At any Hawaiian luau, kalua pork will always be there. Learn how to make kalua pork using a crock pot or slowcooker. This is such a simple recipe that any beginner cook or chef could do it.
Learn how to make the most delicious crispy wontons (gau gee) ever. Hawaii has also been influenced by the Chinese culture and thus wontons has become adopted to Hawaii’s food culture. It’s a common appetizer found in most local potlucks, restaurants, and Chinese restaurants. Try out this delightful crunchy snack.
Learn how to make Butter Mochi! A Japanese inspired dessert with a Hawaiian local twist. It’s a sweet and chewy treat that can be served for dessert.
Learn how to make this ‘ono Chicken Long Rice! Usually found at a luau as a side dish. It’s a savory and simple dish to make for dinner and any special occasion.
Try out Pani Popo or Samoan Sweet Coconut Rolls. Pani Popo comes from Samoa and has been adopted to part of Hawaii’s food. It’s a sweet and gooey treat that anyone will go nuts for.
Learn how to make sweet homemade Malasadas! Similar to Leonard’s Bakery, these Malasadas will taste so delicious that you will keep coming back for more.
Make your very own local style Chow Fun. It’s a very simple and easy recipe to follow. Chow fun is popular at potlucks, family parties, and plate lunches. Use any leftover veggies or meat and add it to this dish to make your own version of Chow Fun.
Learn how to make Saimin! A classic dish that is loved by the locals in Hawaii. It’s so popular that even the local McDonalds sell Saimin as part of their menu. I’ll be showing how to make the broth (**BONUS** It has no MSG in it!) and what kind of toppings to go with this ono dish. Grab a duck spoon and chopsticks and get ready to dig into this one of a kind treat!
A refreshing side dish made up of tomatoes, onions, green onions, and salmon. Lomi salmon is usually eaten at most luaus or served in a small plastic bowl in a plate lunch. It is simple and healthy.
Char Siu is widely recognized for its bright red color meat. It has a slight sweet taste with a hint of a unique spiciness. Char siu is used most commonly throughout the islands as a meat garnish.