Chinese-ovens_Jan2016

The Mai-Kai smokes its meats over wood in brick Chinese ovens, which were once a staple at mid-century Polynesian restaurants but are now extremely rare. The heat is sucked up through the vents above, almost like an old-school convection oven. The ovens were not damaged and will be moved to a new location when a new kitchen is built. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, January 2016)

The Mai-Kai smokes its meats over wood in brick Chinese ovens, which were once a staple at mid-century Polynesian restaurants but are now extremely rare. The heat is sucked up through the vents above, almost like an old-school convection oven. The ovens were not damaged and will be moved to a new location when a new kitchen is built. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, January 2016)

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