Spam maybe gross to some, but to me a native island girl, spam is definitely a staple. Don't knock it till you try it! Besides the spam, the plate lunch style that Waikikies emulates stems from Hawaii's spirit of love and sharing.. See, Hawaii is a land made up of all different nationalities. Just for a little history, back in the day a large influx of immigrants came to Hawaii from all parts of the world to work the sugar cane fields. For lunch, workers would congregate together and share their own cultures history and of course food. So, in essence that is where the plate lunch style stems from. A little mix of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portugese and of course Hawaiian all in one. Quite beautiful if you think about it. We should all be so lucky to understand the concept of embracing others cultures instead of critisizing it. So for a girl like me that dearly misses a taste of home Waikikies was quite delightful. So much better than the pizza covered with pineapple.. Whoever thought to name such a pizza as Hawaiian was simply foolish.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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