Manapua is one of Hawaii’s local favorite dish. Bite into the soft bread to discover the delicious and flavorful middle. You’ll learn how to make this complex and yummy treat by simply following these steps. It’s definitely worth it!
Ube is a sweet purple yam that comes from the Philippines and many other parts of the Asian region. It has a hint of coconut and vanilla-like taste making it the perfect flavor for a vibrant purple ice cream or shake. Follow this recipe for a copycat version to Maui’s local restaurant Cupie’s Ube Shake.
Hurricane popcorn is one of those local snacks to bring back for family or friends who live elsewhere from the islands of Hawaii. This is a great recipe to use if you are craving that delicious savory popcorn unique to Hawaii.
Chinese Cake Noodles is an addictive dish with crispy noodles smothered in a thick savory sauce with fried local vegetables. It has been on the menus of many local Chinese restaurants and is always a must have when eating with the ohana.
Boiled peanuts have become an easy and ono treat that locals love to snack on. You’ll see these snacks served as pupus or at aunty’s house in a bowl ready to be eaten as you enjoy the company of family. Boiled peanuts are usually sold in Chinatown in clear plastic bags. If you are craving these local snacks, the recipe is very simple to make!
Learn how to make beef broccoli, an onolicious-local-favorite dish. Beef broccoli may not seem like a local dish to Hawaii, but it is pretty common in plate lunches and a favorite dish to have with the family. Learn some tips and tricks on how to tenderize the meat through a Chinese secret. It will definitely be a tender meat that’ll melt in your mouth!
Learn how to cook one of Hawaii’s most craved for dish, Oxtail Soup. Hawaiian style oxtail soup received its inspiration from the Chinese. It is a simple recipe but does take time to cook this aromatic and onolicious dish.
Hawaiian style mac salad is a must-have side dish. It is the perfect side dish to balance out any heavy main dishes like kalbi, chicken katsu, teriyaki chicken, etc. There are many different variations to the mac salad that interchange different ingredients such as potatoes, imitation crab, tuna, etc.
Meat Jun is a popular Korean dish eaten in Hawaii. I remember eating Meat Jun from Yummy’s Korean BBQ. It has a sweet and savory taste that always takes me back home. Thinly sliced beef is the most common type of meat used for Meat Jun, but for this recipe, you’ll also learn how to make Meat Jun with chicken and fish.
Garlic Furikake Chicken is a crispy deep fried chicken dipped in a garlicy-shoyu based sauce. Garnished on top is the furikake seasoning that a lot of locals like to top on their rice. Learn how to make furikake chicken from scratch; from the chicken brine to the frying and making the dipping sauce.