PUPUS, Hawaiian snacks similar to hors d’oeuvers, tapas, and canapés,
make up the third segment of my A-to-Z Challenge theme.
I hope they will delight your palate each Thursday and Saturday.
Pupus are so popular in Hawaii that restaurants, and even some private parties, are rated by their choice and variety. Almost any bite-sized food that can be eaten with fingers or chopsticks falls into the category of pupus.
Chicken katzu, a bit similar to chicken nuggets, is a favorite of mine. L&L Drive-Inn serves the best in town, along with a huge scoop of white rice and macaroni salad on the side.
|Chicken Katsu from L&L Drive-Inn|
At a party, those three food choices are served in separate, oversized aluminum pans. I think what I like most about the L&L katzu is their famous katzu dipping sauce, a blend of sweet and sour flavors that include Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and tabasco sauce, sugar-water-salt, with a touch of chicken bouillon, garlic power, and ground pepper. It’s good for a snack or a full meal.
Other popular Hawaiian pupus on my “C” list are just about anything made with coconut, including coconut shrimp and haupia (coconut milk based) pudding and cake. Every luau and most Sunday brunches serve haupia desserts.
|Coconut Oblong Cake, top shelf|
not as colorful as the Guava and Mango cakes
but just as delicious (Ono!)
Do you like your chicken huli huli style? Or would you prefer Chinatown Shrimp?
|If the AtoZChallenge was any longer,|
I'd gain 10 lbs. and go broke!