Taro is a root vegetable that is considered to be one of the very first vegetables to be cultivated. In Asia, it is used for everything from baby food to desserts. It has a starchy flavor similar to a sweet potato and the leaves are very nutritious. Hanalei Taro and Juice Company has several lunch wagons on Kauai and it offers a variety of taro-based meals.
Entrees at Hanalei Taro and Juice Company
The menu varies, but they consistently offer organic farm to table fare. The have some inventive deli sandwiches, like a delicious taro veggie burger topped with red onions cucumbers and tomatoes and a tangy and light taro hummus sandwich served on a whole wheat bun. They also have several plate lunches made with pork or chicken.
Hanalei Taro & Juice Co offers a rich taro hummus dip that is completely vegan. Try the hummus with an order of lavosh, which is a thin and flavorful bread that is just perfect for dips.
The food cart offers some of the most authentic Hawaiian desserts that you will find on the island. Be sure to try the taro mochi cake, which is filled with rice taro and coconut. Kulolo is considered to be a pudding, but it has a similar taste and consistency to fudge.
If you prefer something a bit healthier, you can always get a taro acai bowl at Hanalei Taro and Juice Company that combines taro with apple juice, bananas and berries. They also offer an assortment of tropical fruit sorbets.
The trucks offer many different locally sourced beverages. Some of the tastiest and healthiest options include ginger lemonade or ginger soda, which are great for digestion. The cucumber-watermelon juice is sweet and cool and loaded with vitamins. They always offer several scrumptious taro-based fruit smoothies.
If you are looking for an out of the ordinary tour on your trip to Kauai, Hanalei Taro & Juice Co offers tours of rice mills and taro farms. You can just ask the worker at the cart about reservations.
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