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Polynesian Cultural Center stages NFL dr...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   The Polynesian Cultural Center recently participated in a media blitz on the U.S. East coast that included a fine luau food event for 200–300 guests — co-hosted by our partner Polynesian Football Hall of Fame: They invited 200–300 guests to the event on April 27, 2017, during the National Football League draft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Meet PCC Pounders Restaurant executive chief Felix Tai: He prepared the upscale luau. He’s why you may want to eat at Pounders the next time you’re in...
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Sweet Memories of Paradise

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up INTRODUCTION: Jimmy Mapu is one of our newest bloggers, but he has been with the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC)  for many years. Currently, he serves as the Director of Guest Services – which consists of students from around the globe who guide our guests through the PCC. Many have written to us about how these students have inspired and touched them. Many describe the experience as magical. Once you get to know Jimmy, you’ll know where that magic comes from.     What was lost was found at...
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Pounders Restaurant’s custom pizza...

    Innovation and style is the hallmark of Pounders Restaurant, situated in the Hukilau Marketplace at the entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Two years old and counting, Pounders hosts the same ‘daring’ can-do attitude as the waves you find at the beach it’s named after. Towards the middle of the restaurant you will find a counter top with stools strategically placed to face into the kitchen. From that vantage point, it’s rather hard to miss Pounder’s kiawe-wood-burning, Neopolitan-style brick oven used to cook their delicious pizzas. Not...
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Meet Tupua, our Senior Master of Ceremon...

  Tall, dark, handsome, killer smile, mellifluous voice, perfect diction, great stage presence, and more: Chances are if you’ve been to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Alii Luau in the past three years, you’ve already met our Senior Master of Ceremonies, Tupua Ainuu. Some of you may know him by his nickname, “Cousin T”.   Some people think of Polynesians as being naturally gifted athletes — they are! But anyone who’s been to the PCC or watched Hawaii Five-O can tell you they also have a strong flair for performing; and with a list of characteristics like...
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Mark Wiens How To Cook a Pig

      Mark Wiens continues his adventure in Polynesian Foods at the Polynesian Cultural Center with a close look at how to cook a pig in an imu, a Polynesian oven that uses banana leaves and hot rocks, among other things, to cook a very succulent pig.   Click on the image to start the video.       Visit Mark’s migrationology.com blog for more details on Polynesian Cultural Center Luau: How to Cook A Pig in a Imu.         Enjoy!   Images courtesy of Mark Wiens at Migrationology.com...
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Top Attractions for the Time-Crunched Tr...

      Top Oahu Attractions for the Time-Crunched Traveler   By Whitney Butler   Great airfare deals to Hawaii are hard to pass up, so many West Coast travelers find themselves out on the islands for business or short weekend adventures.   When time is of the essence and you want to get the most out of your short Hawaii trip, picking attractions that feature culture, entertainment and outdoor fun are quintessential to your island experience.   Check out these exciting Oahu attractions when you’re crunched for time.   Explore the Island Nations of Polynesia   For...