Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kulolo

Today at work I got to try something called kulolo, a traditional Hawaiian dessert. It is made from taro, which is what poi is made out of. Poi is a staple food for the Hawaiian people. I am not personally a big fan of poi, so I wasn't sure if I would like kulolo, but I did! I only had a little piece and it was pretty filling too.

Here is what Wikipedia says about kulolo...

Kulolo Hawaiian dessert is made primarily from mashed taro corms and either grated coconut meat or coconut milk. Considered a pudding, kulolo has a solid consistency like fudge and is often served cut into squares. Its consistency is also described as being chewy and lumpy like tapioca, and its taste something like caramel. Traditional kulolo recipes call for wrapping the mixture in ti leaves and baking it in an imu (underground oven) for 6 to 8 hours.

On a side note, I saw SEVEN rainbows today! A double rainbow over the school this morning, three on the way home from work, and another double rainbow this evening!

 - Emilie

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