If You Grew Up In Hawaii, You Definitely Love These 11 Classic Dishes

As the most isolated population center on earth — located more than 2,000 miles from the closest continent — the Hawaiian Islands are unique. Everything from our culture to the food we eat is a bit different than the mainland. From traditional Hawaiian dishes to those inspired by other cultures, there are certain foods abundant throughout the islands you simply can’t find elsewhere. And if you grew up in Hawaii, you more than likely love these 11 classic dishes.

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How many of these iconic Hawaiian dishes do you enjoy?

Surprised not to find malasadas or shave ice on this list? We didn’t think these Hawaiian favorites could be classified as “dishes,” but we’re still obsessed. Learn where to find the best malasadas here, and which shops serve the best shave ice here.