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lau lau with butterfish

mikom Aug 20, 2007 10:45 PM

where can i get pork lau lau with BUTTERFISH in,,,,,


thanks ...\mn/

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  1. Debbie M RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 12:41 AM

    Ono Hawaiian Foods, 726 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu.

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      mikom RE: Debbie M Aug 22, 2007 12:47 AM

      deb,,,are you sure about butterfish at ono. i went there last year....i was impressed by the sheer amount of pork and size of the lau lau, BUT,,,,i also recall it as being very dry, and thus i don't recall anything other than the pork. i may be mistaken as it was a while back and just that once.

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        Debbie M RE: mikom Aug 22, 2007 11:26 AM

        I had the opposite experience.. A lot of times lau lau can be dry, but, at least when I went this past June, I was impressed by how moist theirs was (as well as by the sheer amount of pork and it's size!). And butterfish was present.

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      UES Mayor RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 04:29 AM

      Halai's in the fishmarket at Ward center

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        cowfish RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 08:22 AM

        Marukai (you'll need a membership).

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          onocoffee RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 08:27 AM

          Doesn't Costco Iwilei sell them in bulk?

          Personally, I prefer Helena's on North School Street.

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            Vegasbuff RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 10:53 AM

            Do the places mentioned have a large piece of butterfish in them? The ones that I have had over the last couple of years that claim to have butterfish in them are only the size of a small Band Aid and almost not worth putting in.

            1. KaimukiMan RE: mikom Aug 21, 2007 02:25 PM

              you might try Yama's in Moililili

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                Clinton RE: mikom Aug 29, 2007 05:18 PM

                You have to have some sort of fatty fish in lau lau being it be butterfish or salmon. I use salmon belly if I can find it or even salmon bones since cooking it a long time reduces the bones to soft calcium. Traditional lau lau consists of taro leaves (but I substitute canned spinach since taro or luau leaves are difficult to find), pork butt chunks, liquid smoke (since the traditional imu is stoked with keawe wood), and salt. I add beef chunks also to give it a meaty taste but that's me. Pressure cook it for 1 hour and you have mainland style lau lau.

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