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  • n. Traditional Hawaiian cooking method.
  • adj. Descriptor used for any type of food, notably pig, that has been cooked using the kalua cooking method.


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Hawaiian kālua


  • Called kalua pig, it's prepared in an underground pit, an imu, and paired with other Hawaiian dishes like poke, similar to a ceviche, and poi, a viscous dish made from the taro plant.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Lau lau or kalua pork or loco moco … for roast meats, you might as well go to Chinatown … mad props for eating the spam musubi though!

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  • He added that the buffet-style feast has remained an island favorite for its imu ceremony revealing the kalua pig as it's removed from the underground oven.

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  • So many fun foods to try - POG, Macnut pancakes with coconut syrup, musubi, poke, kalua pork, loco moco, and of course sushi.

    Thank You!

  • As evening approached, the faculty and the first campers of Aloha Quilt Camp gathered on the central lanai for a Welcome Luau, full of all the delicious flavors Bonnie had come to love: kalua pork cooked all day in the imu, steamed chicken laulaus, vegetable long rice, lomi lomi salmon, and taro rolls, with coconut pudding haupia for dessert.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • You can kalua just about anything, and it taste so good it break da mout.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • She loves kalua pork lumpia best of all—perhaps because the slender rolls unite her Filipino and Hawaiian heritage, perhaps because they are “portable and delicious, which is good for beach trips in Hawaii.”

    One Big Table

  • When lacking a pit or visiting his daughter on the mainland, Mr. Balmilero makes kalua pork with pork butt that he rubs with salt and liquid smoke, then roasts about two hours.

    One Big Table

  • Take in Samoan fireknife dancing and feast at a luau upon such dishes as poi (taro root), poke (marinated raw fish) and kalua pua'a (pork butt).

    Chilling Out in Oahu

  • We were eating purple gluey poi and fatty kalua pig and scoops of cold macaroni.



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