Loco Moco is the Most Iconic Hawaiian Comfort Food (Done in 30!)Recipes
Drown everything in savory brown gravy.
Mar 17, 2024
How to Make the Perfect Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac SaladRecipes
My grandfather's recipe has a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
Jul 29, 2023
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Grilled Hawaiian Burger Sliders Are the Two-Bite Hit of Your Summer CookoutSponsored
Every great cookout has two things: really good burgers and really good sides. One of our favorite ways to serve those burgers is in slider form so guests can enjoy a mini burger and still have room for the other delicious things on the table. These fun and easy sliders feature soft, sweet Hawaiian rolls as a base for grilled pineapple, juicy teriyaki beef patties, and Swiss cheese.
Jun 20, 2023
This Perfect Chicken Recipe Is Super Popular in Hawaii for a ReasonRecipes
A staple at plate lunch restaurants
Jun 1, 2023
Lechon Po’ BoyRecipes
The classic Cajun sandwich gets some Filipino flair when it's loaded up with delicious, fork-tender lechon pork.
Mar 1, 2022
Sheet Pan Pineapple ChickenRecipes
This dinner is easy to prepare, and cleanup is a snap too.
Feb 26, 2022
Sheldon Simeon’s Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke Is Simple, Vibrant, and Packed with Flavor
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
It's one of my all-time favorite recipes.
Jun 7, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Andagi Are Two-Bite Doughnut Perfection
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
The beloved fried dough deserves far more recognition.
Jun 7, 2021
Your Essential Shopping List for Cooking Hawaiian Food at Home
Weeknight Hawaiian
Here's everything you need (and where to buy it!) to get started.
Jun 4, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Crispy Fried Pork Belly Is Everything
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
When the skin hits the hot oil, it expands and blisters into airy, crackly deliciousness, like a puff of salt and pork fat.
May 29, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Kamaboko Dip Is the Ultimate Hawaiian Appetizer
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
It's packed with bold flavor and it's fun to make, too.
May 29, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s One-Pot Chicken Hekka Is the Ultimate Clean-out-the-Fridge Meal
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
You can use any veggies you've got.
May 29, 2021
After Years of Tinkering, I Finally Created My Perfect Butter Mochi RecipeRecipes
It's perfectly chewy, slightly sticky, and just dense enough, with a hint of vanilla and salt.
Apr 12, 2021
A Freezer Stash of Instant Pot Meatballs Is a Gift to Your Future SelfRecipes
Prep and freeze now for easy eating later.
Aug 31, 2020
What’s Your Hawaiian Spirit Island?Skills
If there were a beauty pageant for the United States, Hawaii would have it locked up. But there’s more to this stunning archipelago than just good looks and fruity cocktails. Beneath her outer beauty, she’s full of personality — or personalities, rather. Each island has its own identity, its own strengths, and its own way of channeling the Aloha spirit. Here’s our very official guide to figuring out which island is the right island for you.
May 24, 2019
Hawaii’s Greatest Food HitsPeople
If Hawaii has always felt a bit, well, out there, that’s because it is. The 50th state is nearly 2,500 miles from California (and less than 4,000 miles from Japan). But Hawaiian culture — and Hawaiian food in particular — is having something of a moment on the mainland.
May 24, 2019
Is the Malasada the Best Donut Ever?People
Ask locals where to eat in Hawaii and sooner or later you’ll end up talking malasadas. Cakey and airy, yeasty and sweet, crisp and soft — they may just be the best donut ever. But beyond Portuguese bakeries, these donuts are relatively unknown outside of Hawaii. In the most basic terms, the malasada is a yeast donut, sans hole. The dough is distinguished from that of other yeast donuts by its egginess and also by the use of milk (often evaporated).
May 24, 2019
The Ultimate Hawaiian Cocktail Is (Surprise) from CaliforniaSkills
Think “tropical beach vacay” and likely what comes to mind is toes in the sand with an umbrella-clad drink in hand. Think Hawaii and that drink is probably a Mai Tai. Back in the 1960s, when the tiki craze was at its zenith, the Mai Tai was basically shorthand for the Aloha State, rivaled only by Hawaii 5-0 and Don Ho. Now, tiki is back in a big way, and Mai Tais have never tasted so good.
May 24, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Poke and Ceviche?Skills
Whether you’re making ceviche or poke, you can keep the heat off, because neither of these two refreshing seafood-driven plates need any time on the stove. With raw pieces of fish cut into chunks and combined with a marinade and toppings, these two foods might seem (and even look) pretty similar, but do you know what sets them apart?
May 1, 2019
What Is Taro Root?Skills
I’ve walked past this funny-looking tuberous vegetable more times than I can count when I shop at my local Whole Foods. Maybe you have too? Or perhaps you’ve spotted it listed on a menu somewhere, or while strolling through an Asian grocery store. Or maybe you’ve been eating this purple-tinged root since day one. We’ll count you as one of the lucky ones. For the rest of us, it’s time we figure out what taro is and what we should do with it.
May 1, 2019
How To Make the Best Ahi PokeRecipes
In Hawaii, poke, a salad of marinated uncooked tuna, can be found in pretty much every situation where food is present. I’ve seen it on fancy hotel buffets next to the seafood bar, in the deli section of grocery stores, and on the table by the tub at family potlucks and birthday parties. Here’s the thing: Poke is pretty simple to make. All the work for this recipe happens when you’re grocery shopping because the ingredients are what really matter.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket SandwichesRecipes
Imagine pillowy-soft Hawaiian rolls piled high with slices of tender beef brisket and sweet pineapple, all topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw. Are you hungry yet? These tasty little sandwiches can be yours for the eating as a weeknight dinner or for your next party or tailgate. All it takes is a piece of brisket, some pantry staples for a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, and a long stint in a slow cooker.
Jun 9, 2017
The Tart and Tangy Ingredient Hawaii Can’t Stop EatingPeople
I don’t remember the first time I had dried plum. Maybe it was on a playground at my elementary school in Guam. Whenever it was, what I’ll never forget is how my fingers would be stained red after eating one, and how I could still taste traces of saltiness hours after nothing was left but the marble-sized pit. In Guam, these Chinese pickled and dried, sweetened plums are called “sweet and sours” because they are just that — sweet, sour, and a bit salty, too.
Apr 29, 2016
Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches
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Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches
May 30, 2017