How to Make Crispy Vinha D’Alhos

vinha dalhos featured

Vinha D’Alhos (vee-nah dosh) is a Portuguese dish that is commonly eaten during the holiday season. The Portuguese came to Hawaii during the plantation era. They brought many traditions including this onolicious dish, Vinha D’alhos. It is similar to an adobo dish but has more spices to add a seasonal flavor to it. It has a nice tangy and savory kick that makes it go well with Portuguese sweet bread or rice.

Continue Reading

How to Make Hawaiian Local Style – Fried Rice

Fried Rice featured

Fried rice is a great local dish to make if you have a lot of leftover ingredients. Since rice is pretty much a staple in Hawaii, guarantee there will be leftover rice. So, put that rice together with veggies of your choice and any leftover meat, and now you have fried rice! You know it’s local fried rice if you either have spam, lup cheon, char siu, shrimp, chicken, beef, or Portuguese sausage. I also heard that bacon is great for this dish too!

Continue Reading

A Classic Loco Moco

Loco Moco Feature

One of Hawaii’s classic dish is loco moco. Everyone and their dog has come across this simple and filling dish. Basically it is rice, hamburger patty, gravy, and an egg. Boom! Right there is your classic loco moco. Although it is an easy dish, this will leave anyone happy with a full stomach.

Continue Reading

Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is a popular Hawaiian local dish. It originated from Japan but eventually it became a beloved local favorite dish. You can find chicken katsu at local potlucks, plate lunches, L&L, and other local restaurants. If you’re craving chicken katsu, you can make your very own homemade chicken katsu with tonkatsu as its dipping sauce.

Continue Reading