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!
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.
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.
Learn how to make one of Hawaii’s most favorite dessert, Chantilly Cake. This chocolate cake is perfect to make for a special celebration like birthdays, weddings, etc. The frosting is based on evaporated milk and butter. To top off the cake, sprinkle on toasted macadamia nuts to give it that perfect touch!
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.
Learn how to make a homemade pineapple syrup that is perfect for a Hawaiian shave ice. In this video you’ll learn a little history about the Hawaiian shave ice, a small product perfect for family “shave ice nights”, and Harders Hawaii!
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.
Rice Cake is a chewy-sweet Chinese treat. Many memories are associated with Rice Cakes when growing up in the islands. Learn how to make your very own homemade Rice Cake to bring back those good ol’ memories.