Last night, I dreamed of all things local. Not like 4-Loco, but Hawaiian food local. In particular…Lau lau.

For the record, we do not dream about poi

Humongous large softball sized lau lau…made by the family and our Christmas traditions.

Ingredients? Obviously large chunks of pork, salted butterfish or salmon (we prefer butterfish), more pork fat, luau stems, wrapping of 6 luau leaves, and double wrapped in 2-3 ti leaves. That’s it-easy kine. Look closely, the salted salmon has melted away and the pieces are so damn tender.

Melt in your mouth lau lau

Fo reals brah.

In a Hawaiian food haze…