(In Hawaii) an underground oven in which meat and vegetables are cooked, traditionally by means of heated stones covered with vegetation: kalua pig is usually the centerpiece of a Hawaiian luau, where it is cooked in an imu
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- The taro was baked in an earth oven (an imu), then pounded with a stone pounder on a large wooden poi board.
- But why quibble at a portrait so endowed with the "aloha spirit," for everyone is bright eyed and smiling, including the pig fresh from the imu.
- On ceremonial occasions, there would be luaus at which largely Hawaiian food was served: poi, of course, and dried fish and shrimp, kalua pig baked in the imu, and a dessert made of coconut milk thickened with Polynesian arrowroot.
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