Hurricane popcorn is like SPAM musubi and butter mochi: classic delicious hapa food. They also share the common connection of all being invented in Hawaii, arguably the biggest hapa community around. After all, they did invent and popularize the very term "hapa."
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Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie. Haupia (how-PEE-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian pudding made out of coconut milk and pia (Polynesian arrowroot), but today's haupia is usually made with cornstarch as a thickener instead of pia. Beneath the layers of haupia and sweet potato is a shortbread made with macadamias.
This donburi is kind of a deconstructed spam musubi in a bowl. I have shared my unending donburi love in previous posts, but really, there is nothing easier than a one skillet meal on top of fresh rice.
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I have been tinkering with my favorite Hapa recipe of Butter Mochi. I decided to try and make confetti butter mochi! I also added in some shredded coconut and christened it Confetti Coconut Cake! The sprinkles don't really add much as far as flavor, its merely aesthetics. This batch doesn't have the crispy toasted ...
This recipe will make quite a bit of curry, it's designed to have leftover filling to serve over rice later as kare raisu. Unless you want to make a ton of turnovers, which is totally a good idea because they are delicious.
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Strawberries Romanoff is an American-French classic: strawberries are macerated in orange liquer and served with sugar and cream. I decided to take this wonderful trio and top butter mochi with it! I knew I already loved it over pound cake, so I figured butter mochi would work just as well. It turned out great!