Beyond Poi

Must Try

Nothing says Hawaii like Haupia, a traditional coconut milk-based dessert that’s a luau standard. At the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Banyan Tree Snack Bar, discover the perfect version for malihini, or newcomers. Technically a pudding with the consistency of Jell-O, these sweet custard cubes are made with rich coconut cream and sweet potato. Equally splurge-worthy: Maori trifle with custard, guava cake layered with whipped custard, chiffon cake topped with cream cheese frosting, and macadamia nuts. The ultimate? The Ali’i Volcanic Royal — vanilla ice cream, apple, banana, fudge, macadamia nuts, strawberries, and whipped cream. Less caloric are Wahiawa pineapple juice, fresh guava juice, Laie mist, or a Hukilau smoothie.

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