In Hawaii, we love our brown gravy, especially over rice! This oven stew made with tender Cedar Springs Veal is an easy one-pot meal that makes an ono brown gravy instead of the traditional tomato-sauce type stew. I wanted to share a little about why I chose veal and where the veal came from.
This dish is a family favorite that I came up with trying to mimic the seafood bowls that I used to pick up for lunch at Chinese takeout restaurants.
A nice twist on the buffalo wing, this is my simple Kim Chee wing recipe wrapped with bacon. For the seasoning, I use Noh Foods Kim Chee seasoning and a few other ingredients.
Onaga or Hawaiian red snapper lightly pan fried and served with a creamy dill and mushroom sauce...absolutely delicious!
Oxtail stew - now this is comfort food! A really simple, hearty dish that requires little fuss and incredible flavor!
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.
Perfect for cooler weather, spare rib soup, guaranteed to warm you up!!
A Ono Korean Kalbi recipe shared with me by my friend's grandmother. She tells me the addition of the grated onion and pear is key to a traditional recipe.
These Oyster Sauce Ribs are so easy to make and so ono! Be sure to make lots of rice!!
Oka is how samoan's serve raw fish. It consists of bits of fish marinated in lemon juice, coconut cream, onions, salt.
Shoyu hotdog, classic, simple food that we all grew up on in Hawaii. This Okazuya Style Shoyu Hotdog is the type of dish that didn't take much money, time or effort to prepare but was always so good to eat.
A variation of my brother in law Wendell's recipe. This is a comforting cold weather (yes, we do have cold weather days in Hawaii) dish. Prepared with hearty and flavorful buckwheat noodles.
Just a slight Chinese twist to our beloved poke...the oyster sauce really brings all of the flavors together...one of my favorites!!
I love beef luau stew and always wanted to try making it with oxtail. This recipe is so easy and basic but full of flavor.
Most of us that were brought up in the islands, remember going to the small hole in the wall, mom and pop okazuya stands. They made the best tasting chow funn noodles!
Although there are many variations for chow funn, I love the recipe on the Hula Brand chow funn packa...
I remember the days of long ago, when my dad would take us ogo picking. For miles and miles you could see the shore are filled with ogo. We would come home with just enough for our family because we knew we would return to the beach.
Luckily we can still find ogo in ou...
This recipe is similar to what we grew up with. We never had store bought dressing, but something just like this instead. We enjoyed it on out salads, with crudite, my favorite was with fresh watercress.
In the Oven ?? I had first “seen” this Chow Mein Noodles dish at a children’s after school game, brought by one of the mom’s. It was such a popular dish, with all the other mom’s asking for the recipe. To hear the proud mom say “I made it in the oven” surprised everyone.
This Over the Top Tofu Poke is a take on a local favorite made popular by a long standing Waikiki Restaurant. The addition of some island ingredients make this version extra special. You will wow your guests with this one.
A favorite snack or light meal for all of us! Prior to the days of instant soup bases and frozen, ready -to-eat saimin, saimin was prepared this way.
My mom always made homemade saimin, usually on weekends. I always looked forward to our weekend lunches.
This delicious Opakapaka w/Tri-Citrus Butter Saucerecipe was provided compliments of world famous Chef Chai of Chai's Island Bistro, Dining Out with Chai & Singha Thai Restaurant.
This is an island favorite. There are a handful or restaurants that specialize in this dish and unless you get there early on those days this dish is featured, chances are likely that they would have run out. While it is a time consuming dish, trust me, it is well woth it. Make big bathes and eat this dish for a ...
A visit to Chinatown is made special when passing windows afer windows of roast duck, chickens and roast pork hanging in the meat market with long lines out the doors. A normal trip to the meat market meant you would get home with only half of what you purchased because who can resist those first bites after leaving ...
When fresh whole fish was brought home to our house. The kids all waiting for the fish to be scaled, cleaned, cut and most importantly, for the bones to be cooked. Once a common dish, the bones have become so popular it has become harder and harder to find in the marketplace.