Hawaiian Foods You Must Try in Hawaii
Whether it is your first time to Hawaii, or you are an annual visitor, there are few other places in the world where you can feel welcomed and at home wherever you go. When visiting with locals, bring your appetite, because they love to feed their guests! We are fortunate enough to be hosted by my uncle and aunt for most of our stay in a typical Hawaiian home in Punaluu. My Uncle is of Hawaiian origin, and he is always very welcoming and very happy to cook us a meal! After spending plenty of time with them, I have come up with the best Hawaiian foods to try in Hawaii.
If you do not have the opportunity to have someone shopping and cooking for you, check out how to eat for cheap in Hawaii!
Because of its position in the Pacific Ocean, the cuisine you will find in Hawaii is a fusion of culinary influences that come from Traditional Hawaiian dishes, as well as Asian and North American cuisine. You will find American, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Polynesian and Portuguese influences.
Eating in Hawaii can get expensive, if you are on a budget, check out how to see Hawaii on a budget.
And no, don’t expect to find Ham and Pineapple Pizza in abundance or Pineapple fields all over the islands. Hawaii actually grows very few pineapples today. For your time on this Big Island, check out this 4 day itinerary.
Here are some Hawaiian foods you you must try in Hawaii.
Have you tried any of these? What were your favorites? After you have finished snacking, consider picking up some of the best Hawaiian souvenirs!
More Great Hawaiian Resources:
– Are you celiac? check out The Best Gluten free Island in Hawaii
– Heading to Maui? Check out this 5 Day Maui Itinerary
– Check out this post for Cheap Eats in Hawaii before your next trip!
– Honeymooning in Hawaii, Three Week Island Hopping Itinerary
– If you are planning on visiting Maui with kids, I suggest you read this post on the very best things to do in Maui with kids.
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Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She is passionate about sharing her experiences of traveling with children on adventurous family holidays around the world! She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.