Lau Lau Recipe: Hawaiian Pork and Taro Packets (laulau)

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May. 10, 2011

Laulau is an insanely delicious Hawaiian food made from pork, black cod and taro leaves. They are wrapped in ti leaves and steamed until tender. When I was in Hawaii, this was one of my favorite foods.This is an awesome recipe with simple preparation and a fun presentation. Broke da mouth dis one! Thanks for watching.


Taro leaves/Spinach leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm) (The stems are cut into 1 1/2
Black cod 2 Cup (32 tbs) , cut into bite size pieces
Pork belly 2 Cup (32 tbs) , cut into bite size pieces



1. Take four of the taro leaves, place 2 pieces of pork, a piece of fish and few of the boiled taro stems. Roll up the leaves and pack it in a banana leaf and tie it up neatly with a string.

2. Once the leaf packets are assembled, put them in a steamer and cook them for about 3 hours.


3. Serve them by opening the leaf packets while they are warm. They can be served with macaroni salad or rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240Calories from Fat 153

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 93 mg3.88%

Total Carbohydrates %

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet