hawaiian cuisine

The cuisine of Hawaii incorporates five distinct styles of food, reflecting the diverse food history of settlement and immigration in the Hawaiian Islands. In
The cuisine of Hawaii incorporates five distinct styles of food, reflecting the diverse food history of settlement and immigration in the Hawaiian Islands.
This blend of cuisines formed a "local food" style unique to Hawaii, resulting in plantation foods like the plate lunch, snacks like Spam musubi, and dishes like the loco moco.

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  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Small Batch Shoyu Chicken

    I make this dish often, it's a favorite in Hawaii, part of my comfort food repertoire. This has roots from Japanese folks that migrated to Hawaii to work the Sugar and Pineapple plantations. Like most other people, everyone brings with them recipes from back home and then tinkers with them to...
  2. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Cold Somen Salad

    This dish is quite popular in Hawaii. It's a riff on a Japanese Noodle dish. Cold Somen Salad Makes 2 large servings Salad Ingredients: 4 oz. Somen Noodles 1 C. Lettuce, shredded ½ C. each, Carrots, Char Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork, Kamaboko or Steamed Fish Cake, julienne 1 C. Hot House...
  3. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Hawaii-Style Chopped Steak

    I found this recipe when I was searching the WWW for something different to make for dinner. I clipped it from the Honolulu Star Bulletin, circa 2008. It’s a different way to serve Beef Steak, whether it’s Flank, Tri Tip, Strip, Sirloin or Skirt. This recipe is adapted from “Favorite Island...
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe My Portuguese Bean Soup

    This dish is a Hawaii standard. You'll find this hearty Soup served everywhere. There are as many different recipes as there are cooks making it. This is my version of Portuguese Bean Soup, but this time I tried a twist ... I started with the Ham Hock Broth made in a 6 quart Instant Pot. That...
  5. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Oven Kalua Pig

    In Hawaii, Kalua Pig or Pork is made in an underground pit oven or Imu. Where we lived in Kaneohe, our neighbor had a permanent Imu in their backyard and the entire neighborhood knew when ever they stoked it up. We were always welcome to add in our share to the lot. Also, you could get a 12...
  6. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Oven Kalua Pig And Cabbage

    Kalua Pig & Cabbage is found not only in homes but in restaurants as well in Hawaii. It's really a combination of two dishes, Kalua Pig (or Pork) that has Sweet White Onions aka Maui Onions and Green Cabbage added to it. This will make that batch of meat feed more people and yeah, Cabbage is...
  7. K~Girl's Namasu

    K~Girl's Namasu

    This is a Japanese inspired cold pickled Vegetable Salad. Very simple ingredients: Hot House Cucumbers, Carrots, Daikon, fresh Ginger root, Rice Vinegar, Sugar and Water, that's it. https://www.cookingbites.com/threads/k-girls-namasu.23967/#post-294903
  8. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe K~Girl's Namasu

    K~Girl's Namasu Ingredients: 1 Hot House or English Cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced 1 large Carrot, peel & thinly sliced 1 Daikon (Japanese Radish) or Oriental White Radish, peel & thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. Sea Salt (or Kosher Salt, which ever you have) 1 inch piece of fresh Ginger Root...
  9. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Teriyaki Spam® Musubi

    Spam® is a wonderful thing, I’m talking about the canned meat, not that junk in your email box. In Hawaii, we make something called Spam Musubi (moo-sue-bee), it’s something like sushi, Onigiri. I knew that Spam® became very popular there during World War II, through much of the Pacific. The US...
  10. Guava Chicken

    Guava Chicken

    https://www.cookingbites.com/threads/hawaiian-style-guava-chicken.23681/
  11. Lomi Lomi Salmon

    Lomi Lomi Salmon

    https://www.cookingbites.com/threads/lomi-lomi-salmon.23621/
  12. Spam® Katsu

    Spam® Katsu

    This dish is dead simple and surprisingly satisfying. https://www.cookingbites.com/threads/spam%C2%AE-katsu.23746/
  13. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Spam® Katsu

    I saw this idea on Pinterest and it really struck a cord for me. Being from Hawaii, we do love our Spam® and I thought that we’d try it a different way. Spam® Katsu serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 can Spam®, cut into 6 slices 1 Egg, beaten well 1/2 C. Flour (I used Rice Flour, just `cuz) 1/2 – 1...
  14. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Hawaiian-Style Guava Chicken

    This is a very popular dish in Hawaii, it's mostly made by home cooks. Guava Chicken is something I learned from my SIL (DH’s sister). Every time that the entire family went to the beach for the day, she would bring Guava Chicken. My BIL would grill/BBQ the meat on his little charcoal...
  15. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Lomi Lomi Salmon

    This is a very typical Hawaiian dish, served with other traditional foods, such as Kalua Pork and Poi. Lomi Lomi in the Hawaiian language means to massage, hence combining all of the components with your fingers as if to gently massage it. My family prefers our Lomi as we call it, to be...
  16. caseydog

    Recipe Spicy Hawaiian Poke

    Spicy Hawaiian Poke (Poh-Kay, like okay with a P) Ingredients 1 pound sushi grade raw tuna 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thin (not diced) 2 scallions, sliced thin (white and green parts) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 TSP ginger, minced 1 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted in a hot skillet 1 TBSP peanut...
  17. mjd

    Recipe King's Hawaiian Bread

    King's Hawaiian Bread 3 loaves Ingredients 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/2 cup flour 3 eggs 2 cups pineapple juice 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted (one stick) Directions 1 Beat the eggs. Add the...
  18. C

    Recipe Spam au Poivre

    This does not count for the game, have made this recipe several times. We will be making it again tomorrow to help celebrate Hawaii's 60th Anniversary as a State.The cookbook is "Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook" by Ray Lampe - pub. 2005 Spam au Poivre Coarsely ground black pepper 1 can of...
  19. C

    Recipe Macadamia Nut Pancakes

    As I have mentioned in another post, Wed. Aug. 21, Hawaii will be celebrating it's 60 Anniversary as a State. So far on the menu, for breakfast, we will be having...... Macadamia Nut Pancakes makes 10 to 12 1 cup cake flour 1 tsp. sugar 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt...
  20. TodayInTheKitchen

    Recipe Hawaiian Pizza with Canadian Bacon

    :chef: Ingredients Store bought 16" thin pizza crust (being lazy...) 1 can of no-salt added organic tomato sauce 1 cup of Red Onions (minced) 2 tbsp of Olive Oil 1 tbsp of Oregano 1 tbsp of Crushed Red Peppers 1-1/2 cups of Feta cheese crumbles 1 lbs of mozzarella cheese 12 slices of Canadian...
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