FOOD & DRINK
05/16/2014 07:55 am ET Updated May 16, 2014

31 Food Things Only People From Hawaii Would Understand

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated while trying to explain to a friend from the mainland what a Spam musubi is (or why you’d even eat one), or that you don’t drink mai tais every day and eat pizza topped with pineapple and ham, then this list is for you.

With a diverse blend of cultures and a rich culinary history that began long before Hawaiian Regional Cuisine became a buzz term in the '90s, Hawaii residents are lucky to have a ton of choices when it comes to local grinds. And every local worth their Hawaiian salt who’s pined for a poke bowl or knows exactly what causes a kanak attack will identify with these 31 food things that only people from Hawaii would understand.

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