Summarized by Rosemary Pollock
Little Grass Shack owners have a little bit of everything
Provo UT Daily Herald 27Jul99 L4
By Karen Hoag: The Daily Herald
PROVO -- If you are hungry for Lupulu, kumala, otai or kalua pig you can go to
the Polynesian Islands or the "Little Grass Shack", located at 1218 N.
900 East, Provo, Utah. Hinemoa Soakai and her husband, Norman, opened
the authentic restaurant when they retired and moved from Ogden. Hoping
to attract "anyone who loves to try different things," Hinemoa invites
"It just gets bigger," she said. Hinemoa shares the kitchen with her
"Sidekick" American mother Virginia Knickerbocker Coleman. The menu
offers otai, a refreshing fruit drink you eat with a spoon. The Grass
Shack also has curried chicken, chop suey, teriyaki beef, yams and taro.
Lupulu is pork or beef with spinach, onion, tomato and coconut served
on a banana leaf.
The Soakai's are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. They have four children and one grandchild. The "Grass Shack"
is open Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you want to
taste a lttle bit of everything, Hinemoa recommends you order, "The Big