Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken is easy to make at home. It all starts with a marinade that is sweet from the pineapple juice, gingery, with just a hint of spice.

Haupia Cake

Growing up and only being knee high to the bakery display at Zippy’s, I only knew haupia cake to also be topped with my favorite coconut pudding.Haupia (how-pee-ah), is a thick coconut pudding that is usually served as squares at the end of a luau buffet line, a perfect little sweet coconut bite to finish a heavy meal is perfect.The most modern interpretation of haupia is haupia cake, where it is used as a filling, in a white cake topped with whip cream icing.

Ono Butter Mochi

Butter mochi is a traditional Hawaiian treat, it is made with a high glutenous rice flour called Mochiko Flour. Like most Hawaiian food Butter Mochi is a fusion of different cultures who most likely met on in a plantation village. My guess on how butter mochi has come to be is that it is a hybrid of Japanese Mochi and Filipino Bibingka.

Asparagus Glass Noodles

When I was 7, my dad forced me to quit gymnastics which I LOVED. I even did so well that there was talk about me trying out for the competitive team; I’m not still bitter or anything. Now that I’m a parent, I’m thinking they were just trying to get more money out of myContinue reading “Asparagus Glass Noodles”

Pork Lumpia

Filipino spring rolls made of dreams and rainbows, these are addictive AF. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Banana Lumpia (Turon)

The thing that I love about filipino food is that it’s hard to nail down exactly what that is because so many other countries have introduced their own foods to the Philippines and we’ve made it our own. Every family has their own version of every filipino dish and this is no exception. These are our Banana Lumpia or Turon.

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Hawaiian Fried Rice, there is no Pineapple but there is the the trifecta of the island’s favorite meats Spam, Portuguese sausage, and lap cheong.

Authentic Chicken Long Rice

Authentic Hawaiian in under 30 minutes, with leftovers! This dish was brought to Hawaii from Chinese immigrants who introduced Hawaii to Cellophane Noodles (Glass noodles, bean thread noodles, or Chinese vermicelli).

Guava Cake

A favorite Hawaiian dessert, perfectly spongey and sweet guava cake, layered with tangy guava filling, and finished with foolproof whipped cream frosting.

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