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Hawaiian News: Kualii Food

Andrew Kualii Andrew Kualii
Pualani Kualii-Kahoohanohano Pualani Kualii-Kahoohanohano
Keahi Camara Keahi Camara

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Food is an essential part of any or all local festivities, Merrie Monarch included. And this one Hilo family has been preparing the food for the concession stands in the Edith Kanakaʻole stadium for several years. Amy Kalili has more.

Paʻahana maoli nô kçia lumi kuke kûikawâ ma waho pono o ka Hale Kanakaʻole.

This temporary kitchen just outside Kanakaʻole stadium is buzzing with activity.

What we do is we serve lunch and dinner. Approximately 1,500 plates for lunch, and 3,000 plates for dinner.

Andrew "Uncle Boy" Kûaliʻi

ʻOhana Kualiʻi

Hana ʻia ma kahi o ka 1,500 pâ meaʻai ʻaina awakea a 3,000 pâ ʻaina ahiahi.

Loaʻa nâ ʻano meaʻai ʻono like ʻole no nâ ʻano kânaka like ʻole

There's all kinds of food, something for everyone.

We have five dishes plus chili dogs, nachos, hot dogs.

Our Hawaiian Plates comes with kalua pig and cabbage, chicken long-rice, lomi salmon, poi, haupia, and sweet potato.

(andrew)

Loaʻa he ʻelima pâ a me ka naʻau kake, nachos a pçlâ. Ma ka pâ meaʻai Hawaiʻi, loaʻa ka puaʻa kâlua me ke kâpiki, moa laiki loloa, kâmano lomi, haupia, a ʻuala.

Hôʻaelike ʻia ka ʻohana Kûaliʻi no ka hoʻomâkaukau meaʻai a ʻo ka loaʻa mai ke kûʻai ʻia aku ma ka Hale Kanakaʻole, hoʻi aku nô i ka ʻônaehana no ka pono o ka Mele Manaka.

The Kûaliʻis are contracted to prepare the food, and the profit from concession sales go back into the festival.

Weʻre here to support the Merrie Monarch Festvials.

It's so much fun here. We have fun, to us it's not work.

(andrew)

Aia ma ʻaneʻi no ke kâkoʻo a nui ka leʻaleʻa.

ʻO ʻAnakala Boy me kâna wahine ʻo Janice nâ pou paʻa o ka ʻohana a me ka hana hoʻomâkaukau meaʻai, akâ, he kuleana ko nâ kânaka a pau.

Uncle Boy and his wife Janice are the backbone of the operation, but everyone plays their part.

ʻO koʻu kuleana ʻo ia nô ke aʻo ʻana mai i hiki iaʻu ke aʻo i ka piko A.

Pualani Kualiʻi-Kahoʻohanohano

Uncle Boyʻs Daughter, ʻOhana Kûaliʻi

I learn so I can teach the next generation.

My responsibilities here are to mostly watch, listen, and pretty much do what uncle guys tell me to do.

Keahi Camara

Hânai Son, ʻOhana Kûaliʻi

ʻO koʻu kuleana ka nânâ, hoʻolohe a hoʻokô i kâ nâ ʻanakala iaʻu.

ʻAʻole naʻe pili nâ haʻawina i ka hoʻomâkaukau meaʻai wale nô.

But itʻs not just one big cooking lesson, there are life lessons to be learned.

Nui nâ haʻawina ma kçia ʻano hana. Aʻo ʻia ka laulima kâkoʻo aku, kôkua mai. Kâkoʻo aku, kâkoʻo mai. Maikaʻi kçia ʻano ma ka ʻohana a me ke kaiaulu.

(pualani)

There's so much to learn like cooperation and team work, great values for life.

Aia ʻo Pualani ma ke kolu o nâ hanauna o ka ʻohana Kûaliʻi e hoʻomâkaukau meaʻai ana penei a e mau ana nô.

Pualani is third generation of caterers in the Kûaliʻi family and it continues on.

I do this because when it becomes my turn to pass on all this knowledge to the future generations, I want to be sure of what Iʻm doing and not lead them astray of the path.

(keahi)

Hana au i kçia no ka hoʻoili hou aku ma ka hanauna hou a alakaʻi me ke kûpono. 

(keahi)

Hana au i kçia no ka hoʻoili hou aku ma ka hanauna hou a alakaʻi me ke kûpono.

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