Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Thankful for Keanae Maui taro growers who bring us Ono Poi!

Saw this truck parked at the blowhole in Keanae the other day.  Gotta love that custom license plate.  The sacks were filled with taro roots.  

For those who don't know, poi is the well-loved foodstuff that's made from the taro root.  Taro grows in the paddies in Keanae and Wailua on Maui.  Poi is a favorite food item for Hawaiians and you'll find it in the local grocery stores.  

taro on Maui

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Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 09 2013 09:07PM


That made me smile!

Posted by Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee! (Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services) over 5 years ago

What a wonderful part of Hawaiian culture.

Posted by Mortgage Capital Associates (Mortgage Capital Associates) over 5 years ago

Wondered if y9ou were going to tell us what Ono poi was made from. Taro root, I think I knew that from reading James Michner's "Hawaii" amny years ago.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 5 years ago

You certainly have a different life out there.  I am not sure I have ever tasted poi.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 5 years ago

Yes poi is very interesting and an important food here.  @Jane the flavor is quite bland and texture is pasty.  It's sort of an acquired taste.  If you have ever gone to a luau you will probably have tried it.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 5 years ago

I wish we were there to sample some poi. Have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the clarification on the taste. I remember somebody once telling me poi smelled I think she had no idea. It is something I would certainly be willing to try!

As for Coleen's place, I think we are all happy about this!!!!! AND just in time before my trip across the 'pond' to Germany.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 5 years ago


This is not just an ordinary post, it's extraordinary, educational and unique. Because of you, I learned something new today. When it comes to Hawaiian culture, nobody says it better than you!

Thanks for enlightening me today!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 5 years ago

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