Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii

1/29/09

Of Once-Used Imus

This structure is the Imu once used by the Renaissance Resort and now overgrown from disuse.

An Imu is "a Hawaiian "underground oven" used for cooking. Fire is used to heat riverbed rocks which are covered with banana tree stumps to create steam. Food is wrapped with heat resistant banana leaves & Ti leaves then covered with earth and sand. Left to cook underground, temperatures can reach over 450 degrees, and the surrounding area can be extremely hot."

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3 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Is it slowly sinking into the ground?

January 29, 2009  
Blogger Kuanyin Moi said...

No, Abraham. It's not sinking.

January 29, 2009  
Blogger Sally said...

Someone will mistake it for an ancient site soon.
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