What is Poi?greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread
I have heard of poi(not sure of spelling) Exactly what is it and how is it made and served.
-- Brenda Shifflett (email@example.com), January 10, 1999
Poi comes from the root of taro. The taro root is pounded until it becomes a purplish paste. It is then mixed with water to a "one-, two- , or three-finger" consistency. The poi being thicker the less fingers you need to eat it with. From there it is poured into a bowl and used as the main source of carbohydrates.
-- Roy Inouye (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 1999.