The Subway next to it inside the Whaler’s Village shopping plaza can’t compete with grilled mahi mahi and kalua pig sandwiches, but it was their huli-huli chicken that was most memorable.
The meat was juicy, and the skin was exquisitely crisp.
The skin was more crisp than it looked, and the meat was incredibly juicy.
This is by no means a complete list of great Hawaiian barbecue, but I wanted to share some of the great bites of barbecue that I enjoyed in Hawaii. Joey’s Kitchen is the lone exception in the Whaler’s Village in Maui.) BEST BITE: Guava Smoked – Smoked Salmon Belly This tiny joint in the Kalihi neighborhood of Honolulu smokes a dizzying array of meats.Huli-huli literally means “turn, turn”, and that’s how these whole, split chickens are cooked.They’re brined, then affixed to a rotisserie that hovers over a charcoal fire.The simple macaroni salad also went nicely with the smoky chicken.Koala Moa in Honolulu A rotisserie was being loaded with chickens in the parking lot as I walked in just before the dinner rush.A large trailer is loaded with mesquite lump charcoal (despite the name, I didn’t see any kiawe wood), and dozens of chickens spin above it at once.