Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Eating Like A Local in Hawaii

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Trying to find one word to describe Hawaiian food is close to impossible.

Native, international, sophisticated and fun; Hawaiian cuisine offers up a plateful of contradictions where surprise can wait in every bite.

Hawaii’s history accounts for its diversity. Of course, things started with native crops, but were quickly complimented when the Polynesian’s arrived. Later, Captain James Cook sailed to Hawaii’s shores charting a route for the Western world and its kitchen influences. The boom in sugar cane and pineapple plantations prompted a surge of migrant workers from Asia; Chinese, Japanese and Korean nationals amongst them, and when Hawaii became the 50th state of the USA fast-food was added to the mix.

In short, it was a multicultural party and everybody had bought a dish.

If you want to eat like a local in Hawaii, here’s what to try.

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This entry was posted on December 17, 2013 by in Food & Drink.
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