Hawaiian Food Recipes
Recipes for traditional Hawaiian food
including food typically served at Hawaiian luaus, recipes that are
popular for everyday dining in Hawaii, and recipes
that include Hawaiian style ingredients.
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Chicken Long Rice
Long rice is really not a rice at all. It is a transparent
Chinese noodle made of mung bean flour. Long rice is often
called "cellophane noodles" because if its appearance.
This modern version of a Hawaiian recipe combines boneless chicken pieces
with spinach and coconut milk and seasons
it with chicken stock and garlic.
Curry stew is a staple at Hawaiian plate lunch
cafes. It typically includes beef,
potatoes, carrots, and onions, and it is served over
steamed white rice.
Chili and Rice
Serve this smooth and fragrant chili
over scoops of steamed rice, with or
Haupia Coconut Pudding
Haupia is a simple Hawaiian coconut pudding made
with coconut milk, a sweetener, and a thickener.
Huli Huli Chicken
This popular Hawaiian barbecued chicken is often
sold at fund raisers in Hawaii. Locals in Hawaii
scan the newspaper on weekends looking for Huli Huli
Traditional kalua pig - aka kalua pork - is pork roasted in an underground
oven called an Imu, but simpler versions can be
cooked in a modern oven or a crock pot.
This version of lau lau - aka laulau - is made with chicken,
pork, and butterfish, but some simpler versions
use only chicken and substitute spinach for
luau leaves and banana leaves for ti leaves.
Loco Moco is a popular and hearty Hawaiian breakfast dish that some say
was invented in the 1940's in Hilo Town on the Big Island of Hawaii.
A Loco Moco is white rice, topped with a hamburger
patty, topped with a fried egg, and smothered with gravy.
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Lomi lomi salmon - aka lomilomi salmon - is an appetizer that always appears
on the menu of a Hawaiian luau. It is a mixture
of salted salmon, tomatoes, and onions and its origins
can be traced to the salted fish brought to Hawaii
by European sailors and a traditional Tahitian dish.
Macaroni and Potato Salad
This double carb dish sounded strange to me when I first saw
it on the menu of a plate lunch cafe in Hawaii, but
it has grown on me, and now it is one of my favorites.
A raw seafood salad that is made with soy sauce, onions, red
pepper, sesame seeds, and chopped macadamia nuts.
It is often made with raw Ahi (tuna) but it can also
be made with octopus, crab, and other raw seafood.
Portuguese Bean Soup
The Hawaiian food of today is a mix of foods
introduced by the many different ethnic groups who settled
in Hawaii at different times. Portuguese food
is very common in Hawaii, including this ham,
kidney bean, and vegetable soup.
Spam Fried Rice
Spam and other canned meats are popular for everyday
meals in Hawaii, and even those are not fans of Spam
often find it tasty when cut into matchstick size
pieces, fried, and added to fried rice.
Hawaiian Musubi is a form of sushi,
and one of the most popular versions in
Hawaii is made with canned Spam. You
will see this snacked wrapped in cellophane
for sale everywhere in Hawaii.
-Kalbi or Khal Bi (Korean)
-Portuguese Sweet Bread
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