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Poi mochi, which is made from pounding and frying the root of a taro plant. Taro is a tropical Asian plant and is a staple in food in the Pacific.
This weekend, Tempe Beach Park is filled with food, music, dancing, and jewelry celebrating the cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Arizona Aloha Festival.
Marking its 20th anniversary, there was no shortage of good food, refreshing sweets, and long lines at the event Saturday. Read the full recap of Arizona Aloha Festival 2014 here.
Photos by Natalie Miranda
Published on March 9, 2014