Ace Hardware to carry famous pig roasting box on the Big Island & Kauai

 

la caja china luau roast

Hosting a luau for friends and family to celebrate the warm sun and bloom is a great way to kick off the summer season. Fresh fruit, vivid leis and soft ukulele music are great to have, but no luau is complete without some delicious roasted pork. La Caja China roasting boxes are perfect for any size luau and make incredible pork in half the time. But in order to properly cook your meat and savor the taste, you must first understand the history of the traditional Hawaiian luau.

 

The traditional Hawaiian luau was actually the result of a major cultural change made in Hawaii almost 200 years ago. In ancient Hawaii, men and women were separated at meals and not allowed to enjoy delicacies reserved only for royalty, such as bananas and pork. However, in 1819, King Kamehameha II removed all religious law practiced in the islands, therefore allowing men and women to eat meals together. Quiet dinners became group gatherings and then became large celebrations, which eventually led to the lū‘au.
Today’s luaus are vibrant, colorful and filled with the aroma of sweet pork and fresh fruit. Although traditional luaus cook the whole pig in a hole in the sand, our BBQ box allows it to be cooked above ground, which is more convenient and easier for cleanup. With resting coals on top and an insulated aluminum-lined box, the heat is retained inside so that the pig cooks thoroughly without losing any juices. The flavors are locked in, the skin is crispy and golden and the meat is succulent.  Luau food is usually served buffet style, however, some guests can hardly wait as they line up at the front of our pig roaster, also known as a Cajun microwave. Long grain rice, Hawaiian sweet potatoes and haupia, a Hawaiian coconut milk-based dessert, are also great side additions to the party.

 

Although the side dishes are important, there is nothing more vital to a luau than a juicy, roasted pig. The La Caja China pig roasting box is the perfect way to evenly and professionally cook pork right in your backyard or on a sandy beach. And we are excited to announce that we are now officially available at eight different Ace Hardware locations in Hawaii! We wanted to share our pork roasting secrets and make our product more accessible to our customers, even those over four thousand miles away from our Miami, Florida, headquarters.

 

La Caja China created the roasting box in 1985 when we needed a faster way to cook pork. After working tirelessly to find the perfect cooking method, our roasting box is able to cook between 18-200 pounds of meat in about four hours! All you need now is some friends to dig in with you! Visit a participating Ace Hardware store and make La Caja China a part of your next Hawaiian luau.

 

KEAAU ACE HARDWARE #11739-R
Keaau Town Center
Keaau, Hawaii 96749
966-7170
966-7444

 

HILO ACE HARDWARE #11718-H
660 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii  96720
961-3741
CAPTAIN COOK ACE HARDWARE #11732-V
Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704
323-2655

 

RANCHO ACE #14114-B
Ocean View, Hawaii 96737
929-7315

 

KAPAA ACE HARDWARE #11737-U
1105 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
822-7751

 

KAMUELA ACE/BEN FRANKLIN #11744-W (5603)
67-1149 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
885-6059

 

KAUAI ACE/BEN FRANKLIN #11735- J (9736)
4100 Rice Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
245-4091

 

KONA ACE HARDARE #11742-T
74-5500 Kaiwi Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
329-2981