What is Poi?

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I have heard of poi(not sure of spelling) Exactly what is it and how is it made and served.

-- Brenda Shifflett (mcains@worldchat.com), January 10, 1999


Response to Hawaiian Food Question

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 (roy@bothi.com), January 10, 1999.

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