Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Thanksgiving in Hawaii
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
This post is part of the Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 event. 24 meals, within 24 hours, in 24 blog posts. Here at Made Healthier, we are one of the 24 featured blog posts!
So please, drop your slippers at the door and come on in…
For Thanksgiving we went over to my mom’s house as we do every year to indulge in some lunchtime grinds. It was a good time with relatives…and lots and lots of food!
Here in Hawaii, parties usually have all different kinds of food from many different cultures. And the Thanksgiving party is no different.
We did have the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes
But we also had…
Lumpia (Filipino) – My aunty made these, always a favorite with a little shoyu and hot mustard sauce. These are really time consuming to make, so thanks aunty!
Tofu with Black Mushrooms and Vegetables over chow mein noodles (Chinese)
Crispy Gau Gee (Chinese)
Spicy and Limu Ahi poke (Hawaiian) – Spicy Ahi is raw tuna with mayo and tobiko fish eggs. Limu Poke is again raw tuna but with a crunchy seaweed and other seasonings. In my opinion, ahi poke is a must at any party!
Also ono was the tako (octopus) and raw crab poke!
As for Japanese food we had…
and Nishime, simmered vegetables in a soy sauce and sugar broth.
We were so stuffed! In addition to the foods above, there was also smoked turkey legs, Zippy’s chili and chicken, vegetable sticks, and macaroni potato salad. All that food just barely fit on the dining table!
Now that the look at our lunch is over, how about a peek around the front and backyard?
Let’s see…we have some papaya trees (above), a tangerine tree, and an orange tree (below).
A mix of some Hawaiian plants…
And some orchids…these were the ones currently in bloom.
And don’t worry I didn’t forget about dessert! We had the traditional custard and pumpkin pies.
Along with Lilikoi (Passion fruit) Chiffon Pie from Hamura’s on Kauai…
And Guava Chiffon Cake!
I really liked the lilikoi chiffon pie that my cousin brought back from Kauai, it was so light and fluffy!
I hope you all had fun taking a look at our Thanksgiving in Hawaii, and I wish you all a safe holiday season!