When I moved to Oahu several years ago, I just loved the local food here. Living in the New England area of the east coast did not really allow me to eat good Asian food for a long time. I really didn’t care why I was eating rice and mac salad at the same time. It didn’t feel strange about eating pounds of chicken katsu without a single gram of vegetables… I also got very fond of poke and poi as well. Unfortunately, I did gain a few pounds, which means that I can’t fight in the lightweight any more… Some of you probably know exactly how I feel: Portuguese sausage in the morning, spam musubi for snack, chicken katsu for lunch, kalbi for dinner with some beer, and shave ice or mochi ice cream for dessert maybe?
Now you can watch out for yourself when you each local foods. A team at the UH is developing a website where you can check the nutritional facts of local foods. You can either type in or browse by the name of food and get its facts. You can also register and get your online dietary assessment as well. The website is www.hawaiifoods.hawaii.edu.
I know it is not the greatest feeling in the world reading the nutritional facts of your food, and it does piss me off when people tell me how bad my food can be. But hey, if you want to find out how healthy or unhealthy your diet is just out of your curiosity, go on line and check it out. Maybe it will help you start eating more healthy.