Kaukau is the Pidgin slang word for food or to eat. These are the kinds of places where the locals have their grindz, food that 'broke da mouth' without breaking the budget. Homes of the 'plate lunch' with two scoops of rice, da kine gravy and a variety of meats from Spam to tube steak to ribs. I've walked out of some with weighty styrofoam trays packed full for under $10 and most don't have seating or if they do, maybe only three tables. Others have a major specialty and drinks.