Gravy, sauce, dressing, soup, broth
Yes, gravy. Of course kai also means sea or sea water but I didn't want to "water" down the focus on FOOD! Kai, or gravy, because it always has a nice salty taste to it, is referred to as kai. And nothing goes better on pelehū or pua'a hame or palaoa that has been puhi 'ia than kai.
'Ono loa ke kai ma luna o ka 'i'o pelehū - Gravy is very delicious on top of the turkey.
Loa'a ke kai no ka lau'ai? - Is there dressing for the green salad?