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If you were reading this week's review of Kauai Family Restaurant and wondered, "What's the deal with the two scoops rice, one scoop macaroni salad?"

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Continuing Education Friday: plate lunches, Spam, and imus

Answering some burning questions you may have about mac salad and Kalua pork.

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If you were reading this week's review of Kauai Family Restaurant and wondered, "What's the deal with the two scoops rice, one scoop macaroni salad?" that define Hawaiian plate lunch, I'd refer you to this fantastic Honolulu Star-Bulletin feature by Cynthia Oi on how mac salad—and, by extension, plate lunch—came to be.

If you were curious about what ginormous spam sushi looks like, I would suggest you check out this site.

Furthermore, if you have eaten at Kauai Family Restaurant and are now idly considering, "How would I make Kalua pig at home so I could eat it every day?" I would have to direct you to either this pictorial on how to build your own imu (pit oven) or this cheater's how-to on how to slow-roast Kalua pig in your own oven.

If you do make your own Kalua pig and are wondering what to do with all the leftovers, well...

 
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