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.
Local Custard Pie is sold in a lot of Hawaii’s local bakeries like Leonard’s, Lee’s, and Napolean’s Bakery. Custard pie has a silky smooth texture with a light touch of sweetness.
Dry Mein, or sometimes called Dry Noodles, originated from Maui’s local restaurant, Sam Sato’s. The noodles are tossed with a shoyu-oyster sauce and garnished with local garnishes like charsiu, green onions, and bean sprouts. Served on the side is a chicken flavored broth. The “dry” part of the name refers to the noodles being served without the broth compared to the traditional ramen. Instead the broth is served in a separate bowl so you can dip the noodles to your liking.