A few months ago at a block party, Francis (our neighbor across Kaamooloa Rd) mentioned that
he had an imu. Everyone thought it'd be great to do a block party and have kalua pork.
So the plan went into action. This isn't just a throw the pig into the ground deal, it takes
a lot of planning and work.
A group of the guys, under Francis' watchful eye and guidance, worked the whole day before getting
everything ready. Ed, Jason and Jack tore up banana leaves and stalks, cut ti leaves, moved rocks,
prepared the pig and finally got the pig started cooking.
This isn't really cooking over direct heat, it's actually steaming the meat using
the moist banana as the fuel. A fire is built first, then the rocks, leaves, stalks and finally the
pig (wrapped in chicken wire), covered with more leaves, burlap bags, a plastic
tarp and left to cook for hours.