comscore Hilo’s Maebo family enjoys success with 'One-Ton' chips | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Crave | Old Friends

Hilo’s Maebo family enjoys success with ‘One-Ton’ chips

  • COURTESY THE MAEBO FAMILY

    In 1950 Koto Maebo, an enterprising mother of eight in Hilo, developed her own recipes for noodles and wonton pi (those little squares wrappers for savory Chinese dumplings). Maebo Noodle Factory stopped making wonton pi wrappers about five years ago, but the chips have survived for 65, using Koto’s original recipe.

  • RON PAUL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Dough is cut into chip size at Maebo Noodle Factory in Hilo, where Bryan Baker creates the final product.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At Maebo Noodle Factory in Hilo, One-Ton Chips are created in small batches and fried by hand.

Every culture over time has come up with its own version of fried dough, doused with a bit of sugar more often than not. In Hilo, the Maebo family makes One-Ton Chips. Read more

Scroll Up