With Halloween come and gone, the next major holiday of the year is coming up….Thanksgiving!! For many of us, it’s a great day filled with family members, football, pumpkin pie, and turkey! The food is amazing!
In Hawaii, we celebrate Thanksgiving mixing some traditional foods with some non-traditional foods. Not only do we feature the traditional foods:
Turkey (always make sure your turkey is cooked to perfection with a meat thermometer, I learned this the hard way! You can find this one here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GTXLS5N)
Green Bean Casserole
We ALSO have some non-traditional local foods that are very delicious and always a must at a local, traditional Thanksgiving!
Fried Noodles (Like ramen, but fried, not soup)
Kalbi (some korean delicacies are a must -my family has a secret recipe)
Fried Mandoo or pot stickers
Hawaiian Food, like Laulau, Poke, kalua pig (some people even Kalua their turkey, which means they cooked in in an imu.)
The list goes on and on! But the results are all the same. Full bellies, naps, and tons of leftovers!!!
There is usually movies, football, and some kanikapila (or backyard hawaiian music) being played. Hawaiian Thanksgivings are a thing that most of us experience every weekend. Locals here love to get together and have big meals, with tons of music and fun.
I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!!