Attending a luau is one of the most popular things to do on Oahu. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian custom, so if you want to get to know Hawaiian culture, visiting a luau is a great idea. What all Hawaiian luaus have in common is tasty food. Try popular Hawaiian delicacies, such as kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon and island fish, or savor all-time American favorites – prime rib, chicken, rice and vegetable dishes. The luau buffet offers plenty of choices.
The centerpiece of a luau is traditionally the kalua pig, which the ancient Hawaiians cooked in an imu, an underground oven. Other Hawaiian delicacies are poi (a paste made from taro roots) and lau lau, a dish where pork, beef, fish or chicken is wrapped and then cooked in taro leaves. The luau feast also includes tropical cocktails and of course dessert, usually a variety of delicious cakes and haupia, a coconut pudding.
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But a Hawaiian luau is not just about great food. It’s also about experiencing Hawaiian culture. Depending on which luau you plan to visit, you’ll get to see cultural demonstrations, games, and arts and crafts. All luaus also include a show featuring music and dances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia. Pick your favorite Oahu luau and reserve your seats early. Luaus tend to sell out quickly because they are so popular. Hawaii Discount offers the best prices on all Oahu luaus!
Now for the best part of your Hawaiian Luau food. Dessert! For dessert, most luaus typically feature scrumptious cakes, cookies and haupia, which is a tasty coconut pudding. If you're a fan of coconut, you're going to love haupia!
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About Oahu Luaus
So what is a Oahu Luau all about? A Oahu luau is traditionally a beautiful display of Hawaiian dishes accompanied by fun and exciting live entertainment. We're talking Hula dancers, Fire breathers, Fire dancers. So much fun to watch! What's even better, or should we say tastier, is that most luaus even feature the imu ceremony! Ever heard of an imu ceremony? Well, let us wet your taste buds! This is where they cook roast pig (kalua pua'a) underground! A circular cooking pit is dug out on the beach and layers of hot coals, stones, leaves, and mats are added which create a steamy environment for the roast pig. Then all of it is buried and left to cook for several hours. The delicious result is very juicy, melt in your mouth pork!
The fun doesn't stop there! You can expect other Oahu luau activities which may include a conch blowing contest or learning to dance the hula. Make an exotic flower lei or beautiful head band. Witness an impressive torch lighting ceremony. As if this wasn't already a blast, is there anything cooler than learning to play the ukelele while you're in Hawaii?! We know you'll become an instant star once you do.
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