Hawaiian Food.....what Is This Called?

Lounge By Elise87 Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 4:27pm by juleskaye518

Elise87 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 4:42am
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When i went to hawaii for a holiday last year we went to a buffet sort of thing and there were these small purple bread rolls that we had that were so yummy! I was wondering does anyone know exactly what these are called or even better have a recipe for them?

Would love to find out, thanks icon_smile.gif

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ceshell Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:07am
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If it's purple, it sounds like poi. This is my guess: http://www.polynesia.com/recipes/taro-rolls.html

SpringFlour Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:32am
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Can't be poi if it was yummy. icon_razz.gif

ceshell Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:50am
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LOL normally I would agree with that sentiment, but I have heard those poi rolls are really good. Probably all that sugar and butter thumbs_up.gif

Elise87 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:50am
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yeh that's the place we went too, so it must be them! thank-you!

They were so good....except i don't know what poi is or where on earth i would find it lol

Elise87 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:55am
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Originally Posted by ceshell

Probably all that sugar and butter thumbs_up.gif

Yes they were quite sweet lol

redpanda Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:03am
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poi is made with taro root, which is a starchy root. You may be able to find it in the produce section in the market. One thing that I discovered with taro was that it was very sweet and tasty the day I cooked it, but became much less so the next day.

juleskaye518 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 4:27pm
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I lived in HI for four years and go back in 6 weeks for another two years. Oh, don't be sad. Hehehehehehe. What you had were dinner rolls made from taro. That is what gives it the purple color. I'm not sure if someone makes taro flour, but that would make the most sense to me. Wanna come visit?, we can make them at my house!!!

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