Hawaii School Reports

The 'Ohana Network - Hawaii's Online Community

Home ] FAQs ] People ] Language ] History ] Photos ] Search ]



Hawaiian Food 

Food is a key element of any society or culture, and in the islands food is one of the many ways that we come to know each other better. By sharing food, we learn something of another's culture, traditions and celebrations. Even better, it means eating is never boring!

The food found in the islands today includes the life-sustaining plants and animals that Polynesians brought with them in their migrations throughout the Pacific plus all the foods that later immigrants have brought along with them. We tend to mix them all together and call the whole thing "local food" or "local grinds".  (See Language for more local lingo) 

We're frequently asked 


  Look here for luau and imu cooking, canoe plants, taro (kalo), poke, poi and lomilomi salmon, as well as rice, manapua, bean soup, spam (of course), chicken long rice, sushi, shabu-shabu, and many other goodies."


The Hawaii Food Bank is a not for profit organization that collects food from the  food industry and community, and distributes it to charities feeding those in need.  Online donations are accepted at the Hawaii Food Bank Web site.  










Visit our other sites
Island Options | My Hawaii Online | OhanaNet 
all part of The 'Ohana Network, Hawaii's Online Community ('ohana means family)







More Food Pages

Pacific Rim Cuisine
Local Recipes & Interest 
Luau & Imu Cooking 
Mainland Sources 
Shop Online 

More Food & Dining Links from the Hawaiian Style Web Directory.

Find the Best Cookware, Electrics, Gifts














Online donations are accepted at the Hawaii Food Bank Web site.


Hawaiian Food - Mainland Sources 

Bay Area Hawaiian Food 
Restaurants and markets in and around San Francisco.

Takahashi Market 
This San Mateo store carries a complete line of Asian and Hawaiian foods, as well as cooking accessories.  Online ordering available.

Remembering Diamond Head, Remembering Hawaii, from the owners of the Diamond Head Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Hawaii cookbook is highly recommended for non-locals for its commentaries and explanations on food and food terms not commonly found on the mainland.

Do you know of a link that should be included on this page?  Recommend it!

Return to Hawaiian Food Index 


  About Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use Terms | Ask Aunty Kat!
Hawaii School Reports is a Publication of OhanaNet Corporation, Copyright 2001