Huli is a Hawaiian word that means to "flip over" or "capsize". Often used in Hawaiian outrigger canoeing terms when the canoe is turned over while paddling and/or sailing. Today, the term Huli is also used to describe a very popular style of barbecued chicken. The Huli Huli Chicken!
The chicken is first seasoned with a dry-rub of secret spices. Then, the bird is cooked over kiawe wood coals. Kiawe is a local hardwood (originally from Brazil) similar to mesquite, and is responsible for giving the Huli Huli chicken it's unique flavor. The huli huli chicken is served as a whole bird or half-bird plate and the Private Tours Hawaii top choice side item is Ray's pineapple cole slaw. The Huli Huli Chicken is a famous local fare that is a must try while visiting the Hawaiian Islands.
Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken is one of the best Huli Huli chicken stops on the North Shore of Oahu. Ray's is located in Haleiwa town, between Kua 'Aina Burger and Malama Market.