By Braddah Lance
Pupu's or appetizers? Know da difference?
They mean da same thing.
It's actually one of those words dat wen we hear 'em on da mainland, our ears semi-perk up and wondah if get any kine local ties. Jus' like if you hea someone say 'Howzit howzit'... wit da "Z", jus' by da way they say 'em you can "tell".
But believe it or not, according to Wikipedia, da word pupu could be argued by da Chinese dat they "invented" da word. Ok, dat's your useless fact of da day.
Everytime get pah-tay, gotta have. Everytime go drinky drinky, gotta have. Everytime.... gotta have.
From seven layer dip to garlic sesame soybeans to kim chee dip, it seems like no mattah if you no can cook, you can at least make ONE pupu, right? Or at least know wea fo' buy 'em eh?
But hea in da 808, hands down, da one true pupu dat will ALWAYS be king is poke.
Not poke like how you poke someone. Not poki like po-key.
Wassap Wit Dat!
Poke is pronounced po-keh / po-kay.
Now dat Da Wife is hapai, she's really looking out for our baby by not eating undercooked foods and unfortunately, not eating poke too. She's suffering cause she really loves a good steak and poke.
I love 'em both too and unfortunately, being da good husband dat I am :grin: , I no can eat those things either...... at least in front of her (more on dat in a latah post). Da Wife knows I'm a poke freak and could live off of most any kine ahi poke or tako poke so now dat I'm going cold turkey, I can only dream.
Everytime we go grocery shopping she sees me eyeing out da poke counter. I always pass by checking out if they using frozen or fresh, wat kine "spicy" ones they get and then I gotta mutter those words,
WORKAH: "Hi. Can I help you?"
BL: "No.......... *in a sad deflated tone* jus' looking."
Poke withdrawls..... it ain't pretty.
So wat's your favorite pupu? Wat pupu do you always "wish" get at da pah-tays you attend? Are you one of those dat eat pupu's as a "meal"? Do you make a special pupu dat everyone always asks for? Wea's your favorite place to get your pupu fix?
Gonna need a shot of spicy tuna to calm da shakes.......... Da Wife not around....... right?