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:)

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nadine June 27, 2015
spam musubi! http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2008/04/tutorial-how-to-make-hawaiian-spam-musubi-sushi.html
 
inpatskitchen June 26, 2015
Tasting Table sent this article in my mail today:
http://www.tastingtable.com/dine/national/hawaiian-luau-menu-luau-recipes-chris-kajioka-senia-honolulu?utm_medium=email&utm_source=national&utm_campaign=The_Best_Leid_Plans_2015_06_26&utm_content=Dining_editorial
 
judyschwab June 25, 2015
Pancit noodle salad. Easy and delicious!
 
keel June 24, 2015
Macaroni salad! I always have bbq chicken with big scoops of white sticky rice and mac salad on my lunch plates in Hawaii.
 
gingerroot June 24, 2015
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.
 
keg72 June 24, 2015
Tuna poke is one of my favorite foods from my luau experiences.
 
inpatskitchen June 23, 2015
Here's a link to The Polynesian Cultural Center's ideas for a luau including recipes:
http://www.polynesia.com/luau-recipes.html#.VYmjzes-AzU
 
Jennifer W. June 23, 2015
This link is a great resource, thanks!
 
Garlic F. June 23, 2015
Where's the pig roast? My favorite item was raw tuna salad. Yum
 
Lindsay-Jean H. June 23, 2015
This past thread on the topic might give you some ideas: https://food52.com/hotline/28546-what-are-your-favorite-savory-breakfasts-from-around-the-world
 
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