A simple local-style pasta with Portuguese sausage and a creamy tomato sauce. You can have a nice dinner in 30 minutes!
Simple and ono pupu (appetizer), perfect for sitting around the hibachi drinking beers with da bruddahs. Easy to make ahead of time and grill when ready.
A local twist on the classic chicken milanese... in this version, I use a chinese hot mustard-shoyu egg wash instead of the traditional dijon and top it with a teriyaki glaze.
Beef tagalog or Filipino beef steak and onions... a simple and classic Filipino dish served with lots of rice! I add just a hint of Hawaiian chili pepper to mine and oyster sauce in my version.
I grew up loving sloppy joe's - This version is a slight variation with the addition of Portuguese sausage. If you like spicy, try using a spicy sausage instead of mild.
Delicately fried oysters tossed in an oyster sauce butter glaze - the perfect appetizer for oyster lovers! This one will "Broke Da Mouth".
Oxtail stew - now this is comfort food! A really simple, hearty dish that requires little fuss and incredible flavor!
Now that I'm grilling weekly, I wanted to come up with a simple pupu-style dish that I could serve quickly while sitting around the hibachi cooking for my guests. The solution: a grilled pupu-sized sausage served on a grilled jalapeno, sitting on a thin crostini.
Remember the days of bbq sticks - you know, the kind that we would order at carnivals or on the side with saimin. This is my version of bbq sticks made with a ginger soy drizzle for extra flavor.
Marinating chicken in coconut milk gives it a moist, tender, juicy result with a slight ginger-coconut flavor. The chili glaze takes it to the next level.
A simple recipe with tons of flavor and very little preparation. I am serving this for my Dad for Father's Day!
A quick savory snack that you can put together in minutes!
I love to make ice cream, especially when made with fresh fruit! This recipe is extra creamy and smooth and I love the sharp contrast of the sweet mango with the tart strawberries!
This dish is best made with leftover char siu chicken and day-old rice.
Who doesn't love adobo or fried chicken? This dish brings the best of both worlds together for a succulent fried chicken adobo!
A simple recipe for a last-minute bbq!
Buttery oyster sauce shrimp - I never new that 3 simple ingredients could create such an amazing dish!
Crispy, sweet and sour - this is a Hawaii twist on the classic orange chicken stepped up with li hing powder.
If you want flavorful, fall-off-the-bone, broke-da-mouth ribs, try braising them with this delicious island-style method.
Chicken afritada is a classic Filipino stew that we grew up eating in Hawaii. Sometimes hot dogs or spam are added to the stew.
Hiananese chicken is one of my favorites, especially the aromatic garlic-ginger-chicken rice that comes with it. Reminds me of the Chinese cold ginger chicken that I grew up with.
Coconut banana macadamia nut turon with vegan coconut ice cream. Turon is usually made with bananas, jackfruit but my variation is slightly different.
I remember growing up and watching my dad prepare the pork rinds. It seemed like it took forever before we actually got a taste, but it was well worth the wait!
Mahi mahi cooked in a bright yellow, creamy coconut curry sauce.
Deviled spam spread perfect for sandwiches or with crackers!