Manapua refers to one of Hawaii's popular snacks. Manapua is a steamed bun filled with Chinese barbecued pork; saimin, a Japanese noodle soup; Malassadas, Portuguese sugared donuts, and Pipikaula, Hawaiian-style jerked beef and other savory fillings. Moreover, Manapua is bready, doughy sphere filled with tasty fillings of sweetened pork or sweet beans. In the early days, a vendor, usually a Chinese man called "Manapua Man" would make his rounds with bamboo containers balanced on a rod over his shoulders selling Manapua. White or Whole-wheat Manapua of today, still contains containing chicken, vegetables, curry, and other savory fillings.

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