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Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

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Author: Kathy YL Chan

Saimin

This is a quick, easy, and onolicious saimin recipe that you can make at home! It's made with a chicken and dashi broth, saimin noodles (substitute ramen noodles if you can't find saimin noodles),...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaii's Famous Oxtail Soup

Hawaii's oxtail soup is nourishing and soothing. Tender oxtails are slow cooked in a savory broth of with ginger and good spices like star anise and bay leaves. We always eat oxtail soup with a big...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken is a popular local Hawaii dish that is found at many restaurants in Hawaii. It is also easy to make at home with basic pantry ingredients. It's a simple, comforting meal.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Lomi Lomi Salmon is a classic Hawaiian side dish (made from salted salmon, tomatoes, onions, and green onions). It's a must-have for any proper Hawaiian meal or luau!

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Okinawan Shoyu Pork

Okinawan Shoyu Pork is the local Hawaii version of Okinawan dish called Rafute. It's basically braised pork belly! This dish is saucy, sweet (thanks to mirin and brown sugar) and savory (hello, soy...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Misoyaki Butterfish

Misoyaki Butterfish is a classic Hawaii recipe (you can even buy it at Costco Hawaii!) It's call butterfish, because the texture is rich and buttery. Just marinate black cod fillets in this miso marinade,...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Fried Saimin

Fried saimin is saimin (Hawaii's signature noodle soup dish), but without the soup! It's easy to make. You just need noodles and toppings like Spam, kamaboko (fish cake), carrots, eggs, and green...

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Mac Salad (also called Macaroni Salad or Hawaiian Macaroni Salad) is a popular side dish in Hawaii. This is a classic version that is easy to make with pantry staples. It is onolicious and endlessly adaptable....

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Li Hing Pickled Mango

The pickled mango in Hawaii is extra good because we add li hing mui! It's tart and sweet, and makes good use of all the wonderful local mangoes on the island. Enjoy the mangoes chilled, straight...

Author: Kathy Chan

Beef Teriyaki Sticks

Beef Teriyaki Sticks is a very popular Hawaii dish. Super flavorful and easy to make. Locals call it, "teri beef sticks." These hot and juicy skewers are often served as a side dish to accompany a comforting...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce

There is regular teriyaki sauce, and then there is Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce (which is also called Hawaii-Style Teriyaki Sauce and Local Teriyaki Sauce). This Hawaii version is super easy to make, all you...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

3 Ingredient Kalua Pork (Instant Pot or Oven)

Kalua pork (also called kalua pig) is a popular Hawaiian dish you can easily make at home in the oven or with an Instant Pot (or any pressure cooker). 3 ingredients, super easy! Cook, shred, and eat with...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Furikake Chex Mix

Furikake Chex Mix is a fun and easy Hawaii snack that we love to make and share with family and friends.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Local Style Chow Fun

Local-Style Chow Fun is a must-try when visiting Hawaii! If you can't make it to Hawaii, replicate this popular dish at home. It's packed with vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce,...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Rainbow Jello

Rainbow Jello is a local dessert that many of us grew up eating in Hawaii! Popular at family gatherings and potluck parties and sold at many markets and delis, Rainbow Jello is loved by all! It is fun...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Furikake Salmon

Furikake Salmon is a "very Hawaii" dish that we often make at home. It's an easy dish that looks fancy and can be served many ways. We usually eat it over rice, or as DIY sushi hand rolls.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts

Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts are a local treat we all grew up eating in Hawaii. It's easy to eat and even easier to make! Perfect for snacks and sharing.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Simmered Kabocha Squash

Savory and comforting, this simmered kabocha squash side dish is easy to prepare and so onolicious.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Edamame Rice

A seasoned rice dish with edamame, ochazuke wakame (a type of furikake), and nametake (seasoned mushrooms). Flavorful and delicious! Eat plain as a simple meal, or replace your regular bowl of rice with...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Lau Lau

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Somen Salad

Somen salad is extra refreshing on warm days. It's a chilled noodle dish with toppings (like fish cake, cucumbers, carrots, egg), and a flavorful sauce poured all over the noodles. Great to make ahead...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Korean Bean Sprouts

Korean Bean Sprouts (Kongnamul Muchim) is a popular side dish found at all the Korean plate lunch spots and restaurants in Hawaii! It's healthy and simple to make. Enjoy warm or at room temperature....

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Plantation Iced Tea

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Pineapple Tarts

These mouthwatering mini Pineapple Tarts are perfect for Summer BBQs, potlucks, and garden parties.

Author: Marcie Cheung

Nuoc Cham / Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce)

This is a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce made from fish sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and chili pepper (optional). Sweet, sour, and savory. We use this sauce for everything from spring rolls,...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Mochi Pancakes Recipe

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Author: Marcie Cheung

Garlic and Ginger Green Beans

This easy green bean stir fry with garlic and ginger is healthy and delicious! Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of ginger and garlic to your liking. Crisp and savory, perfect with rice.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Kamaboko Dip

A fun appetizer dip to share! Made from kamaboko (fish cake), cream cheese, and mayo, this dip features many popular pantry items. Ritz crackers are the traditional pairing, but feel free to use any chip...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Tuna Rice

A simple but oh so tasty meal of tuna rice! Just mix canned tuna with Kewpie mayonnaise (a Japanese mayo that is delicious!) and a bit of black pepper. Spoon over rice, eat and enjoy ^_^

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Boiled Okra

A 10-minute appetizer! Simple and fresh. Boil okra and dip in soy sauce and wasabi. Wonderful served hot or cold. A delicious and healthy snack.

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Garlic Noodles

We love garlic noodles. Made in collaboration with Outer Orbit, this dish features yakisoba noodles with lots of garlic and butter. We season it with soy sauce, mirin, and Maggi. Plus the "secret" ingredient...parmesan!...

Author: Onolicious Hawaii

Chinese Sausage (Lap Cheong) and Rice

This easiest meal ever! Combine rice and Chinese sausage in a rice cooker and hit the 'cook' button. The sausage and rice will be done at the same time (and the flavors/juices from the sausage...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Banana Tapioca (Che Chuoi)

Che Chuoi is a popular Vietnamese dessert made from bananas, tapioca pearls, and coconut milk. It's wonderful served hot and even better chilled. Easy to make and dairy-free ^_^

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Teriyaki Burger

We call Teriyaki Burgers, "Teri Burgers" in Hawaii! You can find them on the menu at many local restaurants, and they are also fun and easy to make at home! We mix homemade teriyaki sauce into the beef...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Mango Lime Curd

This delicious Mango Lime Curd is perfect on scones, French Toast, and as a cake filling.

Author: Marcie Cheung

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Recipe

This Hawaiian style garlic shrimp recipe is sure to be a hit with your whole family!

Author: Marcie Cheung

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice with Spam

This Hawaiian fried rice is incredibly delicious and a total crowd favorite! Made with juicy pineapples, spam meat and just the perfect amount of soy sauce and it's spices it's a fun twist to the traditional...

Author: Marcie Cheung

Thit Kho (Vietnamese Braised Pork and Egg)

Thit Kho is a popular Vietnamese dish of braised pork and eggs. It's slowly braised in a homemade caramel syrup (easy to make), coconut water and fish sauce. Those three flavors make a magical combination....

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Furikake Animal Crackers

You know about Furikake Chex Mix but have you heard about Furikake Animal Crackers? It's also a popular Hawaii snack! Similar concept, but with animal crackers in place of chex mix. Furikake Animal...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Hawaiian Spam Musubi Recipe Without Mold

One of the most popular Hawaiian snacks is Spam Musubi. It's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a dinner appetizer. It's the ultimate salty (and slightly sweet) meal on the go!

Author: Marcie Cheung

Sesame Spinach

Spinach, simply blanched and then topped with a savory sesame sauce that features sesame in three forms. Toss and mix, then it's ready to eat! This is a great spinach side dish that can be prepared...

Author: Kathy YL Chan

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

This Hawaiian-style Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa recipe has layers of fresh ingredients topped with a Cilantro Cream Sauce and is ready in just 30 minutes!

Author: Marcie Cheung

Pork Tofu Casserole (Taiwan Mushi)

The comforting pork and tofu casserole is a local Hawaii favorite, layering tofu with a mixture of ground pork, mushrooms, onions, and water chestnuts. It's topped with eggs and green onions. Bake...

Author: Onolicious Hawaii

Tako Poke

Tako Poke (aka Octopus Poke) is a classic Hawaiian dish that you can find at many poke shops and supermarkets in Hawaii. We love it chilled and served as snack and or paired with rice to make a wonderful...

Author: Onolicious Hawaii