Chef Liko Hoe illustrates how to make tasty and popular Squid Luau Hawaiian dish. Excellent with Lomi Salmon and Kalua Pig. Enjoy!
Inspired by tasty island recipe for crab & shitake sushi casserole.
I adjusted the ingredients and added a twist with the langostino for a slightly different flavor and a little more texure as well as green onions for color. The tobiko gives it a whole new dimension and takes you to back to y...
One of my favorite ways to eat lechon kawali is with tomatoes and onions. Lechon kawali is similar to the crispy Chinese roast pork - so feel free to use that as well. I just get mine from a Filipino restaurant or in Chinatown. You can also get a recipe off of this site as well and make your own.
I love brussels sprouts with bacon but I wanted to try something different so I decided to make this dish local-style using portuguese sausage. The flavor is absolutely wonderful and is the perfect combination of sweet, savory salty that I love so much!
A nice, tropical treat that will cool you down in no time! Coconut and Lychee make a nice combination! You can also put chopped up bits of young coconut and lychee in the sorbet if you like.
Try this twist on the popular andagi or Okinawan donut... the lemon zest gives the donut a fresh zing!
Pumpkin, proscuitto made local-style... This is a very easy dish to prepare and is incredibly savory and tasty....perfect as an appetizer or side dish. You get sweet, savory, salty, buttery all in one!
This is a light and refreshing dessert made with lychee and yogurt. It is rich and creamy and very simple to make.
My grandmother used to make a version of this cool refreshing lychee soda. Its really simple to make. She used to make it using fresh lychee, but you can enjoy this beverage all-year-long using canned lychees.
A basic cupcake recipe with a light and fluffy whipped cream frosting. I used fresh passion fruit - seeds and all to garnish my cupcakes.
After making fried fish or fish katsu sushi, leigh (photographer) suggested using the leftovers for making tacos. Thanks leighfor the ono idea! Photography by Leigh Ann Meeks.
A nice twist on the popular Hawaiian luau dish - lomi lomi salmon... de-constructed and layered for the perfect party appetizer.
A take on the standard manju cake, this recipe makes it in a big batch. Great to take to a pot luck or filed game.A take on the standard manju cake, this recipe makes it in a big batch. Great to take to a pot luck or filed game.
Another favorite flavor of this “long-time-ago” after school treat.
Local style wontons made with Hawaiian opae (dried shrimp). This is my mom's version of the Chinese specialty, a little more expensive, but worth it!
Luau lasagna rolls made with taro leaves rolled up in lasagna noodles topped with a coconut bechamel sauce. I served it as a side dish with kalua pig and it was really tasty.
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.
Recipe courtesy of
Leftover Chicken Adobo Fried Rice - A great way to use up any leftover adobo and rice!
Lilikoi bread is easy to make and can be made ahead of time and frozen until needed.
This is a great way to serve fresh, healthy appetizers or if you are feeling a little indulgent... add kalua pork to the wraps for a heartier bite.
Luau (taro leaf) cooked with shrimp served over a plate of pasta.
Li hing sweet potato fries may not sound like a likely pairing but the sweet-savory quality of the yellow sweet potato (yam) and the sweet spice of li hing powder are a match made in heaven. Dip these into a li hing-mayo dipping sauce and you are set!
This recipe uses a pickling technique which tenderizes the meat similar to the Portuguese method combined with Chinese li hing powder for a sweet sour, zesty, juicy, tender rib!
Sweet, Sour, Savory fried rice made with pineapple, ground pork and chinese sausages (lup cheong)
If you want tender, juicy, lip-smacking ribs, try this ono recipe for lilikoi ribs.