Join celebrity chef Sam Choy in this little celebration of Hawaii’s cuisine. Though the book is tiny, it will satisfy some mighty appetites and introduce you to the world of Hawaiian regional cuisine! Whether it’s stick-to-the-ribs home cooking like Grandma’s Meatloaf and Garlic Mashed potatoes, or elegant party fare like Crusted Ono with Papaya-Mango Salsa, these treasured dishes are sure to be loved by hearty eaters of all kinds. Detailed and easy to follow, Sam’s recipes are also surprisingly quick to prepare. Whether you’re hungry for traditional luau favorites or want to sample the best of Hawaii’s contemporary kitchens, Sam Choy’s Little Hawaiian Cookbook makes cooking easy and fun.


  • Sam-Style Poke
  • Calamari Taro Cakes
  • Chicken Long Rice
  • Chicken Lu‘au
  • Crusted Ono
  • Papaya-Mango Salsa
  • Bok Choy Broccoli
  • Da Wife’s Bean Soup
  • Ginger Ono
  • Grandma’s Meatloaf
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Hawaiian Prime Rib Au Jus
  • Huli Huli (Rotisserie) Beef
  • Hawaiian Pulehu Tri-Tip Steak
  • Island Braised Lamb Shanks
  • Korean-Style Tako Poke
  • New Wave Marinated ‘Ahi Salad
  • Papa Choy’s Beef Tomato
  • Poke Patties
  • Beef Noodle Salad with Peanuts
  • Quick and Easy Shoyu Chicken
  • Traditional Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Sam Choy’s World-Famous Fried Marlin Poke
  • Steamed Mahimahi Laulau
  • Summer ‘Ahi Tartare
  • Traditional Backyard Beef Teriyaki
  • The Best Beef Stew
  • Oriental Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad with Fried Noodles
  • Wasabi Vinaigrette
  • Creamy Oriental Dressing
  • You Are the Bestest
  • Sam’s North Shore Smoothie
  • Pineapple Haupia
  • Macadamia Nut Pie
  • Liliko‘i Chiffon Cream Pie
  • Mango Bread

Author: Chef Sam Choy