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

  • Posted by: Lewy
  • May 24, 2012


WrenchWench January 26, 2022
Probably more than you want to know, :-) but cool info on Hawaiian food:

WrenchWench January 26, 2022
Kalua pork:

WrenchWench January 26, 2022
Good traditional poke recipes here:

Sam1148 May 24, 2012
Hawaiian Bread. The supermarket product is good.
And pod up "IZ" (Israel "IZ" Ka?ano?i Kamakawiwo?ole ) version of "over the rainbow" and "it's a beautiful world"
And for camp factor the theme from the Hawaii 5-0.
ChefOno May 25, 2012

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


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ChefOno May 24, 2012

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 May 24, 2012
Awesome! Thank you so much for the ideas!
pierino May 24, 2012
Another recipe to indulge the Hawaiian appetite for Spam http://www.food52.com/recipes/11966_tiki_taco_tuesday 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.
chimera May 24, 2012
Ahi poke would be good - and it's easy to prepare.
chairmanhu May 24, 2012
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.
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