List of Hawaiian dishes

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A taro burger from Down to Earth, Maui

This is a list of dishes in Hawaiian cuisine, which includes Native Hawaiian cuisine and the broader fusion Cuisine of Hawaii. The Cuisine of Hawaii refers to the indigenous, ethnic, and local cuisines within the diverse state of Hawaii.



  • Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice is one of the most common breakfasts of Hawaii. It includes linguiça (Portuguese sausage), eggs, and white rice. The McDonald's franchise in Hawaiʻi has adapted this dish and put it on their breakfast menu as a replacement to bacon, ham, and eggs.[1]
  • Hawaiian French toast (see entry for Portuguese sweet bread)

Entrees and combos[edit]

Spam musubi


Pineapple-flavored Hawaiian shave ice

Breads and pastries[edit]

Lavosh sold at the Kanemitsu Bakery counter in Molokai, Hawaii. Flavors offered include Maui onion, sesame, taro and cinnamon.


Fruit and vegetables[edit]

Curuba from Hawaii
Hawaiian Queen Liliʻuokalani (1838–1917), ruler of the kingdom of Hawaii in the 1890s until her betrayal and overthrow by American industrialists, once said with so much to do and so many family members, she never got enough to eat.[2]
A kalo lo'i harvest in Maunawili Valley. A lo'i is an irrigated, wetland terrace, or paddy, used to grow kalo (taro) or rice.[3] Ancient Hawaiians developed a sophisticated farming system for kalo, along with over 300 variations of the plant adapted to different growing conditions.[3]

Vegetable proteins[edit]

Herbs and seasonings[edit]






Laulau, a traditional Hawaiian dish



Snacks and candies[edit]


Wonton saimin

Specialty products[edit]

Starch dishes[edit]

A Hawaiian poi dealer, circa 1870

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Great Portuguese Sausage Shootout. The Tasty Island: Honolulu Food Blog. Retrieved 4 May 2008. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Liliuokalani". The MY HERO Project. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  3. ^ a b "Taro - Hawaii History - Farming". Retrieved 2017-10-02.


  • Sasaki, Pat; Douglas Simonson; Ken Sakata (1986). Pupus To Da Max:. Honolulu, HI: Bess Press. ISBN 0-935848-38-X.