Kauai, one of the four main islands in Hawaii. It is also the oldest of the main islands. This is the island where no building is taller than a coconut tree. Tagged as the ‘Garden Isle’, Kauai has cascading waterfalls, rainforest and grand valleys. A beautiful paradise and great place for romantic getaways.
Now, let’s talk about food: The food in Hawaii is a combination of different origins – Polynesian, American, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Portuguese. Most of the food staple includes rice and pork. While there may not be much difference in food between the Hawaiian islands, the list below are the foods to try in Kauai.
17 Foods to try in Kauai, Hawaii:
1. Chocolate covered macadamia nuts.
2. Kalua Pork Egg Rolls
Kalua Pork: traditional Hawaiian cooking method where pork is cooked in an underground pit (or oven). And the only seasoning is sea salt.
3. Aloha Burger
4. Chocolate chip macadamia cookie
5. Kalua pork sandwich
7. Platter: Cabbage Kalua Pork, Sweet Ribs, Kimchi and rice
8. Sweet Potato Manju
9. Fried rice with Portuguese sausage
10. Lilikoi Passion fruit drink
11. Kalua pork Quesadilla
12. Platter: Ahi Poke, Lau lau, Kalua Pork and rice
Ahi Poke is sashimi(raw) yellow fin tuna. Lau lau is pork wrapped in taro leaves and steamed.
13. Platter: Meat Jun, Pork BBQ, Mandoo, macaroni salad and veggies
Meat jun is beef in egg battered (fried). Mandoo is Korean dumpling.
14. Fried taro balls
15. Truffle fries
16. Fish Tacos
17. Spam musubi
Spam musubi is composed of rice and slice of spam wrapped in dried seaweed. A popular snack in Hawaii.
And there you have it, the 17 foods to try in Kauai.
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