Jean Watanabe Hee has done it again! Her fourth cookbook, Hawai‘i’s Best Pupu & Potluck is sure to rival her first three best-selling titles: Hawai‘i’s Best Mochi Recipes, Hawai‘i’s Best Dessert Recipes and Hawai‘i’s Best Dishes. More than 100 quick and easy recipes collected from Jean’s relatives, friends and colleagues are sure to be the hit of any party.


 Poke Dishes 

Ahi Limu Poke

Aku Poke

Imitation Crab Poke

Ono Poke

Ono Shrimp Poke


Seared Ahi Poke

Shoyu Poke

Tofu Poke

Tako Poke

Dips & Spreads 

Artichoke and Crab Dip

Caviar Spread

Clam Dip

Curry Mango Cream Cheese Spread


Hot Crab Dip

Kamaboko-Crab Dip

7-Layer Dip

Spicy Hot Bean Dip

Spinach Dip

Vela-Bailey Almost Homemade Salsa

Vienna Sausage Spread

Sushi Bar 

Vinegar Sauce for Sushi

California Inside Out Sushi

Easy Cone (Inari) Sushi

Hawaiian-Style California Rolls

Layered Sushi

Maki Sushi

Ono Broiled Sushi

Shinko Maki

Spam® Musubi

Spicy Tuna

Temaki Roll

Somen or Soba Sushi


Barbecue Sticks

Easy Spareribs

Fried Ginger Pork

Gyoza (Pot Stickers)



Mini Laulau Pupu


Peppered Steak

Pipikaula (Beef Jerky, Hawaiian Style)

Pork Adobo Pupu

Pupu-Style Spareribs

Shish Kabob

Siu Mai

Spam® Won Ton

Spam® Won Ton with Green Chilies

Spring Rolls

Stuffed Fried Lotus Root

Won Ton

Taco Won Ton

Teriyaki Meatballs


Buffalo Wings

Easy Macnut Chicken Drummettes

Fried Chicken Drummettes

Garlic Chicken

Oven-Barbecued Chicken Wings

Parmesan Chicken Pupu

Sesame Seed Chicken

Sweet-Sour Chicken Wings

Tasty Chicken Pupu

Yaki Tori Sticks


Clams and Ground Pork Pupu

Cocktail Shrimp

Crab Cakes

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Deep-Fried Oysters

Easy Shrimp Skewers

Fishcake and Spam® Pupu

Furikake Seared Ahi

Namako (or Konnyaku) Pupu

Lomi Salmon on Skewers

Mimi’s Shrimp

Octopus (Tako) Pupu with Miso Sauce

Oyster Bacon Wrap

Oyster Rolls

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Shrimp Lumpia

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Seared Ahi

Shrimp Tempura

Shrimp Toast

Squid Pupu (Fried Calamari)


Aburage Pupu

Boiled Peanuts, Chinese Style

Chili Burrito Rolls

Deviled Eggs

Evie’s Local-Style Party Mix

Furikake Arare Popcorn

Microwave Boiled Peanuts

Green Onion Pretzels


Onion Rings

Potato Skin with Imitation Crab Filling

Ogo Kim Chee

Sesame Pancake Croquettes Pimetees Snack

Spicy Edamame (Soybeans)

Spinach Rolls

Veggie Pizza

Warabi Appetizer


Crispy Gau Gee


California Pan Sush

Gon Lo Mein

Korean Chicken Wings


Mochiko Chicken

Mun Doo

Potato and Macaroni Salad

Seafood Salad

Shrimp and Kamaboko Tempura

Somen Salad

Warabi Sushi Rice

Taegu Ocean Salad Linguine

Stuffed Aburage with Somen

Author: Jean Watanabe Hee