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2019 inductees enshrined in Polynesian F...

    The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) enshrined the Class of 2019 in their permanent display at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) on January 19, 2019 and recognized several other honorees. PCC president and CEO Alfred Grace welcomed all the honorees to the Center and pointed out our partnership with the PFHOF has been a natural fit since the inaugural Class of 2014. “Congratulations to all of you,” he said. “In acknowledging you, I acknowledge all of our Polynesian people who excel in every worthy endeavor they take on. “For 55 years we...
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Tua Tagovailoa honors his Polynesian roo...

      The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honored University of Alabama national championship sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as the College Football Player of the Year during the annual enshrinement program at the Polynesian Cultural Center on January 19, 2019. The young Samoan quarterback from Ewa Beach, Oahu  has already accumulated an impressive record of football achievements, including leading the St. Louis High School Crusaders to the Hawaii state football championship over nearby Kahuku High a few years earlier before reporting to the Crimson...
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PCC, PFHOF to honor Class of 2019

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     As we have since the inaugural Class of 2014, the Polynesian Cultural Center is partnering with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame on January 19 to honor: The Class of 2019, The 2018 Pro Player of the Year, The 2018 Kupono award for Excellence The 2018 College Football Player of the Year, And the 2018 High School Football Player of the Year.   Meet the Class of 2019 After a lengthy selection process, the PFHOF announced its Class of 2019 inductees chosen from a list of 12...
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Women now have their own division at the...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       Exciting addition to 2019 World Fireknife Championship “Soon after the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 2018 World Fireknife Championship competition ended last May, we began preparing to make the 27th annual competition from May 8-11, 2019, even better,” said Delsa Atoa Moe, PCC Vice President of Cultural Presentations. Moe explained she and her committee decided to reinstate a women’s open division (for ages 18-and-up). “Women have been competing...
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Poke as it’s meant to be: simple, ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       One of the greatest pleasures of my job is my regular visits to Chef Felix Tai of Pounders Restaurant. Not only do I get the chance to try out some incredibly ono recipes, I get to spend 2 hours or more with a passionate, somewhat excitable, “food is my LIFE” award-winning chef.  Our time together FLIES by – and I learn more than mere cooking tips. The secrets of the universe are opened up and I actually feel nourished both body and soul.      This month...
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The Elephant Shack brings food to ‘Thai’...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The Elephant Shack food truck, which has been a favorite on the North Shore for years, is already drawing repeat customers among Thai food fans! The newest addition to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hukilau Marketplace moved its service to La’ie October 16, 2018.   A harmonious blend of flavorful food     The range of Thai food is known around the world for its harmonious blend of fresh vegetables, herbs, moderate amounts of shredded or chopped meat, coconut cream...
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Pan Roasted Turkey Tails – Slow co...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The secret to this simple approach is patience. Cook it long and slow, which will make it both extremely tender and delightfully crispy   Bringing you a tasty new recipe of an old favorite!   I discovered this little turkey tail 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...
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Polynesian Cultural Center co-sponsors i...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   For centuries the people of Polynesia have recognized the importance of breadfruit — called ‘ulu in Hawaiian and Samoan — as a source of food, lumber, and other materials. History and movie fans may remember Captain Bligh and HMS Bounty sailed to Tahiti in the late 1700s to retrieve breadfruit saplings and replant them in the Caribbean. Of course, that particular voyage ended in an infamous mutiny, but today breadfruit is widely used in tropical countries around the world — in more ways...