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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 almost 3 years ago

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Community Editor at Food52.

added almost 3 years ago

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

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Garlic Fiend
added almost 3 years ago

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

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

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added almost 3 years 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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Jennifer W
added almost 3 years ago

This link is a great resource, thanks!

keg72
added almost 3 years ago

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

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gingerroot
added almost 3 years 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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keel
added almost 3 years 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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judyschwab
added almost 3 years ago

Pancit noodle salad. Easy and delicious!

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

Pat is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

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

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nadine
added almost 3 years ago

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

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