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September 28, 2006
From journal Queen's bath , Hidden Kauai Fun
Wantage, New Jersey
June 9, 2005
From journal The Garden Island
January 21, 2004
My husband and I shared a plate of Kalua pork and cabbage with vegetables and rice. One plate was plenty for both of us. Hubby was a little tentative about trying this local dish. I have to admit, it doesn’t look all that appetizing, but the luscious smell will lure you into at least taking a bite. Memories of luaus at Kole Kole Park on the Big Island came flooding back as I ate. As kids, we always called it Kalua pig, but I guess that sounds even less appetizing than it looks.
If you stop in Hanalei for a little souvenir shopping during your tour of Kauai, be sure to stop for local hospitality and food at Hanalei Mixed Plate.
From journal Kauai-The Garden Isle
December 22, 2003
We came here not knowing what to really expect. The book (The Ultimate Guide to Kauai) had given it an "ono" (which means "best"), but we were unfamiliar with the "Mixed Plate" cuisine, which seemed to be fairly prevalent around Kauai. It was later explained to us (in Maui) that Mixed Plate refers to the collision of cultures that can be found in Hawaii--when people from all different countries came to the islands to work, they brought with them their different cuisines and would share their food amongst each other, creating a very diverse array of foods in a meal.
Anyhow, we drove around and tried to find this place, which is right off of the road next to the Ching Young Village, a large shopping complex. I expected to find a sit down restaurant, but instead found basically a food stand, with cafeteria-style service. The service was very friendly, the woman working behind the counter (who looked very much the part of the Hanalei bohemian) gave us some samples to try. I ended up getting the special pineapple-curry ahi tuna which came with rice and macaroni salad. My husband got the kalua pig sandwich. They were both amazing! His kalua pig was the tenderest that we had had the entire time we were in Hawaii, including at the luau (which was probably the worst). The prices were extremely reasonable, particularly for Hanalei. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, inexpensive meal.
From journal Honeymooning in Kauai
by Love the Beach
Surfside Colony, California
October 21, 2000
From journal While on Kauai, eat