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Jan 27, 2011 11:32 PM

Local Recipes?

Hey all, I am currently living in Honolulu but will be leaving the island as of the end of this year. Now, there are so many foods that I love here and I can't bare to leave them behind knowing I might never have them until I am able to visit. So, I am looking for recipes that are exactly or at least similar to the following foods:

From Yummy Korean BBQ -
Glass Noodles
Potato Salad
Teriyaki Chicken

A good malasada recipe

Mango Bread
Lilikoi Jam, Butter and Syrup (from the KCC farmer's markets)

From Goma Tei's
Shoyu Ramens and Tan Tan Ramens
Char Sui

Real Hawaiian Sweet Bread

If anyone has these recipes I would really appreciate it! Mahalo

Lilikoi Cafe
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy Spc H143, Kamuela, HI 96743

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  1. You can google every recipe!!

    1. There used to be a series of cookbooks put out by the maui extension college, if you can find a copy of one of those, especially the gold edition, it will have anything local you could want to cook. UES Mayor is right, you can google them, but having them in a cookbook gives you a chance to see things you didn't know you were looking for.

      Here are a couple of links I use occasionally:

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      1. re: KaimukiMan

        Check out "What Hawaii Likes to Eat" by Betty Shimabukuro and also "What Maui Likes to Eat" both have a virtual encyclopedia of recipes. Also "Go Home Cook Rice" by the authority of all things food Joan Namkoong.

      2. You might want to get Wanda Adams' recipe book "The Island Plate: 150 Years of Recipes and Food Lore from the Honolulu Advertiser. The title pretty much tells it all...a few are specific restaurant recipes, but more are traditional home cooking. She has a Mac-Potato Salad, Shoyu Chicken, Banana Bread (just substitute Mango) etc, plus lots of tips on local style cooking.

        She has also done a second book...forget the title. I've done a number of recipes from the Island Plate and loved them.

        1. You can go to and check out the ono recipe section.

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          1. re: Clinton

            no authentic hawaiian meal is complete without SPAM!!! lol