nori. Macaroni salad is also a very common Hawaiian side dish.

chimera added almost 2 years ago

Ahi poke would be good - and it's easy to prepare.


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added almost 2 years ago

Another recipe to indulge the Hawaiian appetite for Spam http://www.food52.com/recipes... For an appetizer I would substitute hard shell tacos. But the recipe remains the same.I served this to guests without telling the contents. Several people pleaded with me for the recipe.

ChefOno added almost 2 years ago
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You want like Kama'aina or all haolefied, brah?

Here's a link to my cousin's oven Kalua Pork recipe (no have to dig imu in back yard).


Poke around for other recipe ideas.

Don't forget white rice -- goes with everything!

Most favorite side dish is Piele (sweet potatoes with coconut milk). Easy to make! Smash some roasted sweet potatoes with a little cream from top of can of coconut milk, add some fresh grated ginger and a pinch of salt. Ono!

Most classic dessert is Haupia (coconut pudding). Learn about it here:


And don't forget music. Maybe start here:



Lewy added almost 2 years ago

Awesome! Thank you so much for the ideas!

Sam1148 added almost 2 years ago

Hawaiian Bread. The supermarket product is good.
And pod up "IZ" (Israel "IZ" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole ) version of "over the rainbow" and "it's a beautiful world"
And for camp factor the theme from the Hawaii 5-0.

ChefOno added almost 2 years ago

As long as it's the original score, not the one they mangled in the remake.

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