thanks for the help, but it was too late for me. I wasn't going whole hog (i.e., kahlua pork, huli huli chicken) just brunch. The party was a huge hit. The main dish was fried rice, and everyone loved it. I tried to make lomi lomi salmon, but the fish simply wasn't of a quality that it was up to it (instead of curing when I salted it, it just turned hard and smelly). Yes, the poi would have only been a novelty item, which is why I wasn unwilling to pay that much for it. Never did find Portuguese sausage. I WAS surprised that some people actually LIKE SPAM. Having lived in Hawaii off-and-on for ten years, this shouldn't surprise me. You couldn't have a real Hawaiian meal without it, but .... well, let's just say I don't!