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Entry from December 23, 2018
Hawaii Five-O (Chinese dish)

Hawaii Five-O was an American police procedural drama series that aired from 1968 to 1980. The series was revived in 2010.

The Chinese dish of “Hawaii Five-O” (often called “Hawaii Four-O” to avoid confusion) contains varying ingredients, but usually chicken, pork, beef, shrimp and/or crab meat or scallops. “Hawaii Five-O: chunks of lobster, loin of pork, filet mignon, jumbo shrimp and breast of chicken sauteed with Polynesian vegetables and served with a flaming rum sauce” was printed in The Record (Hackensack, NJ) on January 31, 1975. “HAWAII 5-0 Sliced Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, Pork, Mushrooms, Water Chestnut and Chinese Green & Snow Pea Pods” was printed in the Anderson (IN) Herald on December 30, 1976.

“Hawaii Five O, a combination of shrimp, pork, chicken, beef and scallops in a light sauce” was printed in The Sunday Times (Trenton, NJ) on July 18, 1982. “‘Hawaii Five 0,’ a combination of scallops, chicken, steak, fresh shrimp and roast pork, sauteed with vegetables and a touch of the chef’s special sauce” was printed in the Orlando (FL) Sentinel on May 10, 1985. “I suppose anyone who orders a dish called Hawaii Five-O ($11.95) deserves whatever he gets, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to try a dish from the Polynesian menu. I expected pineapple and little paper umbrellas. What I got was a sautee of lobster, scallops, beef and pork with assorted vegetables in a brown gravy” was printed in Minneapolis (MN) Star and Tribune on January 16, 1986.

Similar Chinese combination dishes include “Double Wonders,” “Dragon and Phoenix,” “Three Musketeers,” “Triple Crown,” “Triple Delight,” “Triple Harvest,” “Four Precious Jewels,” “Four Seasons,” “Happy Family” and “Happy Together.”


Wikipedia: Hawaii-Five-O (1968 TV series)
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. At the airing of its last episode it was the longest-running police drama in American television history.

Answers.com
What is Chinese food called Hawaii five o?
Diced chicken & roast pork, shrimp, scallops, crab meat sauteed with mixed vegetables in brown sauce.
(...)
What is Chinese food called four seasons?
Four Seasons is a Chinese dish consisting of shrimp, pork, chicken, beef, broccoli, carrots, and water chesnuts in a traditional Chinese brown sauce.

31 January 1975, The Record (Hackensack, NJ), “Rich flavor at Horizon East” by Mark Howat, pg. A-21, col. 5:
(Horizon East on Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee.—ed.)
There are no less than 46 Polynesian specialties, running from a low of $4.95 (...) to a high of $8.50 (Hawaii Five-O: chunks of lobster, loin of pork, filet mignon, jumbo shrimp and breast of chicken sauteed with Polynesian vegetables and served with a flaming rum sauce).

30 April 1975, The Post (Paramus, NJ), “From My Perch” by Dean Trencher, pg. 23, col. 4:
(Horizon East on Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee.—ed.)
... or Hawaii Five “O” (also $8.50), chunks of fresh lobster, juicy filet mignon, breast of chicken, loin of pork, and jumbo shrimp, sauteed with Polynesian vegetables, served with flaming rum sauce.

30 December 1976, Anderson (IN) Herald, pg. 16, col. 7 ad:
HAWAII 5-0
Sliced Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, Pork, Mushrooms, Water Chestnut and Chinese Green & Snow Pea Pods
$6.50
(Kowloon Restaurant & Lounge.—ed.)

2 July 1982, The Courier-News (Bridgewater, NJ), “Gold Garden offers a variety of Chinese takeout” by Ernest Jaeger, Strictly SOmerset sec., pg. 2, col. 3:
(Gold Garden, 44 South Main Street, Manville.—ed.)
... and Hawaii Five “O” which combines beef, chicken, roast pork and mixed vegetables, topped with jumbo shrimp ($8). 

18 July 1982, The Sunday Times (Trenton, NJ), “There aren’t any tongue-burning sauces at Hunan Kitchen” by Joan Belknap, The Magazine, pg. 3, col. 4:
(Hunan Kitchen, Clover Mall, Hamilton.—ed.)
... Hawaii Five O, a combination of shrimp, pork, chicken, beef and scallops in a light sauce served in a bird’s nest—fried noodles, I hope.

10 May 1985, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “China Star Prepares Meals to Diners’ Orders,” pg. 6:
In addition to a wide variety of poultry, beef, seafood and pork entrees, China Star offers specialty dinners like “Kingdoms of the Sea,” scallops, shrimp, lobster and fish combined with snow peas and other vegetables on a sizzling platter; “Hawaii Five 0,” a combination of scallops, chicken, steak, fresh shrimp and roast pork, sauteed with vegetables and a touch of the chef’s special sauce; ...

17 January 1986, Minneapolis (MN) Star and Tribune, “Dynasty has good Chinese choices for informed diner” by Jeremy Iggers, pg. 1C:
I suppose anyone who orders a dish called Hawaii Five-O ($11.95) deserves whatever he gets, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to try a dish from the Polynesian menu. I expected pineapple and little paper umbrellas. What I got was a sautee of lobster, scallops, beef and pork with assorted vegetables in a brown gravy. If the lobster and scallops had been tastier, the dish might have been satisfying, but both were flavorless. The Dynasty, second floor of Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall; 339-8255.

2 October 1986, Huntsville (AL) Times, pg. D-5, col. 5 ad:
This month’s specials include Hawaii 5-0, ...
(Hong Kong Seafood Chinese Restaurant.—ed.)

14 November 1986, The Times (Trenton, NJ), pg. D9, col. 4 ad:
(Hunan Kitchen, Clover Mall, Hamilton.—ed.)
... Hawaii Five O, a combination of shrimp, pork, chicken, beef and scallops in a light sauce served in a bird’s nest—fried noodles, I hope.

18 December 1987, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, Dining and Entertainment Guide, pg. 3-A, col. 1 ad:
Hawaii 5-0
(Jimmy & Mimi’s Tea Garden.—ed.)

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S26.  Hawaii Five “O”
Chicken, shrimp, roast pork, lobster, scallops & veg. w. brown sauce.
13.95 - on my chinese restaurant menu #h50
6:56 PM - 8 Jul 2011

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Hawaii 5-0, combo of chicken, pork, and shrimp sweet and sour.
7:07 PM - 14 Jan 2017

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The Hawaii Five O. Shrimp, crab, beef, and lots of delicious veggies 😋
#asianquisine #leanlife… https://www.instagram.com/p/BQCDPMZjC04/
9:05 PM - 2 Feb 2017

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Tuck Emswiler, retired cook, and active foodie
Answered Jan 16, 2018
What’s the “Four Seasons” dish on Chinese restaurant menus?
Four Seasons is one of a group of entrees on a Chinese menu that are just one recipe but with different meats. Triple delight usually has chicken, beef, and pork. Seafood Delight usually has shrimp, scallops, lobster, and crab. Four Seasons adds shrimp to the Triple Delight. Happy Family adds crab meat and scallops to the Four Seasons. I’ve also seen either 5 Stars over the moon and Hawaii 5-O that have 5 types of meat. They are then stir fried with brocolli, carrots, chestnuts, bamboo shoots, celery, and other veggies and then a sauce made to cover it.
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