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Recipe: Popular sushi tower pupu takes shape from PVC pipe

  • ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Saedene Ota has been making her “tower of sushi” for over 20 years. She was born on Oahu but raised on Maui and owns the strategic branding and design company saedesign, with offices on Maui and Oahu.

    ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Saedene Ota has been making her “tower of sushi” for over 20 years. She was born on Oahu but raised on Maui and owns the strategic branding and design company saedesign, with offices on Maui and Oahu.

  • ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The only specialized tool you’ll need to make her signature sushi tower is a section of white plastic pipe that is usually seen in plumbing or the garden instead of a kitchen.

    ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The only specialized tool you’ll need to make her signature sushi tower is a section of white plastic pipe that is usually seen in plumbing or the garden instead of a kitchen.

  • ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Saedene Ota uses a section of PVC pipe to mold her sushi tower.

    ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Saedene Ota uses a section of PVC pipe to mold her sushi tower.

When she throws a party, Saedene Ota of Waikapu prepares a few sushi hors d’oeuvres and claims they are usually the most popular dish. Read more

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