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Chinese-Style Poached Whole Fish

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm
While lots of folks steam whole fish, gentle poaching produces a delicate texture and a broader window for perfect results. Read More

Goya Champuru a modern take on Okinawan classic

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 11:20 pm
This modern version of a classic Okinawan dish features wood ear mushrooms and string beans. Read More

Peanut butter chicken delivers flavors local folks love

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm
June Tong’s recipe for grilled peanut butter chicken delivers the kinds of flavors local folks love: shoyu, sake and sesame oil, livened up with kochujang, ginger and garlic. Read More

Korean rice cake stir-fry used in both sweet, savory dishes

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm
Ttok is Korean rice cake, usually sliced on the diagonal and served in soup or stir-fries. Dried red dates are rehydrated and used in both sweet and savory dishes. Read More

Crockpot luau simplicity matched only by amazing flavor

Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm
The simplicity of Papa Tottori’s Crockpot Pork Luau, among the offerings in “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two” by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham, is matched only by how unbelievably ono it is. Read More

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

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