Hawaii’s local food covers tastes and flavors from all over the world, appealing to all palates. Jean Watanabe Hee, Hawaii’s best-selling cookbook author presents 40 of her most popular recipes exemplifying local cuisine. The book includes everything from a simple recipe for Portuguese Bean Soup, Mochiko Chicken to Shrimp Lumpia. These recipes will take you from main dish to dessert and more. It’s a great stocking stuffer and gift for loved ones abroad missing out on Hawaii’s local foods.



Curry Mango Cream Cheese Spread

Fried Ginger Pork

Spam Musubi

Koraen Chicken Wings

Temaki Roll

Oyster Bacon Wrap

Shrimp Lumpia

Clams and Ground Pork Pupu

Ono Shrimp Poke

Soups, Salads & Sides

Easy Egg Flower Drop Soup

Hot and Sour Soup


Portuguese Bean Soup

Oxtail Soup

Imitation Bird Nest Soup

Tropics Dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad

Tofu Salad

Pineapple Molded Salad

Hot Garlic Eggplant

Hawaiian Namasu

Main Dishes

Oven Kalua Pig

Chicken Long Rice

Lomi Salmon


Yaki Tori

Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce

Chinese Steamed Fish

Beef Tomato


Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

Ma Po Tofu (Pork Tofu)

Mochiko Chicken

Lemon Chicken


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Banana Cream Delight

King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread-Bread Pudding

Goodie Goodie Dessert

Rainbow Finger Jell-O

Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Cookies


Author: Jean Watanabe Hee