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The Polynesian Cultural Center legacy is...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   Polynesian Cultural Center ‘ohana [family] Hawaii is famous for its aloha spirit. Many experience the genuine warmth of the local people, to the extent they begin to feel like ‘ohana — family. That definitely happens a lot at the Polynesian Cultural Center. But what they may not realize in a day’s visit with us, or even on repeat visits, is how close our employees feel toward each other, and how much they cherish their PCC associations and experiences as the years go by.     When...
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Pani Popo – a Sticky, Gooey, Gotta...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Pani Popo, or coconut buns, comes from Samoa and is made from yeast bread and sweetened coconut milk. Many people find it tastes more like glazed donuts, and with basic adjustments, such as substituting grapeseed or coconut oil for the butter, you can make a delicious treat that is dairy-free, while using coconut flour will make it gluten free. This is a very easy-to-modify dish, no matter what the dietary restrictions.   There are many recipes out there, but we wanted to present you with...
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Turkey Tail – Forget the Rest, the...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Yes, you saw right. Turkey Tail. I’m telling ya, you’re going to love it!  I discovered this little delicacy back when I was a little gal oh so many years ago and from that day on, I would beg, borrow or cry a river of tears to be the one who got this part of the bird on Thanksgiving Day.   The turkey has a long, rich history not only in the States, but in such far-away places as Samoa.  I’m not talking about the whole turkey, mind you…..just the tail. It’s...
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Shoyu Chicken doesn’t get any easi...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Named after a local brand of soy sauce, this chicken dish is a favorite island plate, especially when you and your neighbors are having a luau (potluck) or you just need to please picky eaters. This version comes straight from the Food and Beverage Department of The Polynesian Cultural Center. It may be easy, but that’s part of the beauty of this simple little recipe. It literally fulfills the popular saying “winner, winner, chicken dinner!” And it’s versatile! A...
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Polynesian Cultural Center receives USA ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   PCC wins USA Today “10 Best” Award USA Today readers recently voted the Polynesian Cultural Center as the number-one “best Hawaii attraction”   PCC selected from a list of 10 Hawaii attractions   The readers selected the Center the #1 from a list of 10 top attractions in the Aloha State that had been pre-nominated by a blue-ribbon panel of travel industry and media representatives. The Hawaii attractions nominated, and their order of finish in the recent survey included:...
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Canoe Pushing 101 at the PCC

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Who is that?   As you carefully board our canoe for your water-based tour of the Polynesian Cultural Center, you may ask yourself “Who is that pushing my canoe?” Most of our “Canoe Pushers” are actually full time students next door at Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Many of our pushers are from other countries, but no matter where they’re from, they are trained to provide you with a wonderful experience on our beautiful lagoon. First off, you will notice that they...
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Feel the warmth of an island holiday: Ch...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   Christmas time on the North Shore is a magical place. First off, you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Second, you get to really experience Christmas ‘island style’. We have compiled a list of activities and suggestions to make your Christmas season warm, bright and full of aloha.     Hukilau Marketplace/Polynesian Cultural Center Come to the biggest seasonal celebration across the North Shore in beautiful La’ie. And best of all, these events are free to...
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Steel guitar originates and lives on in ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     The steel guitar legacy begins in Laie The Polynesian Cultural Center has a unique connection to the Hawaiian steel guitar: Its inventor was born in Laie, home of the PCC, in 1874. Young Joseph Kekukuupenaokamehamehakanaiaupuni Apuakehau, who shortened his stage name to Kekuku, invented the steel guitar in 1885. It is sometimes said he laid a guitar across his lap and moved the back of metal comb across the frets to create the first distinctive Hawaiian steel guitar sounds. Almost 140...