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Hawaiian Luau Recipes

Your guide to the best recipes for foods served at luaus in Hawaii featuring kalua pork, chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon and much more.
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Luau Food and Recipes
Here is our complete set of recipes to help you plan you own luau at home. Included are everything from cocktails and drinks, main courses such as kalua pig and lau lau, side dishes like lomi lomi salmon and a full range of deserts.

Kalua Pig
Even if you don't have an imu, you can still make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.

Huli Huli Chicken
Hawaii's own version of barbecued chicken is cooked with Huli-Huli Sauce (made with pure Hawaiian brown sugar cane along with soy sauce, fresh ginger and more).

Chicken Long Rice
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.

Chicken Katsu
Chicken Katsu is Japanese style fried chicken and is most often served with Tonkatsu sauce.

Fried Rice
A standard of Chinese cuisine, fried rice can be made with meat or seafood and a wide assortment of vegetables.

Chicken Adobo (recipe from former Governor Ben Cayatano)
This national dish of the Philippines is a favorite at luaus. It is a stew with chicken and pork (or beef, shellfish) in a sauce of white vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and peppercorns.

Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe
A recipe for Baked Mahi Mahi served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Banana Bread
This favorite made with mashed ripe bananas is often offered at luaus.

Butter Mochi Recipe
A recipe for Butter Mochi from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Char Sui
These delicious rich, red spareribs are a favorite thanks to the Chinese immigrants to Hawaii.

Chicken Long Rice Recipe
A recipe for Chicken Long Rice served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Chicken Luau
Although tradition calls for this Hawaiian luau favorite, chicken luau, to be made with taro leaves, spinach can be substituted when taro leaves are not available.

Chocolate Mochi Recipe
A recipe for Chocolate Mochi from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Coconut Cake Recipe
A recipe for Coconut Cake from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Corn Chowder
A modern Hawaiian favorite, corn chowder is made with chicken stock, potatoes, onion, celery and creamed corn.

Guava Cake Recipe
A recipe for Guava Cake from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Haupia
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.

Hawaiian Lau Lau Recipe
A recipe for Hawaiian Lau Lau served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Hawaiian Poi Recipe
A recipe for Hawaiian Poi from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato Recipe
A recipe for Hawaiian purple sweet potato also known as Okinawan potatoes from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
A recipe for Huli Huli Chicken served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Kalua Pua'a, or Roast Pork
A Recipe for Kalua Pua'a also known as Kalua Pig as served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

Kim Chee
Great as a dip for pupu's (appetizers) or a stand-alone side dish, Korean style Kim Chee is made of fresh island cabbage, chili peppers, ginger, garlic and other seasonings.

Kulolo
A Hawaiian pudding made of taro, brown sugar and coconut milk.

Lau Lau - Beef, Chicken, Butterfish or Pork Wrapped in Taro or Ti Leaves
Salt butterfish, beef, chicken or pork wrapped in taro or ti leaves and then steamed.

Lomi Lomi Salmon
Lomi means massage in Hawaiian and you'll see how that name applies to this recipe for Lomi Lomi Salmon.

Lomi Lomi Salmon Recipe
A recipe for Lomi Lomi salmon as served at the Polynesian Cultural Center's Alii Luau.

Mahi Mahi with Teriyaki Sauce Marinade
A standard at most luaus, this Hawaiian favorite white, sweet, moderately dense fish is most often served at luaus either baked or sautéed.

Mango Bread
A recipe for mango bread using fresh mangos and macadamia nuts.

Papaya Bread
An island favorite made from papaya, carrots, applesauce, and chopped walnuts.

Pineapple
All about Hawaiian Gold Pineapple which you can buy at your local supermarket on the West Coast.

Pipi Kaula Recipe
A recipe for Pipi Kaula, Hawaiian-style beef jerky, from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

Poi Muffins (Taro Muffins) - Hawaiian Luau Recipe
Two recipes for delicious taro muffins

Poke
Most often seen made with the freshest raw ahi (tuna), poke makes a great pupu (appetizer) for any meal.

Portugese Sweet Bread
Portuguese sweet bread (pao doce), sometimes labeled Hawaiian sweet bread, is a staple and good for making French toast in the morning.

Sauteed Mahi Mahi
This Hawaiian favorite white, sweet, moderately dense fish is most often served at luaus either baked or sautéed.

Seared Toasted Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi with Citrus Ako-Miso Sauce
This Hawaiian favorite white, sweet, moderately dense fish is most often served at luaus either baked or sautéed.

Shoyu Chicken Recipe
A recipe for Shoyu chicken served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Squid Luau Recipe
A recipe for Squid Luau from the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Taro Rolls - A Recipe for Delicious Rolls Made from Taro Served at Most Luaus
A Recipe for Delicious Rolls Made from Taro and Served at Most Luaus in Hawaii.

Teriyaki Beef
A Japanese favorite of beef marinated in teriyaki sauce and island seasonings and then broiled or grilled. The same recipe can also be used with chicken.

Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Recipe
A recipe for Teriyaki Beef or Chicken served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Aloha Sweet Potatoes
Thanks to the Food Consultants of Hawaii and Aunty Leilani.

Dorie's Luau Recipes
Dorie's recipes for Lomi Lomi Salmon, Aku Poke, Pipi Kaula, Oven Kalua Pork, Chicken Long Rice, Hawaiian Fish with Thai Banana Salsa, LauLau, Poi and Haupia.

Hawaiian Pickled Onions
Thanks to the Food Consultants of Hawaii and Aunty Leilani.

How to Prepare and Cook Food in an Imu
This informative article was first published in Wilderness Way magazine.

Mo`o's Pineapple Calabash Punch
Thanks to the Food Consultants of Hawaii and Aunty Leilani.

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