Looking for some good Italian food Il Lupino in the Royal Hawaiian Center can be found on the bottom floor right next to the stage at the Royal Grove. They have a wide variety of wines, a nice bar and some great Italian food. Some of their signature Italian dishes incorporate local ingredients.
These easy to make, coconut cashew clusters are perfect for giving away as gifts - just in time for the holidays!
This week in the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen, chefs John Iha and Axel Colobong from Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas join us. I was proud to have these young culinary local boys on the show, as they know their way around a kitchen.
One of my favorite fish is snapper, and these guys went ...
Nothing makes me happier than to create recipes that use products that are made in Hawaii. Island Princess Hawaii Makani bars are made with mo...
Watch the Food Network Star Ippy Aiona as he makes his version of Pork Belly Adobo using a secret ingredient that takes it over the top. The recipe is from the OC16 Cooking Series Cooking Hawaiian Style.
So easy and so delicious. our family traditionally did this dish on New Year's but you can do it anytime. Tastes great with a steak and since you have the grill out, might as well BBQ some steaks
Imitation crab and tofu balls make the perfect party appetizer and is a slightly healthier alternative to its fried counterpart.
An ice cream slushie would have been a real treat, but you had to get those at the Crack Seed Center at Ala Moana Shopping Center, and that wasn't on my bus route or my transfer spot. The bright red fruit punch slush from a machine, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, was soooo good! ...
Spam stew...Every single household here in Hawaii has a handed down recipe for Local-Style Stew, normally made with Beef, this recipe is made with spam.
Adapted from a recipe I enjoyed while staying at a Bread & Breakfast spot in Sonoma, this version incorporates all the favorite flavors of the islands, pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts (I ran out of macadamia nuts so I used walnuts today). Make big batches to share with your neighbors
There is simply a deliciousness about oven dishes made with mayonnaise. Topped onto fish or seafood is wonderful. I had a similar special of the day lunch at a local restaurant, that served their version on top of a bed of garlic pasta. Rich and flavored with local seasoning, this is a popular no fuss dish.
Imitation Crab Tempura Rolls - A great local-style pupu alternative to egg rolls.
Prime rib roast cooked Hawaiian style - shoyu, sesame oil, hawaiian salt & cracked pepper. With a fail-proof cooking method.
This is a nice island twist to the classic chicken cordon bleu. This version incorporates ground macadamia nuts and coconut into the crispy coating and topped with a macadamia nut butter sauce.
I was craving poke and kamaboko one day so I decided to throw a bunch of stuff together and came up with this delicious poke... great for those that don't like raw fish. I made it with kamaboko (fish cake), imitation crab, sea weed, fried and shredded aburage and smoked prepared tako.
Island style baked beans - A great side dish to add to any entree. Great to share at pot lucks. This recipe works well in a crock pot as well.
Adapted from a recipe I enjoyed while staying at a Bread & Breakfast spot in Sonoma, this version incorporates all the favorite flavors of the islands, pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts.
It is not too often that I have an abundance of overripe papayas. But once in a while, it happens. This is a great recipe to make use of any you might have.
Great Summer treat for the kids... Forget endlessly cranking the handle of an ice-cream maker. After combining the ingredients, each guest can simply shake up his or her own pouch of soft serve -- and it's done in just 5 minutes.
If you love mele macs like I do, you will love these crispy, crunchy cookies with crushed Mele Macs (chocolate, toffee & macadamia nuts)!!
One of my all time favorite comfort foods. I love this Island Chili recipe; adding Portuguese sausage for some additional flavor and spice.
This Island Ambrosia dessert is timeless and never gets old.
A popular dish from long ago, is truly a dish with a love hate syndrome. Folks either love it or hate it. Yet, so popular, every Filipino and Hawaiian Food Restaurants will serve this on their menus and often time, sell out. I prefer the honeycomb tripe over the blanket or reed tripe.
I have had this soup often at banquet-style Chinese Dinners. It was not until one of my co-worker chefs prepared it as the Soup Of The Day that I realized that it was a version of the tried and true Bird Nest’s Soup..