Ulu, also known as breadfruit, is an aromatic, starchy fruit a lot like a potato. It is indigenous to the South Pacific and grows well throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Ulu is a Polynesian staple and has played an important role in providing Hawaiians with nutritional sustenance for centuries.
Featured Bowl: Backyard Ulu
We named this bowl "Backyard Ulu" because Chef Bonita Lao fell in love with breadfruit when she planted one in her own back yard and has been using it in her creative dishes ever since.
Breadfruit is one of the highest yielding fruit trees in the world. A mature tree can yield up to 200 or more fruits per year. It can be fried, baked, steamed or mashed. We love it steamed for that sweet and savory “chew” we all crave. Our featured “Backyard Ulu” bowl highlights the subtly sweet flavors of the fruit by combining pairing it with the savory flavors of local Ahi tuna, avocado mousse and hearty brown rice.