Hawaiian kalua-style pork is cooked for 18 hours in the slow cooker, yielding tender pulled meat for sandwiches.
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It's time to board a small charter flight to Polynesia, the land of Spam and pineapples. Why Spam and pineapple? Because it's a delicious combo that hits the rich/fresh/sweet flavors and the crisp/moist textures. Who wouldn't want that on a burger? Add a couple of slices of Swiss cheese along with a nice spoonful of sriracha-mayonnaise and the burger explodes with spice and goo—which is why a toasted English muffin and all its juice-catching nooks is such a great choice here (though regular burger buns would be mighty tasty too).
A traditional Hawaiian pudding that's made with coconut milk.
Using the traditional method of roasting, then saucing a bird, Huli Huli chicken introduces a new set of flavors that is reminiscent of the American classic barbecue version, but takes it to exciting new places.
In Hawaii, musubis are found at every convenience shop on the islands, 7-11 included. They're sold in school cafeterias and right alongside butter mochi at local bake sales. Picnic? Someone's mom is bound to make at least two dozen. Sleepover? Either dinner that night, or straight out of the fridge for breakfast. It's a ridiculously simple creation, yet its extremely high rating on the scale of tastiness cannot be denied.