There are many different names for this sweet simple dish like kankanin, or bibingka. But the most common name is Biko. It takes time, effort, and a little love to make this sweet sticky rice treat. A beloved childhood dish to remind us all of those sweet Filipino aunties who loved us in Hawaii nei!
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.
Learn how to make Chi Chi Dango, a light-sweet, soft, and chewy treat. This treat was brought to Hawaii from Japan and was adopted to the island’s culture. It’s usually eaten on Girl’s Day, which is celebrated on March 3rd.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Andagi is a sweet treat eaten during the Okinawan Festivals held on Hawaii. It is deep fried similarly to a classic doughnut. It has a crunchy golden brown exterior with a sweet and cake-like texture inside. Traditionally the andagi is made by hand dropping it in the oil, creating unique shapes and sometimes leaving that coveted tail.
Learn how to make homemade Guava Chiffon Cake from making the cake’s batter from scratch to the sweet and tangy guava glaze. This cake has been Hawaii’s favorite dessert for a while. It is usually sold in local bakeries and served at many party events.