Hawaiian haystack

A Hawaiian haystack (also known as a "chicken sundae") is a type of haystack. It is a convenience cuisine dish composed of a rice base and several toppings. It is prepared by topping rice with toppings such as chicken, chicken gravy, diced pineapple, diced tomatoes, Chinese noodles, cheese, and celery.[1] Traditionally, each topping is prepared in its own dish and presented buffet-style, then added on top of the rice as desired.

It is popular in the Western United States both as a school lunch and as a quick, customizable meal for family dinners.


The dish did not originate in Hawaii, but derives its name from the Hawaiian character of coconut, a staple ingredient.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 Mariani, John F. (2014). "Hawaiian haystack". Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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