Hawaiian "Ono" Entrees, Sides and a Luau?

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 In the Hawaiian language "Ono" means "yummy", "scrumptious", "flavorful", "hits the spot" and "delicious" to describe ones feelings about tasteful food that they are enjoying.  We even go so far as to call it "Ono-licious"!

As I discussed in my post HAWAIIAN Spirits and Superstitions Hawaii has many different ethnic groups and so you may as well expect an abundance of so many different varieties of cultural foods as well. So embark on this journey that will definitely get your taste buds going and your mouth watering!

 

Definition of a Plate lunch?

The most important of all is the plate lunch.  It's a meal composed of an entree or combination of entrees, served with rice and macaroni salad on the side. We have an abundance of "take out plate lunch havens" that include Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Samoan, Filipino, Tongan, Korean, American and other kinds of cuisine as well as great on your budget!  An average plate lunch is about $5 to $7 and you will be taking half of it home for leftovers.

The "plate lunch" includes entrees such as Chicken Katsu, Kalbi Short Ribs, Mahi-Mahi, Pork Adobo, Kalua Pork, BBQ Chicken and I can guaranty you will be standing to the side looking at the menu for awhile trying to decide what it is you want to try.  I also guaranty you will be leaving the island with a few more...okay, a lot more pounds on you than when you arrived. Guaranty!

 

Okay. Hawaiian Food.  the typical Hawaiian food spread will include (from middle right going counter clockwise) Kalua pig, (The word kālua means "to cook in an underground oven" which is commonly served at luau Hawaiian feasts) poi (pounded pasty substance from the taro plant), Haupia (coconut jello), sliced onion,  lomi lomi salmon (cut up salmon,onions and tomatoes), laulau (wrapped up in taro leaves and consists of pork, butterfish or chicken and pork or any variety of meats) pipikaula (smoked beef and thinly sliced) and douced in chili pepper water. Yummy!

 

 The following tour will give you just a "sampling" of our different types of dishes according to ethnic groups along with a few places to try out when you get here!

                  

RESTAURANT'S CYBERGUIDE is a full on guide of all restaurants on all islands in Hawaii that were recognized and most of them received awards.  So, with all the information I have given you all week you can add this one to it.  You can add this article to your list for planning your trip (or relocating) to Hawaii along with the foods you're going to try as soon as you get here!

LOCAL KINE RECIPES has an abundance of receipes you may want to try before you even get here!

 

                                                                   And remember.....ONO-LICIOUS!

 

More posts with Hawaii info!

Hawaii Photo Post and Virtual Tours!

HAWAIIAN Spirits and Superstitions    (localism featured)

What Makes a House a Home in Honolulu, Hawaii?     (localism featured)

Blogging about "VOG" in Hawaii

Visitor and Newcomer Safety Tips for Hawaii!

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Suzanne Sands
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Sally,

Your localism post are fantastic! I am still catching up with all your recent stuff, I can't keep up with you! Keep up the good blog! :)

May 26, 2007 03:44 AM #8
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Brian/Bob/Carolin:  Thanks

 

May 26, 2007 03:51 AM #9
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Sarah: Thanks...and yes you may...and I've been trying to do localism posts more often...anyone can do a reports...but to get creative and write about my home is another.

Teri: Great!  The intent was just that!

Neal: I saw they have a bunch of places on the west coast called Ono Hawaiian Food..and they have a lot of what's here.  (it's pupu platter...the other one comes out the tail end...haha)

Suzanne:  What nice comments!  Thanks!

May 26, 2007 03:54 AM #10
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Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
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Sally all I can say is WooHoo Sally that food looks great!
May 26, 2007 06:02 AM #11
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WooHoo Matt!  It sure tastes great!
May 26, 2007 02:49 PM #12
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Midori Miller
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Sally-Looks yummy!! You do such a great job with the visual part of blogging.  I love it.
May 26, 2007 05:52 PM #13
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Randy Prothero
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No more plate lunches for me.  I have lost the weight and I am not gaining it back.
May 26, 2007 08:19 PM #14
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Christina Lackey
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Sally- As if I needed any more reason to want to visit Hawaii.  I always vowed that I would go there before I started having kids.  Now, I have two kids and have never been there.  But, now I'll know what to eat when I do get to go!   Excellent post.

May 27, 2007 12:21 AM #15
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Bill Somerset
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thank you for the wonderful post.  Being form a foodservice background, I love to see regional cuisines.  One thing I love to do when traveling is to taste the lacal cuisine!  Kalua pig happens to be one of my favorites from Hawaii.
May 27, 2007 01:08 AM #16
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Steven Turetsky
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Sally,

You never cease to amaze me. Your blogs always have me thinking about something. Now you have me thinking about lunch and dinner.

I love trying food from different ethnic groups, I've never tasted or even heard of most of what you mentioned. I wish there was a place to get these things around here.

I wish we lived closer together, I know where I'd be mysteriously showing up... right about dinner time.

Keep on Bloggin... keep on cookin

May 27, 2007 02:23 AM #17
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Robert Cramer
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Woo Hoo - Yummmmmmy, just in time for lunch.  Do they deliver.....lol  Have a great weekend!
May 27, 2007 03:55 AM #18
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Midori:  Well, that's why my hubby and I have gained a few in the last few years....thank goodness we only gained a couple after quitting smoking.

Randy: Yeah, well I love good food...and I've given up half the junk so I NEED the food. haha.

Christina: Everyone always seems to find a way here....especially people like Neal Bloom who watched the Brady Bunch and wanting to come since he was a kid...watch..he'll get over here...and so will you. Thanks for coming by!

May 27, 2007 04:50 AM #19
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Bill: Yup....good cuisine....thanks for coming by!

Steven:  Oh, shucks!  I failed to mention I DON'T COOK hahahaha!  For all this stuff I go to restaurants...no time to cook...and only hubbie and me...so we cook simple meals...good ole American steak and potatoes (most likely rice) salad. 

Robert: There's some that you can order online...  believe it or not. 

May 27, 2007 04:56 AM #20
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Sharon Simms
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The most "ono" dish I had in Hawaii was poke at KimoZ in Waimanalo. It was so good that my son and I went back there four times in the single week we were in Honolulu. The tuna was super fresh and the crunchy seaweed was like no other seaweed I've ever tasted.  Mmmh!
May 27, 2007 11:23 AM #21
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Sharon:  You are one of the very few that will try Poke!  I commend you and also note that high in nutrients!
May 27, 2007 11:27 AM #22
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Is Poke tuna and seaweed?
May 27, 2007 11:45 AM #23
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Steve:  Raw tuna (Ahi)...sashimi type...seaweed yes.
May 27, 2007 11:46 AM #24
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The only raw fish I enjoy is Lox, on a bagel. But my boys love sashimi.

 

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Steve:  Do you know how to subscribe to someone's blog?  Here's info....  Subscribing to Blog's on ActiveRain - UPDATED!    A lot of people don't know.
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Good morning Sally, Thanks for the info and continued support.

I am upgrading those other pages that we spoke about. It will take some time, I want it to be just so. I have to be careful because although I want to emphasize Staten Island, I don't want to exclude the rest of NYC. I starting to get a few ideas.

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