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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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.
Ahi poke would be good - and it's easy to prepare.
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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.
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:
Awesome! Thank you so much for the ideas!
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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.
As long as it's the original score, not the one they mangled in the remake.
A nod to nostalgia without being kitschy.
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