Osmanthus flowers and goji berries come together in this light and clean agar agar dessert. Served chilled with a spoonful of osmanthus syrup.
Each cube is dotted with sweet goji and fragrant osmathus flowers….
Almond Tofu is a light, refreshing dessert that is popular in Hawaii (and at many Chinese restaurants :). It’s easy to make, really onolicious, and goes well with fresh or canned fruits.
Soft, cool, and jiggly. Meet Almond Tofu!…
Chicken Long Rice is a Hawaiian noodle dish made from vermicelli noodles, chicken thighs, fresh ginger, and green onions. It’s comforting and clean, a go-to side dish or simple entree.
Cozy and comfy, this soupy noodle dish is a Hawaiian treat….
Plantation Iced Tea is a popular drink in Hawaii, and found on menus of restaurants and cafes. It’s made from black tea, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. Refreshing on a warm day!
All you need is three ingredients….
[This post was originally published July 22, 2019. It was updated September 26, 2019 to include a step-by-step photo recipe on how to make Lomi Lomi salmon at home.]
Lomi Lomi Salmon is a Hawaiian side dish (made from salted salmon, tomatoes, onions, and green onions). It’s a must-have for any Hawaiian meal or luau. Here’s everything you need to know about Lomi Lomi Salmon, plus a step-by-step photo recipe!
Lomi Lomi Salmon at home. Step-by-step recipe below ^_^
No real Hawaiian lunch/dinner is complete without lomi lomi salmon….
Garlic and Fish Sauce Eggplant is one of our family’s go-to dishes. We ate it often as kids and eat it even more as adults. It’s easy to make (and tastes even better the next day).
Eggplants are my favorite fruit (can you believe eggplant is a fruit, not vegetable).
I love them in all forms and dishes. Baked, broiled, steamed, fried…you name it! But there is one eggplant dish I love more than all the others….
Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts are a local snack we all grew up eating in Hawaii. Here’s where to get it, how to make it (and eat it) ^_^
Growing up in Hawaii, I always thought that boiled peanuts were a local snack….
Chili Pepper Water is beloved Hawaiian condiment made from garlic, chilis, and vinegar. Think of it as a Hawaiian hot sauce. Here’s where to get it and how to make it.
Bottle of housemade Chili Pepper Water on the table at Saimin Dojo in Kauai.
Chili Pepper Water! Also known as Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water or Chili Peppa Watah.
Chili Pepper Water is Hawaii’s default spicy condiment. We use it the same way you use hot sauce or shoyu (soy sauce)…in abundance and with joy.
Every household and restaurant has their own recipe for chili pepper water (like how everyone has their own go-to butter mochi recipe). There is no right or wrong way to make Chili Pepper Water, but there are many variations….