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Cold tofu salad can be adapted to taste

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm
A classic cold salad, shirae can be adapted to include shredded crab or chopped shrimp. Read More

Dau lau a symbolic dessert with auspicious ingredients

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Dau lau includes peanuts for longevity, coconut for close-knit relationships and sesame seeds for fertility — and a stickiness representative of family togetherness. Read More

Recipe: Frank Abraham’s Guava Chicken

Updated on  August 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Local boy Frank Abraham, producer of the television show “Cooking Hawaiian Style” on the Lifestyle Network, loves sharing favorite local recipes with Hawaii expats. Read More

Recipe: Tongchimi (White Radish Kim Chee)

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
In Korean cuisine the freshness of white radish is believed to whet the appetite, so items like this kim chee side dish are served at the start of a meal. Read More

Recipe: Maui Onion and Orange Salad

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Julie Robley’s salad recipe calls for a combination of fresh citrus and sweet onion that make for a refreshing, flavorful dish. Read More

Recipe: Spicy Pickled Mango

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm
Mouthwatering pickled mango starts with peeling and rinsing the fruit and draining it well before slicing. Read More

Malasada Bread Pudding

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm
What better use could there be for leftover malasadas than making another delicious dessert? Read More

Recipe: Gio Cuon (Vietnamese Summer Rolls)

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Summer rolls are aptly named, the perfect seasonal dish that’s both cool and satisfying. Read More

Oahu high school chefs score with onion dishes

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Eight public high-school culinary programs entered Aloun Farms 4th Annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition, held in April at Kapolei High School. Read More

Innovative dish wins adobo cookoff

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm
A veal shank and thinking out of the box garnered a victory for Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Great Adobo Cookoff on Thursday at the Philippine Consulate. Read More

Student chef wins way to World Food Championships

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Woraporn “Yim” Martinez, a valedictorian and recent graduate of the culinary arts program at Kapiolani Community College, has won the opportunity to compete in the World Food Championships in November. Read More

Recipe: Nankwa Ubushi (Simmered Kabocha)

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm
The key to success with this flavorful pumpkin dish is cutting pieces the same size and thickness, which ensures even cooking, chef Grant Sato says in “An Okinawan Kitchen.” Read More

Recipe: Local-Style Barbecue Spareribs/Chicken

Lorna K. Hu’s mother-in-law’s beloved sparerib recipe “has been a loving reminder of all the special memories and fun we have shared together.” Read More

Recipe: Acorda (Bread Soup)

Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm
Food writer Wanda Adams featured a classic Portuguese dish that makes use of stale bread — acorda, or bread soup — in “A Portuguese Kitchen.” Read More

Recipe: Curried Kabocha & Lentil Stew

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm
Lanai Tabura loves this healthful stew that comes from chef Jesse Lipman. Read More

Recipe: Chili Garlic Crab of Boracay

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm
Boracay, an island south of Manila, is known for its crab. Read More

Award-winning Spam dish coming to Waikiki fest

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Spam is not something you think of in terms of crunch, which makes Lauren Robertson’s accomplishment worth noting. Read More

Okinawan fused with American fused with pidgin

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Pidgin “guerilla” Lee A. Tonouchi debuted a play last year, “UchinaAloha,” about a collision of Okinawan and American cultures. Read More

Preserved eggs popular in Chinese cooking

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm
The Chinese like to preserve their food — meats, fish and vegetables are regularly prepared this way. Read More

Recipe: Mom’s Soup Bone

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm
Author (and TV show producer) Frank Abraham included this family recipe for a comforting beef soup in the second book of his “Cooking Hawaiian Style” series. Read More

Basic Scones

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm
Cynthia Pratt, a retired culinary teacher at Kapolei High School, shared an easy scone recipe that, with different add-ins, can be flavored in various ways. Read More