Type Pudding
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Region or state Hawaii
Main ingredients Taro corms, coconut meat or coconut milk
Cookbook: Kulolo  Media: Kulolo

Kulolo is a Hawaiian dessert made primarily with baked or steamed grated taro corms and either with grated coconut meat or coconut milk. Considered a pudding, kulolo has a solid consistency like fudge and is often served cut into squares. Its consistency is also described as chewy and lumpy like tapioca, and tastes similar to caramel.[1][2]

Traditional kulolo recipes call for wrapping the mixture in ti leaves and baking it in an imu (underground oven) for 6 to 8 hours. Modern recipes call for placing the mixture in a baking pan, covering it with aluminum foil, and baking in a standard oven for about 1–2 hours.[3]

See also


  1. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
  2. Elbert, Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. (1986). Hawaiian dictionary : Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian (Rev. and enl. ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0824807030.
  3. Catherine Kekoa Enomoto - By Request

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