A Bolder Life

September 12, 2003

Hawaiian 101

Despite the fact that it was illegal to speak Hawaiian for 150 years the language survived and is still used in everyday conversation.

Pupu: Please don't giggle or look disgusted when your server asks if you would like to start with a pupu. It just means appitizer. Our favorite here is Poke (po-kay) which is raw fish, seaweed, shoyu (soy sauce) and a varitiety of other optional ingredients. It is often eaten with poi which is good if you dip something "ono" into it.

Ono: Delicious and it is also the Hawaiian name for wahoo fish.

No ka oi: the best. Maui no ka oi (obviously) and Marc no ka oi.

Keiki (kay-key): Kid; as in Keiki menu including small fish and chips or keiki bananna trees which are left behind when an adult tree produces fruit and then dies.

Posted by Perrin at September 12, 2003 12:23 AM


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