It was worth the wait. I skipped a whole day’s meal to ready my stomach for a huge Hawaiian feast, which was the perfect excuse to not go on a diet, at least for that day. It was as if there was no tomorrow and I could eat to my heart’s content. At luau feasts in Hawaii, the locals submit to a certain belief: People don’t eat till they are full, they eat till they are tired. Yes, I ate till I was tired. It was a good non-bloated feeling. Following are a few of my recommendations for a sumptuous Hawaiian feast.
If you’re dining with your family or friends, the Luau is very much Hawaiian and Filipino and celebratory in concept. It comes in servings for 3-4 and 5-6 heads. The food is served on a very big square bamboo platter lined with banana leaves and can occupy one square table.
” style=”float:left;margin-right:10px;”>Mess of Steaks (Php 275, 495, 695) is one of the bestsellers with American impression, which is a combination of U.S. beef cuts, yakiniku, rib fingers and short plate. Although the beef was succulent, the basting I chose (manila smoke) really captured the Manila type of barbeque. It was really tasty but it fell short of my craving for a Hawaiian barbeque–where a chunk of pineapple would have been divine, that is. I should have tried olive oil and garlic instead.
” style=”float:left;margin-right:10px;”>What made my Hula-Hula dining experience exciting was not only sampling an eclectic Pacific Rim cuisine that captures the diversity of Hawaii’s culture. It was how Hula-Hula provided me with a good way to enjoy seafood and barbeque, island style. Probably the only thing that was lacking was the fresh island breeze and glistening blue waves. Nonetheless, it made me feel both comfortable and comforted as it added a touch of fun when the hula girls and tiki boys started dancing to a Lilo and Stitch song.