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How To Make Spam Musubi Like They Do In ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Spam, that strange meat loaf from a can, has become so popular in Hawaii that they actually keep it in locked shelving at the grocery store. It is no surprise that the beloved meat has found its way to the top of a musubi. Musubi comes from the Japanese rice ball snack omusubi and was created and popularized by a local Japanese woman, Barbara Funamura. Try this easy-to-follow, fun-to-make recipe provided by our own Rebecca Sabalones to see what all the excitement is about.    ...
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How To Make Coconut Oil And Why Fijians ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     “The [coconut] oil is something we still use until today in different parts of Fiji for a lot of things in our culture — cooking, body lotion, medicine and healing wounds among them. For example, our people mixed it with charcoal and used it to help tattooing heal faster,” said Kalivati Volavola, the Fijian cultural ambassador for the Polynesian Cultural Center. Volavola, who is from Nabitu in the Tailevu district of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, first came to Laie in 2007 to attend...
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“Huki” costumes take a year-...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       Pictured above: The final versions of three Huki costume designs Roger Ewens created after consulting extensively with PCC cultural specialists and other members of the Huki committee: (left-right) a 1940s-era Hawaiian hula outfit (with ti-leaf skirt). An unusual blue Fijian finalé outfit, and a more “organic” look for a historical Tongan king costume.   Since the Polynesian Cultural Center staged the grand premiere of Huki: One ‘ohana sharing aloha on August 18, 2018,...
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Polynesian Cultural Center’s new “Huki” ...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The Polynesian Cultural Center will officially launch the grand premiere of our new Huki: One ‘ohana sharing aloha canoe celebration on August 18, 2018. (‘Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian.) We present Huki each afternoon the Center is open at 2:30 on the freshwater lagoon near the Samoan Village. Huki is included in all PCC admission tickets. Huki succeeds Rainbows of Paradise canoe show The Center actually began a “soft” launch of Huki on July 12, 2018, when it replaced the...
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How to make “to die for” kal...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Pounders Restaurant is fast becoming one of the local favorites here on the north shore of Oahu. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is due to local chef, Felix Tai who has been given room to practice his special style of ono Asian-Western-Polynesian fusion. Today, we’re going to share the secrets of his signature dish, Boneless Short Ribs with Kalbi Glaze. We will give you the basic preparations for the Boneless Short Ribs, but it is the kicky kalbi glaze that completes...
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Choosing an ukulele? Here’s what y...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The ukulele store at the Polynesian Cultural Center welcomes all to learn and play the ukulele and finds many people seeking advice on choosing their ukulele.  For those of you who can’t come, we would be glad to give you advice for our most common questions. We’ve pointed out some key information to consider here:   Wood   Koa is the highest-end wood that comes from Hawaii. It is beautiful to look at and listen to. A lot of value is put into the grade of the koa wood,...
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Cook Island performers return to Polynes...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up           For the second consecutive year, the government of the Cook Islands has sent a performing group from its National Arts Theater and leaders to appear at the Polynesian Cultural Center through July 17, 2018. “We’re so excited to have them back again this year,” said Delsa Atoa Moe, PCC Vice President of Cultural Presentations. “It’s like a family reunion because we know and love them. We know they’re not just going to be a boost to our program, but also to our...
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New Kauhola Art Gallery features Polynes...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     With the opening of the new Kauhola Art Gallery at the Polynesian Cultural Center, (if they didn’t know before they arrived) our visitors quickly learn how artistically inclined some PCC employees are in fine and traditional Polynesian arts. The Kauhola Art Gallery, which will hold its grand opening on July 27, 2018, is located in the PCC Welcome Center, across from Prime Dining venue. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.   The backstory PCC manager William Mahoni, a fine artist...