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Favorite Hawaiian-Style Recipes

Some of my favorite Hawaiian and Hawaii Regional Cooking recipes which includes dishes from almost every ethnicity that you would find in Hawaii. More recipes on http://cookinghawaiiantyle.com
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POI KULOLO - A very popular Hawaiian dessert, almost as traditional as haupia, although not as widely home made. Made from taro root and coconut, it is a dessert that would be placed in the imu and cooked long and slow along with your pig. Soft and chewy and yummy. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/RgQ0301DKsb

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Wendell’s Tofu Soup - Tofu soup with ground pork. This is an adaption of my brother in law’s favorite soup. A favorite in his household. All the comforting flavors of a Thai Noodle Soup. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/vFTJ301DKoJ

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PINAKBET (FILIPINO VEGETABLE STEW) - While this dish is a staple dish in Filipino homes, I think every household has their own version of this Pinakbet popular dish seasoned to their tastes. Filled with wonderful vegetables it is traditionally seasoned with a fermented fish paste or shrimp paste. Often made with pork, feel free to add it if you like. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/6rEc301DKko

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Mochiko Mahi Mahi - A plan ahead dish that can be enjoyed as an entree or as this recipe indicates, as an appetizer or snack. A twist on our popular Mochiko Chicken but made with local fish instead. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/WFdN301DKeF

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CURE A COLD GINGER SOUP - They say ginger has curing elements. A go to soup for my household, spicy and salty, very soothing. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/QIjj301D9qd

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SQUID SALAD - A very popular dish in Thai Restaurants, I love the classic Thai ingredients. Very fresh and clean. This dish should be served immediately. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/eFYX301D9kM

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Baked Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi - Flavorful and nutty, a common popular preparation for island white fish. The combination of the cereal and macadamia nuts are crispy and delicious. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/vlHr301D9d9

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LI-HING-MUI VINAIGRETTE - Li-Hing-Mui, most commonly known as a preserved plum once only sold in soda fountains and at crack seed stores. Now several varieties are sold in every supermarket, store and at every 7-11. In it’s powder form, we sprinkle it on fresh fruit, pineapple, apples, pears and melon. It is salty, sour, sweet and tangy. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/Hdp2301D96M

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ORIENTAL MAYONNAISE - This recipe is similar to what we grew up with. We never had store bought dressing, but something just like this instead. We enjoyed it on out salads, with crudites, my favorite was with fresh watercress. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/TqtJ301D8XU

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MARINATED MAUI ONION RINGS - A condiment you will find in many households here. Now Maui onions are so readily available on all islands, in all the supermarkets. We enjoy this as a side dish often time dipped in sea salt, as a topping on hamburgers or, my favorite, to enjoy alongside lau lau and poi. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/WbyO301D8Pm

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Oktoberfest Potato Salad - A recipe share with me by a friend from Germany who now lives in Honlulu. Flavors are tangy, sweet and savory. This Oktoberfest Potato salad recipe is a different twist from our local style potato salad. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/yJ13301D8Ex

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BLT SALAD - This BLT Salad recipe was created for a “bacon” themed gathering. All the flavors of the classic sandwich, served up as a salad. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/1yVl301D8xp

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WATERCRESS AND TOMATO SALAD - Watercress is a popular locally grown vegetable here. A bit larger and firmer than what I see in supermarkets from elsewhere and those sold in Chinatown. This recipe pairs it with local grown tomato and onion, a spicy dressing adds that final touch. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/haev301D8p0

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VIETNAMESE CABBAGE SLAW - Change up your next picnic menu and your guests will love it! This Vietnamese cabbage slaw contains all the classic flavors of Thai and Vietnamese cuisi. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/Ktg9301D8gm

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SIMPLE TOSSED SOBA - This is sometimes my go to lunch dish. Buckwheat noodles tossed with familiar flavors. Eat immediately for the crunch of the cabbage, or do as I do, and allow it to sit a bit. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/vh8t301D857

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Lemon soy dressing - A recipe shared with me by a chef friend. I love the added citrus and chili to a standard dressing. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/Yk57301D7Gn

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SUMMER SOBA - A very standard recipe for buckwheat noodles. Often times served as a small starter dish at Japanese Restaurants, I love it as a meal. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/JDjo301D7Aa

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LOMI STYLE SQUID - Calamari or squid is a great item to be used in salads. All the components of our familiar Lomi Lomi Salmon recipe with a twist. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/Kiw9301D7u8

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SECONDS PLEASE PEA SALAD - A take on a favorite recipe from a popular chain restaurant here. Creamy sweet peas mixed with a tangy dressing, wonderful different textures. A crowd pleaser. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/6B9o301D7nQ

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RASPBERRY CRANBERRY MOLD - A family favorite recipe shared by a friend. We enjoyed this Raspberry Cranberry Mold cool, flavorful salad at an outdoor picnic. Wonderful textures and tangy flavor. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/RE31301D7hO

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PINEAPPLE-JELLO SALAD - A traditional local dessert, a favorite. There are many variations of this Pineapple-Jello salad dessert, but this recipe including Pineapple is the first I had ever enjoyed. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/Uf49301D79X

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SUMMER FRUIT SALAD WITH GRAND MARNIER - Summer Fruit Salad with Grand Marnier - an elegant, zesty and tasty dessert. The combination of fruit makes for a delightful presentation. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/kBG6301D6ZZ

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Hot and Sour Tofu Soup - A classic recipe favorite enjoyed by us all. Spicy and flavorful, this is a hearty dish. Feel free to adjust heat to your taste. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/wbBB301D6Tf

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SALMON & AHI CARPACCIO - I remember the first time I tasted Beef Carpaccio. I ended up ordering a second dish to enjoy as my entrée. That particular dish was simply served with lemon juice and great olive oil. I loved this version with the fresh fish and tastes more commonly paired with lox. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/5ZfS301D6M4

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TAEGU STUFFED MUNG BEAN PANCAKES - Taegu Stuffed Mung Bean Pancakes - a typical dish you will find at any Korean Restaurant, I was served this at a friend’s home. I simply had to ask for the recipe, it was delicious. Spicy and delicious, with a great texture. It was one of those dishes, you just could not figure out how it was made. Mung beans ! That was a first for me. It is available in all the super markets. Get this recipe by clicking on the link below: http://ow.ly/lOpm301D6Cv

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