Poi. What is it? Taro root all ground up and mixed with water to create a purple paste. That by the way really doesn't taste like anything. And the consistency is like Elmer's paste that my classmate stephanie liked to eat in kindergarten.
My first meal in Hawaii had in the menu a line that read "poi available upon request". So I requested it not really knowing what it was. I thought it was l going to be like porridge. It came in a little bowl I would use for salt. First I tasted it on the tip of my finger. No taste but essence of black licorice at the end. The bartender told me to dip my plantain in and then it really didn't have any taste but plantain. So. Poi? I say no
 


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