Pupu Freak?

March 31st, 2010
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Pupu's or appetizers? Know da difference?

They mean da same thing.   :razz: 

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?   :wink: 

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.   :roll: 

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?

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

48 Responses to “Pupu Freak?”

  1. pink lady:

    gotta have poke! unfortunately the bf hates raw fish so now i don't wat it as much.


  2. pink lady:

    *and by "wat" i mean "eat" :)


  3. 9th Island Girl:

    My favorites are fried mozzarella, the won tuns with cream cheese and crab meat, nachos, garlic fries, edamame, poke of course...gee, almost everything!


  4. M:

    Howzzzzzit BL! :)

    Gotta be poke, as a matter of fact had some last night! :)


  5. 2B:

    Aww, should have brought Poke last night. Maybe next time I bring some Spicy Ahi if I can find cheap fish juss fo you since i know what you stay going through. I guess you not having adult beverages at home either.....


  6. NEO:

    Poke is a must have, but buggah gotta be fresh, cannot have dat "fishy" taste or smell. I also love my spam wontons, Nachos, and fries. But one of the BEST pupus I make is KAMABOKO DIP w/ Wheat Thins!

    1 stick kamaboko grated (uzumaki works well)
    1/4 cup mayonaise
    1/2 small onion finely chopped
    lemon juice to taste
    ground black pepper to taste

    combine all ingredients in small bowl

    serve w/ wheat thins or other crackers.

    p.s.-you can substitute the kamaboko for imitation crabmeat and top w/ parmesan cheese and back for 10 min at 400 degrees to make cheat kine crab dip.

    NEO (tanks eh BL, you made me hungry fo pupus at 920 in the morning! SUCKAH!!!


  7. GA Bows:

    Here's some of my favorites; poke, sashimi, dried fish, watercrest & mayo, taegu, boiled peanuts.


  8. snow:

    mmm... we looooove good poke... that's our favorite pupu! the boys love boiled peanuts, too. i can relate - i actually have had poke withdrawals! i haven't had my favorite salmon poke from marujyu for too long! darn... now i'm gonna be thinking about that all day! :? hey, can't you and da wife still eat tako poke?

    if we're eating out, there are other things we love... like garlic fries or nachos. sometimes just have an all pupu dinner!


  9. (Jesse)James:

    I like most pupus...love the garlic fries...wings...and of course any kind of poke...dang, I like almost everything....as long as a cold beer is with it...it's all good....


  10. B:

    yep poke is da winnas. especially fresh ahi kine. wat I crave da most is lomi ahi or lomi oio wit chili peppa wata eating dis wit beef stew.


  11. (Jesse)James:

    Ohhh...smoked tako poke from Foodland...or the Kim Chee Tako....mmmmmm


  12. visitor:

    Poke is my #1 too...Ahi and if get fresh one, Aku. Boiled peanuts is up there and pipi kaula (thrown on the hibachi for little while to get the edges "pa pa'a") Also, grilled steak, sliced up.


  13. acuradriver02:

    BL~

    I can empathize with you...was the same when Mrs. AD02 was hapai. But I would sneak it, like during lunch.

    This katonk definitely loves POKE!!! Fresh ahi poke...mmm...1 lb. would make a perfect lunch today :-) Da wife actually doesn't care all that much for fish, but she will eat poke...and now my daughter has picked up the habit...and I have to fight for my share when we buy.

    Also like other pupu - bacon-wrapped scallop, for that matter, bacon-wrapped anything would be good...

    Come over...I buy you some poke.


  14. Braddah Lance:

    pink lady:
    gotta have poke! unfortunately the bf hates raw fish so now i don't wat it as much.

    Waaaaat? BF one local guy or wat? :razz: It's ok, maybe you and I gotta go and eat in secret together. :lol:

    *and by "wat" i mean "eat"

    We know wat you meant. :grin:
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    9th Island Girl:
    My favorites are fried mozzarella, the won tuns with cream cheese and crab meat, nachos, garlic fries, edamame, poke of course...gee, almost everything!

    For a minute there I thought it was only going to be fried foods! :shock:
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    M:
    Gotta be poke, as a matter of fact had some last night!

    Uuuuuuuuhhhh you suckah!!!
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    2B:
    Aww, should have brought Poke last night.

    Wit da wind da way it was last night? It would have been crunchy spicy tuna wit da dirt all ovah. :lol:

    I guess you not having adult beverages at home either.....

    You nevah notice I refused "refreshments" aftah da game? Da Wife's senses are mo' sensitive so she no like me "smell". :sad:
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    NEO:
    Poke is a must have, but buggah gotta be fresh, cannot have dat "fishy" taste or smell.

    Rogah dat! I no like da kine wit choke cartillage too. Ugh.

    I also love my spam wontons

    Spam wontons? I had crab wontons but Spam? You get one defibrilllator nearby?

    But one of the BEST pupus I make is KAMABOKO DIP w/ Wheat Thins!

    Kamaboko dip? And a recipe. :grin: I would have thought maybe a little sour cream would be in there.

    NEO (tanks eh BL, you made me hungry fo pupus at 920 in the morning! SUCKAH!!!

    :lol: I just had red velvet cake for BREAKFAST! Das how hungry I am right now.
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    GA Bows:
    Here's some of my favorites; poke, sashimi, dried fish, watercrest & mayo, taegu, boiled peanuts.

    Wat kine dried fish? You in GA so wat, get catfish poke? :lol:
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    snow:
    the boys love boiled peanuts, too.

    If you not allergic, wat kine boy doesn't love boiled peanuts? :lol:

    i can relate - i actually have had poke withdrawals! i haven't had my favorite salmon poke from marujyu for too long! darn... now i'm gonna be thinking about that all day!

    :lol: I thought we all ohana hea at WWD!? One suffah...... we ALL suffah. :lol:

    hey, can't you and da wife still eat tako poke?

    She no like tako and I feel shmall kine bad eating any kine poke in front of her. :???:

    if we're eating out, there are other things we love... like garlic fries or nachos. sometimes just have an all pupu dinner!

    All pupu dinnah no work for us. Da Wife is a "meal" eater. I could do all pupus as long as get beea. :mrgreen:
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    (Jesse)James:
    I like most pupus...love the garlic fries...wings...and of course any kind of poke...dang, I like almost everything....as long as a cold beer is with it...it's all good....

    Rogah dat! Da trick is keeping dat beea cold though. You like da kine hot wings or bbq? Or you just like going to Hooters? :wink:
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    B:
    wat I crave da most is lomi ahi or lomi oio wit chili peppa wata eating dis wit beef stew.

    Lomi ahi? Wat's da difference? Mix by hand instead of spoon? Oio cooked?
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    (Jesse)James:
    Ohhh...smoked tako poke from Foodland...or the Kim Chee Tako....mmmmmm

    You know wea you gotta go for some frickin' ONO tako poke? No joke, I nevah had tako poke li'dat before and NOBODY has come close buuuuuut da buggah is SUPAH expensive so I no even buy 'em unless real special occasion....

    Smoked tako at Alicia's Market on Kalihi St (I tink) Nimitz side. Get real tasty smoke flavah and they get some kine sweet shoyu sauce and da buggah is winnahs!
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    visitor:
    ...and if get fresh one, Aku.

    You like da blood fish eh?

    Boiled peanuts is up there and pipi kaula (thrown on the hibachi for little while to get the edges "pa pa'a") Also, grilled steak, sliced up.

    Grilled steak with some sweet Maui onions. :grin:
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    acuradriver02:
    I can empathize with you...was the same when Mrs. AD02 was hapai. But I would sneak it, like during lunch.

    For some reason, I only enjoy poke wen I stay wit friends and chillaxin. At work, I know I gotta go back so maybe das why I no tink about poke but wen stay home.......

    This katonk definitely loves POKE!!!

    :lol: Funny you mention dat cause everytime I see da kine movies wea get choke haoles sitting in one sushi restaurant I always wondah if they eat like how we do ovah hea and pound or just little bit and say pau cause it's too "fishy". :lol:

    Da wife actually doesn't care all that much for fish, but she will eat poke...and now my daughter has picked up the habit...and I have to fight for my share when we buy.

    Das wen you gotta buy one shmall container for them...... and one big container for you. Jus' make surah they bag 'em separately at da checkout eh? :wink: :wink:

    Also like other pupu - bacon-wrapped scallop, for that matter, bacon-wrapped anything would be good...

    Damn! Rogah dat two times! Bacon mushrooms, bacon asaparagus........

    Come over...I buy you some poke.

    Eh, no tease! :lol: *BL shaking*


  15. GA Bows:

    There couple of sushi places here that pretty good to my surprise. There's a guy that I know that drives down to Savannah to get somes fish to smoke.


  16. visitor:

    I agree with poke survey in the Advertiser a week or two ago, best ahi poke is at 'Ono Seafood' in Kapahulu (not to be confused with Ono Hawaiian Food). It's more expensive, but you know it's fresh and the lady makes it to order. Also gotta add the miso tako poke at Foodland Farms.


  17. acuradriver02:

    Funny you mention dat cause everytime I see da kine movies wea get choke haoles sitting in one sushi restaurant I always wondah if they eat like how we do ovah hea and pound or just little bit and say pau cause it's too "fishy".

    >>I don’t know, but sushi/sashimi seems to be the “trendy” upscale food nowadays. I remember reading an interview with a professional tennis player and she said her favorite meal before a big tennis match was sushi – carbs + protein.

    Das wen you gotta buy one shmall container for them...... and one big container for you. Jus' make surah they bag 'em separately at da checkout eh?

    >>The problem is that da girl would take the BIG container, leaving me with the small one…sigh…cannot win…

    Eh, no tease! *BL shaking*

    >>Hmm…you stay work on Friday? I don’t know how my day will be that day, but if I pau hana early, I will bring some for you.


  18. (Jesse)James:

    Okay....now gotta try Alicias Market....Sounds awesome...thanks BL


  19. Ocean Lover:

    "Smoked tako at Alicia's Market on Kalihi St (I tink) Nimitz side. Get real tasty smoke flavah and they get some kine sweet shoyu sauce and da buggah is winnahs!"

    Oh yeah baybee! I think its bout $20/pound but ONCE IN A WHILE I'll treat myself and Da Teenager. Got lots of sesame oil I'm guessing as its "orange" color but the smoke taste is REAL STRONG along with the chili peppah and (like you mentioned) sweetness.............a marraige made in heaven. Kinda like you BL(chili peppah) and your wife (sweet), huh? ;-)

    OL faints.............tinking bout how ONO this pupu is


  20. B:

    da lomi ahi/oio is basically da meat/flesh dat stay kinda scrap from da bones. put lil bit maui onions an green onions, lil bit ice cubes to chill it off an eat before all da ice melt.

    alicia's market is so ono... try da roast pork... da skin is crunchy an da meat is tender. perfectly bad fo you. haha...


  21. EMM386:

    If I'm drinking, I usually don't eat. I like skittles or starburst with my beer. Occaisional mint to get rid of the beer breath. Just hanging out with my friends, I like korean chicken and steak.


  22. 808 Dad:

    Hey Lance,
    My wife is on a fast leading up to Easter so I made her some TOFU poke. I know, I know it’s nowhere as good as Ahi but it was pretty good. Da key is to place the cubed tofu in a colander and weight it down to drain some of the liquid. Fo real it’s not bad.

    808 Dad


  23. kikaida:

    Gotta have poke and boiled peanuts with the beerz!!! Haven't had turkey tails in a while... ever try Tanabe's on Keeamoku? Haven't been in a while but they pretty much got every kind of pupu covered...


  24. buddahbelly:

    Aloha All,
    Tofu w/shoyu & ginger, boiled peanuts, mayo & watercress, roast pork. As long as da bea is cold.


  25. (Jesse)James:

    BL...I like the spicy wings...but I like to venture to Hooters occasionally...MWAHAHAHAHA


  26. theDman:

    Poke is king alright, at least in my book. I regularly get from Don Quixote...yah, I know not everything is fresh, but I like their recipes a lot.

    KTA on the Big Island for variety. Good stuff.


  27. Ynaku:

    In addition to all the goodies already mentioned :D

    How about Smoked meat? (If you can get um). Pipi kaula. Dried Opelu, Dried Aku, Char Siu etc etc etc

    I made some mushrooms over the grill. First I marinated it in Italian dressing (Not da creamy one) and sprinkle Hawaiian salt over and put um on the grill till cooked. Pop that ion your mouth along with your choice of beverage :lol:


  28. Ynaku:

    As for my favorite poke.....ALL OF UM :D

    I especially like Spicy Tuna and Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke. Add your own shoyu and Chili Peppah Watah :) 8)


  29. Koreankanak:

    Poke and Steak is da winnahs. But I also like Canned Mackerel with Onions and Tabasco. French Fires is good. Anykine smoked sausage fits the bill too...OOH and fried chicken or Hot Wings


  30. M:

    We been going to the KCC farmers market on Saturdays and there's this vendor that sells stuff made from taro like dips. He had this taro poke for sample and it was ono. The last couple of Saturdays we always stop by to buy some.


  31. Kage:

    Poke is it.
    My favorites are shoyu ahi or shoyu aku. I used to make Tako poke for parties, but not anymore.

    Now that Alicia's Market was mentioned more than once, I gotta try um.

    I remember going to an anniversary party on the mainland and we was expecting a spread, it turned out to be chips, nuts and cake.... ahya. Disappointing when you grow up in Hawaii and get used to parties here.


  32. Bre:

    My favorite pupu is the taco dip - refried beans, sour cream and taco seasoning, guacamole and cheddar cheese. Yum!! I also love spinach artichoke dip. I could definitely do an all pupu dinner.


  33. Seawalker:

    Any kine pupus is good with beer. As long as it's salty, then it's winners!

    You braddahs and sistahs tried roast duck as pupus? Broke the mouth, totally. Kind of toast 'em to get the skin crispy and the meat warm, then no can stop eating.

    If no more poke, then I turn to Ruffles. I remember BMD (before married days)...the whole bag for dinner!


  34. Coconut Willy:

    I got that Rick James song "Super Freak" with the words pupu freak going in my head now!


  35. KAN:

    Gotta be poke. Any kine poke.

    For pupus, I make smoked salmon poke, smoked salmon mousse or boiled peanuts (depending on how much time I have). Other great pupus - BBQ steak tips, grilled sweet/sour chicken and on very rare occasions, fried gau gee.


  36. Rodney Lee:

    Garlic fries.
    Bloomin' Onion or onion rings or some kind of fried breaded onions - but gotta have ranch dressing for dip.


  37. tv:

    When I asked my doc about raw fish during pregnancy (I'm almost to the 3rd trimester), he didn't have a problem with the raw stuff - I just have to limit the total amount of tuna (canned kine too) for the mercury thing. I'm not a doctor (disclaimer), but you can probably rest assured that it's not the end of the world if your wife gives in and takes that bite of poke! I'm glad I don't have your wife's doctor!


  38. sally:

    Hello Everyone... am I late?

    I don't eat sashimi. Never got the hang of it. I eat my poke pan fried. Please don't throw rocks.

    I love tako/miso poke. Is that better.


  39. HNL2LAS:

    I like lots of pupus/appetizers that were pretty much mentioned above... sadly, I don't eat seafood! hahaah.. so nooo poke for me!

    Except maybe the one that M is talking about.. the taro one.. that's pretty good.. that guy's taronnaise is good too!

    Funny about the Chinese saying they invented the word!! hmmm... but were they HAWAIIAN Chinese maybe?? bahahaha..


  40. HNL2LAS:

    NEO: heeeyyyy thanks for the kamaboko dip recipe! Funny enough I was just at Foodland today and we saw the kamaboko dip... and checked it out.. didn't buy it though, cuz it had crab inside! ewww.. bahaha...


  41. hawaiiobsessed:

    This is why I love this blog, I get to see ( hear ) about the "real" people who live in Hawaii and what they eat and do. I have never heard of 90% of the things you all are talking about, let alone eat them! I know... so sad eh? Anyway, pupus to me are guacamole dip, spinach dip, hot artichoke dip, fried zucchini with ranch dressing.....

    You are a good husband BL to be supportive of your wife like you are! You men have no idea how tough it is to grow a baby! We go through a lot, give up a lot and I know she appreciates your sacrifices since she has to make those and more. It is all worth it tho!! She will love you even more for being supportive of her.

    Oh the smell thing. It can be INTENSE for some women. You just gotta go with it. I remember one time my husband slathered on some cologne and I thought I was going to pass out from the smell. To me it smelled like he had used the whole bottle and he only used the normal amount. So no more cologne during that pregnancy! :>)


  42. zzzzzz:

    Now that your wife is hapai, it's not just poke you cannot eat. You should stay away from ahi and aku in general because of the high mercury content, and to be nice to your wife by not eating the stuff she's not supposed to eat.

    Have you arranged to bank the cord blood yet? Email me if you want to know more about cord blood banking, or check http://www.hcbb.org/.


  43. Braddah Lance:

    GA Bows:
    There's a guy that I know that drives down to Savannah to get somes fish to smoke.

    I'm assuming dat's far from wea you live. :grin:
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    visitor:
    I agree with poke survey in the Advertiser a week or two ago, best ahi poke is at 'Ono Seafood' in Kapahulu (not to be confused with Ono Hawaiian Food). It's more expensive, but you know it's fresh and the lady makes it to order.

    Hmmm, maybe once Da Wife give birth...... or a secret trip. :grin:

    Also gotta add the miso tako poke at Foodland Farms.

    I found them to cut their tako a little thicker than most so if not boiled right, it gets a little chewy.
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    acuradriver02:
    >>I don’t know, but sushi/sashimi seems to be the “trendy” upscale food nowadays. I remember reading an interview with a professional tennis player and she said her favorite meal before a big tennis match was sushi – carbs + protein.

    So I'm guessing their prices must be way more expensive. :shock:

    >>The problem is that da girl would take the BIG container, leaving me with the small one…sigh…cannot win…

    You must learn grasshoppah.

    >>Hmm…you stay work on Friday? I don’t know how my day will be that day, but if I pau hana early, I will bring some for you.

    Dat's really nice of you but sadly I won't be hea. I have to burn a vacation day so dat Da Wife and I can run some much needed errands. :sad: I'm also missing a department lunch for a co-workah leaving. :mad:
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    (Jesse)James:
    Okay....now gotta try Alicias Market....Sounds awesome...thanks BL

    But please...... be aware of da "stickah shock" ok..... and bring me back half pound smoked tako. :grin: jus' joke.
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    Ocean Lover:
    Kinda like you BL(chili peppah) and your wife (sweet), huh?

    :lol: LMAO

    OL faints.............tinking bout how ONO this pupu is

    I know! Wenevah I jus' tink about it, my mouth salivates!
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    B:
    da lomi ahi/oio is basically da meat/flesh dat stay kinda scrap from da bones. put lil bit maui onions an green onions, lil bit ice cubes to chill it off an eat before all da ice melt.

    Interesting.....

    alicia's market is so ono... try da roast pork... da skin is crunchy an da meat is tender. perfectly bad fo you. haha...

    "Perfectly bad for you" - Das a good one! Da roast pork did look ono though.
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    EMM386:
    I like skittles or starburst with my beer.

    Li hing I heard of. Lemon or lime I've heard of. Skittles? Starburst? You got a sweet tooth? You must have liked Zima back then huh?

    I like korean chicken and steak.

    Good choices. :grin:
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    808 Dad:
    My wife is on a fast leading up to Easter so I made her some TOFU poke. I know, I know it’s nowhere as good as Ahi but it was pretty good.

    Hey I not knocking it. I like tofu poke too but funny, I no buy 'em but if get 'em on da spread at some pah-tay I grab a lot. :grin:

    Da key is to place the cubed tofu in a colander and weight it down to drain some of the liquid.

    My mom uses cheese cloth so as not to "tear" da tofu. :wink:
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    kikaida:
    Haven't had turkey tails in a while... ever try Tanabe's on Keeamoku?

    Da waaaa? Turkey tails? Really? And no, I've nevah tried Tanabe's.
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    buddahbelly:
    As long as da bea is cold.

    Das all dat mattahs to me too. :mrgreen:
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    (Jesse)James:
    BL...I like the spicy wings...but I like to venture to Hooters occasionally...MWAHAHAHAHA

    :grin: :lol: I pass by there almost everyday. :grin:
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    theDman:
    Poke is king alright, at least in my book. I regularly get from Don Quixote...yah, I know not everything is fresh, but I like their recipes a lot.

    Tried their wasabi one? Not bad.

    KTA on the Big Island for variety. Good stuff.

    You know wat's sad? I've been on da Big Island a few times and only went to KTA ONCE! And dat was to pick up bread..... WWD!
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    Ynaku:
    How about Smoked meat? (If you can get um). Pipi kaula. Dried Opelu, Dried Aku, Char Siu etc etc etc

    I not into smoked meat - dunno why. But I like smoked fish. Just bought some smoked moonfish... or was it sunfish.... some kine of astrological fish from a co-workah but da buggah was ono!

    I made some mushrooms over the grill. First I marinated it in Italian dressing (Not da creamy one) and sprinkle Hawaiian salt over and put um on the grill till cooked.

    Hawaiian salt eh? We usually just put only da dressing.... gonna try da salt next time. :grin:

    I especially like Spicy Tuna and Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke. Add your own shoyu and Chili Peppah Watah

    Spicy tuna is KING. :grin: Well, then there's da shoyu ahi with chili peppah flakes and tobiko, and then there's da "original" sesame oil, Hawaiian Salt, raw onions and fresh cut ahi. :grin:
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    Koreankanak:
    But I also like Canned Mackerel with Onions and Tabasco.

    You Korean all right. My parents - and Korea borned - would eat da canned mackerel but wit some kine of miso or hot paste. Po' man food. :grin:

    Anykine smoked sausage

    Man, I'm kinda yearning for some smoked reindeer sausage! Tried it in Portland wen we were up there in December and yuuuummmmy! I thought it was going to be gamey - I hate gamey meat/fish - but it was seasoned right and everything. Ono!
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    M:
    We been going to the KCC farmers market on Saturdays and there's this vendor that sells stuff made from taro like dips.

    DAMN! Da Wife and I always talk about going but don't go cause it's a drive for us but we will....... one day. :roll:


  44. Braddah Lance:

    Kage:
    I used to make Tako poke for parties, but not anymore.

    My mom used to make tako poke too wen I used to go diving and bring 'em home - hmm, I miss dat.

    Now that Alicia's Market was mentioned more than once, I gotta try um.

    Remembah.... bring your $$$$. :grin:

    I remember going to an anniversary party on the mainland and we was expecting a spread, it turned out to be chips, nuts and cake.... ahya. Disappointing when you grow up in Hawaii and get used to parties here.

    I can only imagine how it was seeing "haole" food. :lol:
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    Bre:
    My favorite pupu is the taco dip

    Da Wife makes a good one too! How can you go wrong wit dat yeah?

    I also love spinach artichoke dip.

    Yeah, those are really good on thin, lightly toasted french bread kine or da salted tortilla chips. :grin:
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    Seawalker:
    Any kine pupus is good with beer. As long as it's salty, then it's winners!

    Salty huh? For some reason, my mouth "puckers" wen I eat salty foods wit beea. :roll:

    Kind of toast 'em to get the skin crispy and the meat warm, then no can stop eating.

    :grin: Now dat sounds real ono right now. Da only thing for me though is dat I gotta take off da fat. I know, I know, da fat is da best part but I really no can eat dat.

    If no more poke, then I turn to Ruffles. I remember BMD (before married days)...the whole bag for dinner!

    HOLY CANOLI! Da whole bag? :shock:
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    Coconut Willy:
    I got that Rick James song "Super Freak" with the words pupu freak going in my head now!

    *singing* Pupu freak..... pupu freak..... you must be hungry...... pupu freak..... pupu freak...... go grab some poke *ok, pau sing*
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    KAN:
    For pupus, I make smoked salmon poke, smoked salmon mousse or boiled peanuts (depending on how much time I have).

    :lol: For a second there I thought you was going fo' say boiled salmon. :grin:

    Other great pupus - BBQ steak tips, grilled sweet/sour chicken and on very rare occasions, fried gau gee.

    Sweet/sour chicken huh?
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    Rodney Lee:
    Garlic fries.

    Oh yeah baby!

    Bloomin' Onion or onion rings or some kind of fried breaded onions - but gotta have ranch dressing for dip.

    Double oh yeah baby!!
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    tv:
    When I asked my doc about raw fish during pregnancy (I'm almost to the 3rd trimester), he didn't have a problem with the raw stuff - I just have to limit the total amount of tuna (canned kine too) for the mercury thing. I'm not a doctor (disclaimer), but you can probably rest assured that it's not the end of the world if your wife gives in and takes that bite of poke!

    E Komo Mai to WWD! tv!

    I'm surah ALL doctor's tell you dat it's ok to eat certain stuff in very limited moderation but why would you want to take da risk? Especially in stuff you cannot test? As consumers, we cannot "see" how much mercury might be in dat batch of raw fish compared to da next. Canned fish is bettah than raw fish because at least it's been cooked but anything raw is not good for developing a newborn. If you tink about it further, dat's why they don't even eat solid foods till they've been able to develop internally first. So I'm assuming you still drink caffeine too?

    I'm glad I don't have your wife's doctor!

    And I'm surah there are countless oddah pregnant women saying da same thing about your doctor too.
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    sally:
    Hello Everyone... am I late?

    Nevah late... Hawaiian time. :grin:

    I eat my poke pan fried. Please don't throw rocks.

    Fo'get da rocks! Wea's da noose?!

    I love tako/miso poke. Is that better.

    Ok, jus' lashings for you! :grin:
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    HNL2LAS:
    sadly, I don't eat seafood! hahaah.. so nooo poke for me!

    It's ok..... more for me! :grin:

    Except maybe the one that M is talking about.. the taro one.. that's pretty good.. that guy's taronnaise is good too!

    Taronnaise? Sounds...... kinda good. :grin:

    Funny about the Chinese saying they invented the word!! hmmm... but were they HAWAIIAN Chinese maybe?? bahahaha..

    But you know wat they say right? We're ALL from China. :lol:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    This is why I love this blog, I get to see ( hear ) about the "real" people who live in Hawaii and what they eat and do.

    Das how we roll baby! :grin:

    Anyway, pupus to me are guacamole dip, spinach dip, hot artichoke dip, fried zucchini with ranch dressing.....

    I could do those right now. :grin:

    You men have no idea how tough it is to grow a baby!

    I tink those men who are sensitive to their women have an idea. :wink:

    Oh the smell thing. It can be INTENSE for some women. You just gotta go with it.

    I already "go with" everything. :lol:
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    zzzzzz:
    You should stay away from ahi and aku in general because of the high mercury content, and to be nice to your wife by not eating the stuff she's not supposed to eat.

    Yeah, she's not eating anything undercooked or raw so we're safe on dat.

    Have you arranged to bank the cord blood yet? Email me if you want to know more about cord blood banking, or check http://www.hcbb.org/.

    Nevah heard of it but I did check out the link...... very very interesting.


  45. EMM386:

    I just like the interplay of the sweet mixed with the bitter of the beer. I really don't eat a lot of candy unless I'm drinking...


  46. tv:

    I would like to respond to your comments, please.
    I didn't mean to offend you or your wife- and I didn't want to come off sounding like a mom that doesn't care for her unborn kid! So in my defense, I DON'T go overboard when I do eat raw stuff, I just don't totally forbid myself from partaking in the raw fish at parties. Maybe 2-3 cubes of poke, just to get the taste! I put a link to an FDA site that has the same information as what I have floating in my head. FYI, I still take in caffeine. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I eat chocolate. Not full bars at a time, but a piece or two here and there (again, moderation).
    You'll come up with the difference in doctor opinion again later when you get your pediatrician too. Our pediatrician is much more conservative compared to others when talking to my friends. They all have their own recommendations when it comes to food introduction, medicines, etc., so I've accepted the differences (ex. holding off on peanut butter while other kids get to eat it). I do my own research and ask questions, but ultimately I follow my doctor cause that's who I've come to trust.
    Sorry - didn't mean to offend, just wanted to share my experience. Have a great weekend.


  47. Braddah Lance:

    tv:
    I didn't mean to offend you or your wife

    No worries - it's au'good. :grin:

    You'll come up with the difference in doctor opinion again later when you get your pediatrician too. Our pediatrician is much more conservative compared to others when talking to my friends.

    Rogah dat! You just gave me a topic to write about next week. Mahalos! :grin:

    I do my own research and ask questions, but ultimately I follow my doctor cause that's who I've come to trust.

    And dat's how it should be.

    Sorry - didn't mean to offend, just wanted to share my experience.

    No worries! No offense taken. We all get our own mo'olelo's fo' share and if we aren't open minded about it well.... tough luck. :grin: Das how we learn, from experiences and each oddah.


  48. hawaiiobsessed:

    BL" I tink those men who are sensitive to their women have an idea"

    I heard about people like you, I figured it was just another one of those "urban legends"! Going to check you out on snopes now. :>)

    More power to you man! Maybe you could write a book fo share with the other kane?