A great stir fry noodle dish using rice noodles, tofu and bean sprouts. Simple, but full of flavor. Make without eggs or patis to make this truly vegetarian.
This is a super easy casserole thats even better than taco night - prepare ingredients, layer in casserole dish, bake and serve! Add ground portuguese sausage to the ground beef mixture for and added island touch!
This is a “clean your refrigerator” recipe. No tofu ? Add leftover cooked chicken, pork or beef. No spinach ? Substitute lettuce, any type of cabbage or leave it out. Leftover noodles or pasta, why not throw it in. Very tasty and flavorful.
A wonderful summer time dessert treat. Serve as a salad or for dessert. <
A wonderful recipe to make to share with your neighbors. I love to enjoy these Taro Rolls with Chinese Kau Yuk or Suckling Pig !
There are many many versions of this popular pupu turned entrée dish. This recipe was created as a result of a plate lunch special I tried at a local food truck. As great as the traditional recipe, the flavors of lemon...
A twist on the standard Spring Roll recipe. This version has the wonderful flavors or cilantro, patis, Thai basil; usually associated with Thai or Vietnamese dishes. Use your favorite dipping sauce or a Sweet Chili Sauce.
A light and healthy version of a traditionally mayonnaise based dip. Great to serve with crudite.
My friend’s grandmother’s ono “dim sum” style ribs. Simple to make, the result is tender, juicy and savory.
An island version of a popular appetizer using fresh fish. This Tahitian Ceviche recipe is made using flavorful coconut milk.
I recently was a judge at a “Burger” contest and this entry was provided by a non meat, non burger lover….I only wished we could have awarded her for this Teriyaki Chicken Katsu recipe.
I continue to visit one particular take out restaurant with over a dozen locations in Oahu and locations on almost every island; for one item. Their teri burger is a winnah ! I love this recipe with all the flavors built in, no sauce required.
I can never go to any of my favorite Saimin Stands without having at least one of two of these to enjoy along-side my saimin. I usually get one beef and one chicken. I like them a bit charred and crispy on the outside. A popular carnival item, plan on preparing lots of these Teriyaki Beef/Chicken Sticks as they will go quickly.
This Thai Vinaigrette is a great recipe to keep handy in your fridge. Good served on mixed green salad or cold noodle salads.
It’s quite known that locals here love Tail Gates. Any opportunity we have, perhaps since we don’t have a professional team here. I first had this dish at a pre Pro Bowl Tail Gate Party. I wasn’t convinced at first, but soon became a big fan!
This recipe was created for a Thai themed pot luck party. After having a meal at my favorite Filipino restaurant and enjoying the Fried Pork Adobo, I tried to re-create that dish incorporating those wonderful Thai flavors.
A light and refreshing summer salad served with a tangy, citrusy vinaigrette. Feel free to add apples, orange wedges, grapefruit, tangerine or mandarin oranges, carrots, red peppers....whatever you want.
The Garden Court Restaurant Bleu Cheese Dressing - a sought after recipe from the restaurant originally in the Ala Moana Shopping Center’s Liberty House Department Store.
A rich and creamy dish to serve as an starter course or as a main meal. Switch up the mushrooms to include any of your favorites or whatever is bountiful.
Any type of mochi dish is a welcome addition to my family get-togethers. My younger sister Geri shared this recipe with us for New Years Day. A great disappearing pot luck dessert.
A light and refreshing dish to enjoy as a side dish or a complete meal by adding grilled chicken or leftover steak. My neighborhood Thai restaurant prepares a very similar dish made very simply with cucumber and shredded cabbage.
I enjoyed a similar salad to this Thai Soba Chicken Salad served at a famous buffet in Waikiki. On my way home, I stopped off at my neighborhood Asian Market for ingredients to re-create the yummy dish. All the familiar flavors of Thai cooking; served as a fresh, crisp and spicy salad. Don't be put off with the long list of ingredients as...
A classic Thai curry. A very flavorful and satisfying dish. Serve over bowls of jasmine rice, Feel free to add additional curry paste to add more spice to your liking.
A very simple chicken soup with distinctive Thai flavors. It is a comforting dish that is spicy, salty, sweet and sour. It is their version of your “cure a cold” soup. Feel free to add rice noodles and serve as an entrée.
This Tahitian Lanai Banana Muffins recipe has to be one of the most popular recipes to share here in the islands. I received this recipe from 6 friends when I was writing my first cookbook. An item ...