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Chinese chicken salad is a classic

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:41 am
This mainstay salad is popular for its crunch, satisfying chicken and the delicious flavors of sweet sesame dressing. Read More

Farm to School Initiative brings ulu to public schools

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 12:39 am
As Hawaii’s public schools continue to incorporate locally produced food into their school lunches, they have more in mind than just feeding students’ bellies. Read More

Fried Okinawan udon a classic plantation dish

Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 12:44 am
Hawaii’s Plantation Village turns a spotlight on ethnic food staples with “Noodles and Bread,” a tasty event that offers up the likes of Portuguese papas de milho bread, Korean kook soo noodles, Filipino pancit noodles, Samoan panipopo bread, Chuukese bread and Okinawan udon, plus more. Read More

Kimchi recipe makes most of cucumber crunchiness

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm
This recipe from a 1978 Hawaiian Electric cooking demo makes the most of the crunchiness of cucumber. Joan Namkoong included it in her 2013 cookbook, “A Korean Kitchen.” Read More

Brown rice risotto has more healthful slant

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am
A more healthful slant on risotto, featuring organic brown rice and chicken breast, is part of the lineup in “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two” by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham. Read More

Spicy shrimp a succulent pupu when cooked

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:54 pm
Peeled, tail-on shrimp is turned into an amazing pupu when cooked with olive oil, garlic and lemon. Read More

Kuromame said to help ensure good health in upcoming year

Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 8:28 pm
Hawaii’s Plantation Village presents its annual and delicious New Year’s Festival this weekend. Kuromame, served at the village’s festival for 10 years, is eaten during the holiday to ensure good health for the upcoming year. Read More

Char siu spareribs combine sweet, salty flavors

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm
Char siu is a popular flavor marinade for meats that comprises sweetness, saltiness and Chinese five-spice powder. Read More

Sweet-sour fish a childhood favorite for Lanai-raised chef

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Chef Adam Tabura grew up enjoying sweet-sour whole fish as a child on Lanai, and he featured it in his cookbook, “A Filipino Kitchen.” Read More

Spicy beef soup uses daikon, leeks to make nourishing dish

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm
This spicy beef soup is a recipe based on one that Joan Namkoong, author of “A Korean Kitchen,” ate while in Korea. It starts with beef stock and includes daikon, leeks and shredded beef for a nourishing dish. Read More

Cucumber salad helps round out potluck menu

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm
This sweet, refreshing pickled vegetable salad is a crunchy side that rounds out any potluck plate filled with hearty dishes. It would be a good match for sushi and other Japanese dishes on a new year’s buffet. Read More

Pork ribs top hearty udon dish

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm
Though udon was originally eaten in mainland Japan, it has become a favorite of Okinawans. Read More

New cookbook marks milestone for Down to Earth

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Down to Earth Organic & Natural market is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the “Down to Earth Cookbook,” a collection of 40 recipes based on the most popular dishes from its deli and cooking classes, one for each year. Read More

Sesame cookies a Chinese-style family favorite

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm
Sesame cookies are a family favorite and are included in Lynette Lo Tom’s cookbook, “A Chinese Kitchen.” Read More

Caldo verde rare in Hawaii, but ubiquitous in Portugal

Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm
A rarity here but ubiquitous in Portugal is caldo verde, or green soup. This simple recipe featuring thinly sliced cabbage is included in “A Portuguese Kitchen” by Wanda Adams. Read More

Roast pork differs from version at most Chinese restaurants

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm
This family recipe from Lynette Lo Tom, author of “A Chinese Kitchen,” features a different kau yuk from the popular red pork and fat served in most local Chinese restaurants. Read More

Lilikoi spice cake a delicious holiday dessert

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm
The beloved flavor of passionfruit, or lilikoi, flavors this spice cake, featured in “Celebrating in Hawai‘i: Favorite Recipes for Holidays and Special Occasions” by longtime local cooking expert Muriel Miura. Read More

Recipe: Chinese Tea Eggs

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Tea eggs are beautiful with their dark lines creating a web-like pattern on the white shells. Read More

Recipes make most of plentiful pumpkins

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 4:31 pm
Halloween may have passed but it’s still the season of pumpkins. Lee A. Tonouchi, the “pidgin guerrilla,” came up with a twist on deep-fried mochi, while Mandy Blake Bowers shares a version of spiced pumpkin soup. Read More

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