Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Anyone who has experienced a contemporary Hawaiian lu'au (feast) will find kalua pig a main part of the menu. Traditionally, the pig was cooked in an underground pit and served in plaited baskets made of coconut fronds or on large banana leaves. The shredded pork was just as tender and moist as a pork butt roasted in an electric or gas oven. The word kalua refers to the process of cooking in an earth oven (ka, the; lua, hole)." D. Labiste
I took some visiting family to this Lu'au at Hale Koa - here they have just begun to uncover the imu, or earth oven, that the kalua pig was cooked in. Just as they lifted it out, one of the many guests in attendance got right in front of me (and my camera) so sadly this was the only photo I got. Oh well, guess I'll have to go back sometime!
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