Braddah Timmy, head chef at Holopono, is originally from Maui and founded his food truck to bring some traditional Hawaiian eats straight to the San Jose, CA area. Holopono translates to “to move with righteousness” and is derived from the Hawaiian word “pono.” In Hawaii, pono is a way of life. It means living with respect for the planet and all people and attempting to make the world a better place. Given Hawaii is home to a diverse mix of cultures, sharing one’s food became a way to share one’s culture and foster a deeper understanding of others. At Holopono, you aren’t just invited to sample Hawaiian cuisine. You’re invited to develop a more nuanced understanding of Hawaiian culture and history.
What’s on the menu? You’ll find all the traditional foods from pupas to marinated meats to poke. Planning an event? Opt for some Hawaiian-style tacos for an innovative take on the taco bar. If you really want to dive deep into Hawaiian culture, sample some plate lunches stacked with rice, salad, and marinated meats. These types of lunches harken to Hawaiian history and culture as, during the late 1800s sugar rush, immigrants all came together on the island and frequently dined together mid-afternoon and sampled traditional cuisines from one another’s home countries. If you’re looking for a unique caterer, book with Holopono Food Truck. Parties should be a time to come together and learn more about one another. Holopono can both provide great food and foster that spirit of community.
Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice - A delicious sweet-and-savory medley of fried rice tossed with chunks of pineapple.