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Grandson carries on Filipino traditions of family patriarchs

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Regino Ojano III shows how his grandfather taught him to cut eggplant for pinakbet so that it would remain firm.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vegetables are prepped and ready for a dish of pinakbet, or vegetable stew.

Regino Ojano III grew up in Hilo eating two Filipino dishes almost every week. He thinks of his grandfathers each time he cooks these comfort foods: a version of tinola, or chicken and squash soup, and pinakbet, or vegetable stew. Read more

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