According to NationalDayCalendar.com, today, June 4th is National Cheese Day. Not to be confused with National Cheese Lovers Day, which falls on January 20th. Which is all A-OK with me, as I personally LOVE CHEESE!
In light of that, The Tasty Island Honolulu Food Blog hereby proclaims today, June 4th, Hawaii State “Flying Saucer” Day. Yay!
There aren’t many (if any) iconic local dishes in Hawaii that are “cheese-centric”. The closest that is certainly unique to the islands — particular the Garden Isle of Kauai and Maui — is the “Flying Saucer”, a.k.a. “UFO”. Both of which are sometimes also interchangeably used to nickname Kauai’s also unique Goteborg Musubi.
A “Flying Saucer” is essentially two pieces of sandwich bread, filled with a “Sloppy Joe” type of mixture (seasoned tomato sauce and ground beef), along with cheese, that is then grill-pressed over an open fire until heated through, all melted ‘n toasty in a special contraption called a Toas-Tite…
You’ll usually find “Flying Saucers” at community fairs and mom ‘n pop stores around the island of Kauai.
So on June 4th, Hawaii State Flying Saucer Day, book a flight on Hawaiian Airlines to Kauai or Maui, and get yourself an ooey-gooey melted cheese sloppy joe “Flying Saucer”!
According to NationalDayCalendar.com, today, June 4th is also:
Ooh! Cognac! Godfather of Brandy, used for making some mighty tasty Shoyu Steak Au Poivre!