Hawaii’s favorite tastes and flavors are compiled in this one easy-to-use collection.

Over fifty recipes present a delicious spectrum of local fare that Islanders have grown up eating and visitors can’t get enough of. With culinary roots that are Asian, Hawaiian, American, and more, these dishes may be served traditional-style or with a contemporary twist. Whether it is bringing a pan of Teriyaki Beef Kabobs to the office party, tailgating with Aku Poke and Salted Soybeans, or relaxing with friends sipping a Mai Tai, there is something for every palate and occasion. The variety of recipes also makes mixing and matching fun to create a complete dinner party menu.

Nothing will bring friends and family together faster than a dish baked, cooked, or thrown together at the last minute from The Little Hawaii Tastes & Flavors Cookbook. Mai e ‘ai (come and eat)!



Easy Char Siu Bao

Yakitori (Teriyaki Chicken Kebobs)

Kona Crab Puffs

Aku (Tuna) Poke

Hawaiian Party Mix

Salted Soybeans

Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread

Curried Mayo-Yogurt Dip

Salads & Dressings

Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Dressing

Green Papaya Salad (Som Tom)

Creamy Tropic Salad Dressing

Tropical Ambrosia 

Macaroni-Potato Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Kim Chee (Korean-Style Pickled Cabbage)

Tofu Salad

Main Dishes

Tofu Meatloaf

Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)

Fried Rice

Wiki Wiki Island Chowder

Easy Sushi Rice (Vinegar-Flavored Rice)

Nigiri Sushi

Teriyaki Beef Kebobs

Seafood Tempura

Torikatsu (Chicken Cutlet)

Pulehu Short Ribs (Broiled Short Ribs)

Macadamia Crusted Mahimahi

Kalbi Kui (Korean-Style Short Ribs)

Sweet Sour Pork

Chinese-Style Steamed Fish

Pork Chow Mein

Chicken Stir-Fry



Banana Muffins

Easy Malasadas (Portuguese Doughnuts)

Papaya-Pineapple Jam

Banana Crisp

Chocolate Haupia Cake

Tropical Nut Bread

Macadamia Nut Energy Bars

Kona Coffee Gelatin

Honu (Turtle) Cookies

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Almond Tofu

Guava Chiffon Pie

Cascaron (Filipino-Style Doughnuts)


Mai Tai

Banana Milk Shake

Passion Fruit Punch

Hawaiian Lemonade

Mango Nectar

Frosted Hawaiian Coffee