The first thing I did when starting Onolicious was to create this page to answer: What Is Hawaii Food?
People often get Hawaiian food and local food mixed up. It's something that drives us locals a bit nuts! We are ever grateful to those who take the extra minute to understand the difference between the two types of cuisine.
This post is about Hawaiian food recipes (here's the post for local food recipes).
Hawaiian food is the food of the Hawaiian culture. Like there is Chinese food, Japanese food, Korean food, Filipino food...there is also Hawaiian food. Whereas Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino is tied to a physical place (the respective countries), the Hawaiian food is tied primarily to a culture.
When you visit Hawaii, make sure to check out some of our iconic Hawaiian restaurants. A few favorite spots include Helena's Hawaiian Food and Yama's Fish Market (go to both ^_^). Nothing beats a full plate lunch of all the best Hawaiian dishes.
Hawaiian Food Recipes
Until your next trip to Hawaii, you can still get a taste of Hawaiian food by recreating popular Hawaiian dishes at home: