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Traditional short-rib recipe uses basic Korean techniques

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm
This traditional Korean short-rib recipe is a delicately flavored dish that employs basic Korean techniques unfamiliar to many western cooks. Read More

Public schools offer scratch-cooked pork with Maui Gold pineapple

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 11:51 pm
As the state Department of Education moves forward with bringing local food items to the student lunch plate, it continues to provide one scratch cooked meal a month to all public schools, using a locally grown ingredient. This month: Maui Gold pineapple. Read More

Spam quiche combines classic ingredients with all-time favorite

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm
If there ever was a locally inspired recipe, Amy Kristy’s Spam quiche is it. The dish combines classic quiche ingredients with the canned meat for a quick, hearty and tasty meal. Read More

Students excel at Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
Aloun Farms’ annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition is an event that instills a sense of optimism for the future. The fifth-annual contest on April 7 brought together two-student teams from nine Oahu public high schools to create dishes utilizing Aloun’s Ewa sweet onion, cabbage and sweet potato. Read More

Add pizazz to plain-old pupu with ‘thorny’ tempura

Updated on  April 15, 2018 at 10:58 pm
Add crunch and pizazz to your tempura with this recipe for “thorny” tempura that includes pieces of somen noodle, courtesy of Muriel Miura in “A Japanese Kitchen.” Read More

Gandules a Puerto Rican Day fave at Plantation Village

Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Who in Hawaii doesn’t love a good rice dish? At Hawaii’s Plantation Village this weekend, hearty arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), also referred to as gandule rice, will be part of the food lineup on Puerto Rican Day, alongside pasteles and pastele stew. Read More

Beer-battered bitter melon cooks up quick

Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm
The batter on this tempura is thinner than most, which translates to a quick-cooking dish. Read More

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  March 28, 2018 at 8:43 am
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

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