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Old 05-14-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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ISO Hawaiian food source

It is almost too late, but not quite. I am having a Hawaiian brunch, and looking for food sources for the luaus (the real deal; community and family luaus we were part of when we lived there) we remember. The only poi I could find on-line was a bag of powdered poi that cost $30 (before shipping). Heck, I don't want enough poi to live on it for the rest of my life, just enough for everyone to have a taste. Since it is brunch, the main dish will be fried rice. But I'm also looking for "Portagee" sausage. Yes, I know it is Portuguese, and that it is also called (duh) linguica of something like that. Anyway, do any of you know of a mail-order source of Hawaiian foods?

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Old 05-15-2007, 02:09 AM   #2
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hawaiian food in the mail

Hawaiian food and luau party package order form.

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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Have you checked with your food purveyor?
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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When's your brunch? There are some things you could make (i.e., kalua pig), but you have to cook it a long time. Also, lomi lomi salmon . . . stuff like that. I would have to get the recipes from my Mom. Poi, to me, is more a novelty. We served some at my sister's wedding & a lot went to waste. It's not the tastiest thing in the world!
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:45 AM   #5
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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!
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