Sunday, March 24, 2013

Leia Sea Arch and Hukilau Cafe


Laie is home of the Laniloa peninsula and a Hawaiian legend ...

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.


This moku looks like dragon's head ...


... and so does the tip of the peninsula!


The A'a (spiky lava) looks like the dragon's spine.


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.

Mahalo,

Kim in Hawaii

I ordered the Hukilau Burger with a fried egg and grilled onions.

14 comments:

  1. I love burgers. Great legend. thanks for sharing.

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  2. I would enjoy a fruit salad along with a side of either macaroni or potato salad.

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  3. I love sushi! Also love the burgers at Five Guys!

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  4. moku does look like a dragon head & would that be a Cairn on top.... I do love the tales & stories that were handed down wither they are Truth Or Fiction I love them All.
    favorite lunch would depend on where I am England FISH & CHIPS Scotland plough-mans Lunch ( mince in a huge yorkshire pudding bowl) Canada Anything you like as it is multicultural I usually have have an Everything turkey bagel & a Tim Horton's Coffee.
    Have a good one.Ann/alba

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  5. I love Mexican food and don't get to eat it as often as I like. My favorite lunch would be Flautas with rice and beans. Add some pico and guacamole and I'm set.

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  6. Haven't had in years but bacon and blue cheese burger with fries.

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  7. I liked the look of your hamburger with an egg. I love variety so I'm pretty good with most anything but I'm pretty sure I couldn't eat too sides of rice along with macaroni salad lol.

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  8. hamburger with fries

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  9. Chicken tenders and onion rings.

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  10. Love all kind of fires
    Kimh

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  11. It's a tie between cheeseburgers and fries, and chicken enchiladas and rice.

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  12. My favorite is a big burrito. Most places make a decent burrito but some put really good grilled steak on them and that's what makes it even better.

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  13. I'm torn between cheeseburgers and fries and tacos :)

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  14. Hamburger and fries! Is there anything else? LOL!

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