Lu’au

Dave McHaggis at the Lu'auYou can’t go to Hawaii without going to a Lu’au.  Ours was fun; food and drink was plentiful, and the entertainment rounded out a very enjoyable evening.

The food table included Poi, a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the corm of the taro plant (known in Hawaiian as kalo). Poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) until it is a highly viscous fluid. Water is added during mashing and again just before eating, to achieve a desired consistency.  It looks a lot like purple paste and, in my opinion, has no taste at all, just a paste-like texture.  I’m glad I had an opportunity to try Poi but can’t see myself eating much of it in the future.

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