Memphis Barbecue is about pig, either ribs or shoulders. The pork is usually slow grilled in a pit. If ribs are the meat of choice, then the pork is either cooked dry or wet. What that means is that if cooked dry, it will be covered with a dry rub of salt and other spices. There is no sauce added. If it is cooked wet, it will be brushed with sauce before, during, and after grilling.
Nothing is more unique and iconic than Hawaiian Barbecue. If you have had it, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, you probably wouldn’t recognize it as Barbecue.
To understand what the Hawaiian locals call “the plate lunch,” you have to know the multicultural community known as the State of Hawaii. It is a region consisting of both indigenous Hawaiians, mainland Americans, and Asians. From Poki to Katsu Chicken to Cheese Burgers, Hawaiian Barbecue represents a wide landscape of cultures.