Bring the flavours of the Hawaiian islands to your dining table with these islands-inspired recipes.
A delicate blend of citrus, with hints of almond and a smoky rum, Mai Tais are both sinfully strong and delightfully sweet. Tourists love to order them, the y're also a go-to drink that Hawaii locals are unashamed to order.
Bite-Size Spam Musubi
Spam became a popular food in Hawaii after World War II. During the war, it was a main course for troops, and their presence in Hawaii led to Spam's widespread local adoption. Thanks to the creative culinary minds of the locals, which included many ethnic Japanese people, Spam was inserted into an existing Japanese snack called onigiri. This led to the birth of Spam Musubi, and it has since grew in popularity.
Marinated sweet and tangy Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers infused with awesome tropical flavours. Enjoy this little taste of island at home!
Huli Huli Chicken
"Huli" is a Hawaiian word that means to turn over. Traditional versions of this dish are grilled, constantly turning the chicken back and forth as a rotisserie would. Rest assured, this easy recipe is made in the oven to save you time and elbow grease.
Lau lau is typically made of pork, fat and butterfish wrapped in taro and ti leaves. The little meat bundles are steamed for hours until the meat and leaves are fall-apart tender. Nowadays, you can find variations filled with chicken, fish or vegetables. Locals eat it with rice or poi, but it's just as tasty by itself!
Got your chef hat on? Here's a classical Hawaiian tune to bring it all home. 🎵