What is Kauai kulolo?

What is Kauai kulolo?

Kulolo is a super good Hawaiian dessert made from taro, coconut, and sugar. It has a texture like pudding crossed with fudge. Eat it at room temperature (or warm, with ice cream!) You can find kulolo all over Hawaii, but it is most famous in Kauai.

What does kulolo taste like?

Considered a pudding, kūlolo has a solid consistency like fudge and is often served cut into squares. Its consistency is also described as chewy and lumpy like tapioca, and it tastes similar to caramel.

Can kulolo be frozen?

You can freeze kulolo wrapped in plastic wrap or the plastic wrap alternative of your choice and placed in an airtight container for a few months.

How do you grate a taro?

Shred the taro root pieces using the shredding blade of your food processor. You could also shred by hand using a box grater, but this would be much harder and take up more time. Transfer the shredded taro root to a large mixing bowl and season with the sofrito, salt and black pepper.

Who makes Kulolo on Kauai?

Kapaa Poi Factory
Today, kulolo, which Kapaa Poi Factory has been making and selling for more than 50 years, is its only product. Susan and Rankin—sometimes with their teenage daughter, her friends and Susan’s 81-year-old mother—prepare, mix and bake all of Kapaa Poi Factory’s kulolo.

How much does Kulolo cost?

The cost of Aloha Aina Kulolo in our stores is $8.99 All Frozen and Refrigerated products have built in shipping costs.

How do you store Paiai?

Store the paiai in an airtight container on the countertop. For poi, add more water until it’s the consistency of ketchup and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

When was Kulolo invented?

Kapaa Poi Factory’s kulolo recipe was handed down from Susan Pang’s uncle, Kenneth Lai. Kenneth and his brother, Koon Chow Lai, began running the business in 1956.

Where can I find Kulolo?

This makes Pomai Kulolo’s products convenient and viable options. And you can now find them in their family restaurant, The Taro Leaf, Time’s Supermarkets, Tamura’s and 7-Eleven Hawaii.

Is taro the same as yam?

Taro is grown from the tropical taro plant and is not one of the nearly 600 types of yams. Summary Taro root grows from the taro plant, and unlike purple yams, they are not a species of yam.

Can taro go bad?

Taro roots should be kept in a dark, cool place, with good ventilation. Do not store in plastic, or in the fridge. Taro should be used as soon as possible, because they soften and spoil quickly.

What is poi made from in Hawaii?

poi, starchy Polynesian food paste made from the taro root. In Hawaii, where poi is a staple of local cuisine, taro root is used almost exclusively for its preparation. The peeled roots are cooked, pounded, mixed with water to the desired consistency, and strained to remove fibres.

What is kulolo and how is it made?

For kulolo, the raw taro is grated and mixed with fresh coconut milk (and sometimes also coconut meat), and sugar. It’s pressed into a tray (lined with ti leaves ), and steamed for several hours. Once set, it has the texture of pudding crossed with fudge, some say it’s mochi -esque. Kulolo is rich and sweet, and a small slice goes a long way.

What is the best way to eat kulolo?

Kulolo is rich and sweet, and a small slice goes a long way. You eat it with your fingers. You can make kulolo at home but it is labor intensive and time consuming. I prefer to purchase it from someone who specializes in kulolo.

How long is kulolo good for?

Fresh kulolo is good for 3-4 days. If you have a leftovers, put the kulolo in the fridge to firm up, then slice and pan fry like we do with Chinese nian gau! How do you eat Kulolo?