Look no further for the local recipes you love and crave. Jean Watanabe Hee has handpicked the most delicioius, can’t-miss dishes from her five “Hawaii’s Best” cookbooks and put them into one handy volume-complete with a few new recipes you won’t find anywhere else. With a bounty of pupus, salads, sides, soups, desserts, and fifty-two mouth-watering main courses, these recipes have been gathered from family tables, group picnics, and school cookbooks across Hawaii, then tested and perfected in Hee’s homestyle Kaneohe kitchen. Decades of culinary history are distilled in this treasury of island cooking-a history that’s rich, delicious, and still putting smiles on even the youngest faces.



‘Ahi Limu Poke

Shoyu Poke

7-Layer Dip

Curry Mango Cream Cheese Spread

Clam Dip


Barbecue Stick

Spinach Dip

Spring Rolls

Buffalo Wings

Sesame Seed Chicken

Cocktail Shrimp

Furikake Seared ‘Ahi

Spinach Rolls

Mimi’s Shrimp

Oyster Bacon Wrap

Shrimp Lumpia

Crispy Gau Gee

Stuffed Aburage with Somen


Broccoli Salad

Pasta Salad

Bean Salad

Broccoli Shrimp Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Pine Nut Salad

Soba Salad