Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Saw this truck parked at the blowhole in Keanae the other day.  Gotta love that custom license plate.  The sacks were filled with taro roots.  

For those who don't know, poi is the well-loved foodstuff that's made from the taro root.  Taro grows in the paddies in Keanae and Wailua on Maui.  Poi is a favorite food item for Hawaiians and you'll find it in the local grocery stores.  

taro on Maui

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Comments (8)

Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

That made me smile!

May 09, 2013 02:13 PM
Mortgage Capital Associates
Mortgage Capital Associates - Los Angeles, CA

What a wonderful part of Hawaiian culture.

May 09, 2013 04:05 PM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Wondered if y9ou were going to tell us what Ono poi was made from. Taro root, I think I knew that from reading James Michner's "Hawaii" amny years ago.

May 09, 2013 11:32 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You certainly have a different life out there.  I am not sure I have ever tasted poi.

May 10, 2013 01:55 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Yes poi is very interesting and an important food here.  @Jane the flavor is quite bland and texture is pasty.  It's sort of an acquired taste.  If you have ever gone to a luau you will probably have tried it.

May 10, 2013 06:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish we were there to sample some poi. Have a wonderful weekend.

May 11, 2013 01:08 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Thanks for the clarification on the taste. I remember somebody once telling me poi smelled horrible....now I think she had no idea. It is something I would certainly be willing to try!

As for Coleen's place, I think we are all happy about this!!!!! AND just in time before my trip across the 'pond' to Germany.

May 11, 2013 02:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Georgina,

This is not just an ordinary post, it's extraordinary, educational and unique. Because of you, I learned something new today. When it comes to Hawaiian culture, nobody says it better than you!

Thanks for enlightening me today!!!

May 11, 2013 07:48 AM