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Good luau menu?

Im doing a luau themed lunch for about 50 people in a month. I want it to feel as authentic as possible while making sure it will be generally liked by gourmands and picky eaters alike. So far the menu consists of Ham with pineapple salsa, Huli Huli chicken, Pani popo rolls, Coconut Rice, Pasta salad, Broccoli walnut salad, Coleslaw, Carrots or green beans, Fruit salad, banana pudding and sheet cake. Is there anything im leaving out that I absolutely should be including? Do you all think there are enough options for a couple vegetarians? I guess I would just like a second opinion:)

asked by Jennifer W over 1 year ago
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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added over 1 year ago

This past thread on the topic might give you some ideas: https://food52.com/hotline...

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added over 1 year ago

Where's the pig roast? My favorite item was raw tuna salad. Yum

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inpatskitchen

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added over 1 year ago

Here's a link to The Polynesian Cultural Center's ideas for a luau including recipes:
http://www.polynesia.com...

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added over 1 year ago

This link is a great resource, thanks!

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added over 1 year ago

Tuna poke is one of my favorite foods from my luau experiences.

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added over 1 year ago

You could make mock Kalua pig by slow roasting pork shoulder in a slow cooker and adding a little liquid smoke. Maybe lomilomi salmon - salted salmon cubes, diced tomato, diced onion, diced green onion? Adding a coconut dessert could stand in for haupia.

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added over 1 year ago

Macaroni salad! I always have bbq chicken with big scoops of white sticky rice and mac salad on my lunch plates in Hawaii.

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added over 1 year ago

Pancit noodle salad. Easy and delicious!

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inpatskitchen

Pat is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Tasting Table sent this article in my mail today:
http://www.tastingtable...

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added over 1 year ago

spam musubi! http://www.seriouseats...