The cuisine on Oahu is as diverse, sophisticated, and fresh as the Island itself, often surpassing the usual expectations of island cooking. Tastes & Flavors of Oahu adds a modern flair to the Little Hawaiian Cookbooks series offering recipes that feature local favorites and regional ingredients.

Prepare a sumptuous feast from pupu to dessert with creations such as Ahi Tartare with Taro Chips, Waimanalo Eggplant Pate, Coconut-Crusted Kahuku Shrimp, Maunakea Street Five Spice Fried Chicken, and Waikiki Coconut Cream Pie. With more than forty recipes featured—accentuated with contemporary flavors and traditional ingredients—the possibilities for a perfect evening of winning and dining abound.

Tastes & Flavors of Oahu is delicious summation of Oahu culinary legacy, from its simple beginnings to its ever-evolving present.


Tapas & Appetizers

  • Poke Ahi (Raw Yellowfin Tuna)
  • Lavosh
  • Kahuku Corn Smashed Potatoes
  • Seared Ahi
  • Ahi Tartare with Taro Chips
  • Coconut-Crusted Kahuku Shrimp
  • Boiled Peanuts

Soups & Salads

  • Asparagus Soup
  • Hawaiian Bouillabaisse
  • Thai Noodle Salad
  • Spicy Mango Salad
  • Caesar Salad


  • Waimanalo Eggplant Pate
  • Round Steak
  • Grilled Steak with Ewa Onion Rings
  • Wok Fried Salt & Pepper Kahuku Prawns
  • Garlic Fried Jasmine Rice
  • 50th State Braised Chicken
  • Chinatown Gon Lo Mein (Fried Noodles)
  • Bay Pasta
  • North Shore Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • Hawaiian Fish with Sweet-Sour Sauce
  • Misoyaki Butterfish
  • Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Maunakea Street Five Spice Fried Chicken


  • Two-Crust Banana Pie
  • Haupia (Coconut Pudding)
  • Almond Tofu (Almond Gelatin)
  • Coffee Jelly
  • Blueberry Loaf
  • Waikiki Coconut Cream Pie
  • Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
  • Poi Doughnuts
  • Malasadas
  • Warm Chocolate-Mac Nut Brownie
  • Apple Sweetbread Pudding
  • Grilled Tropical Fruits

Beverages & Drinks

  • Honolulu Punch
  • Manoa Punch
  • Frosty Island Punch
  • Kahala Coffee
  • Kalamansi Soda