Hilo’s Maebo family enjoys success with ‘One-Ton’ chips
By Pat Gee firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2018
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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.
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Dough is cut into chip size at Maebo Noodle Factory in Hilo, where Bryan Baker creates the final product.
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At Maebo Noodle Factory in Hilo, One-Ton Chips are created in small batches and fried by hand.