This is a classic local dish from the Territorial period in Hawaiian culinary history. It is a dish that would typically be served at a luau. It is best made with fresh pineapples. We recommend using our medium sweet gold variety.
Kama'aina Pineapple Spareribs
These local style spareribs are hot and tasty. You will have plenty of extra sauce to serve over rice. This goes well with fresh poke.
What does Kama’aina Mean? The direct translation is “child of the land,” a combination of the words “kama”, meaning “child”, and “ʻāina”, meaning ‘land’. Nowadays, the word “kamaʻaina” refers to Hawaiʻi residents regardless of their racial background, as opposed to “kanaka” which means a person of native Hawaiian ancestry.
You might hear the word kama’aina used to refer to a discount offered to local residents.