Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie is by far my favorite dessert! My Aunty brought this dessert one day for family dinner, and I practically ate it all. It’s a unique dessert with three layers of heaven. A crunchy shortbread crust, layered with Okinawan Sweet Potatoes, and topped with a Haupia layer.
Learn how to make 4 types of Spam Musubi! A local Hawaiian version to the Japanese musubi. Super simple but super yummy to eat! Pack a spam musubi with plastic wrap and take it with you anywhere for lunch, dinner, or snack! Great for a picnic, swim at the beach, or any hangout.
Chicken katsu is a popular Hawaiian local dish. It originated from Japan but eventually it became a beloved local favorite dish. You can find chicken katsu at local potlucks, plate lunches, L&L, and other local restaurants. If you’re craving chicken katsu, you can make your very own homemade chicken katsu with tonkatsu as its dipping sauce.
A hearty meal have on a cold day. It’s enough to feed a big family with some leftovers.
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.