In ancient times this point was mo‘o (dragon), standing upright, ready to kill the passerby. After Kana and his brother had rescued their mother from Molokai and had taken her back to Hawaii, Kana set out on a journey around the islands to kill all the mo‘o. In due time he reached La'ie, where the mo‘o was killing many people. Kana had no difficulty in destroying this monster. Taking its head, he cut it into five pieces and threw them into the sea, where they can be seen today as the five small islands lying off Malaekahana.
The moku (islands) are named Kihewamoku, Moku'auia, Pulemoku, Kukuiho'olua and Mokualai.
... and so does the tip of the peninsula!
Laie is also home to the Hukilau Cafe. It inspired the cafe (of the same name) in FIFTY FIRST DATES. The Hukilau Cafe hosted Travel Channel's MAN VERSUS FOOD.
My youngest son ordered the Hamburger Plate Lunch - two hamburger patties, two scoops of white rice, one scoop of Macaroni Salads, and gravy. The white rice and macaroni salad is a staple of plate lunches ... because carbohydrates don't count in Hawaii.
Calories aside, what is your favorite plate lunch? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 31 at SOS Aloha.
Kim in Hawaii
I ordered the Hukilau Burger with a fried egg and grilled onions.