Ube Ice Cream and Shake

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.

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Sweet Liliko’i (Passion Fruit) Bars

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Lilikoi (passion fruit) bars are a very simple and easy dessert to make! The lilikoi’s sweet and tangy taste really brings out it’s flavors in this lovely treat. Along with the sweet custard is a crisp shortbread crust making these bars even more divine. Give this recipe a try and get ready to impress your ohana and friends.

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Hawaiian-Style Boiled Peanuts

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!

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Banana Lumpia (Turon) Recipe

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Banana Lumpia is another sweet treat that was brought to Hawaii from the Philippines. It is very simple to make this but it is probably one of my most favorite treats to eat. This treat is basically a banana rolled in brown sugar, dusted with cinnamon, and wrapped tightly in a spring roll to be fried until it is golden brown.

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How to Make Crispy Vinha D’Alhos

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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.

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