Hawaiian Fusion

  • Disneyland’s Tiki Room Pineapple Dole Whip Float Recipe

    July 19, 2021Van

    Today is national Dole Whip Day (🥳 yes this really a thing) I only found out about it on Instagram a few hours ago, luckily I’m crazy over Dole Whips so I already had the stuff to make a Pineapple Dole Whip on hand. This is EXACTLY like the one you’d get at the Enchanted…

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  • Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

    June 27, 2021Van

    Huli Huli Chicken originated in Hawaii in 1955 when Ernest Morgado roasted a big batch of chicken for a farmer’s group.  It was marinated in his unique version of teriyaki sauce and cooked over an open charcoal pit – “huli” means turn in Hawaiian, a reference to the special rotating grills used to cook this special…

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  • Ube Mochi Churros Recipe made with Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Waffle Mix

    June 25, 2021Van

    I just can’t get enough of Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Waffle Mix! My local Trader Joe’s in Austin still had plenty of boxes yesterday, so I grabbed a few more and decided to make something a little fun with it. I’ve made Waffles filled with Nutella and Ube Jam, I’ve also made Ube Mochi Donuts…

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  • Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Waffles filled with Ube Jam and Nutella Recipe

    June 16, 2021Van

    Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Waffle Mix is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products – sadly it’s only available in the beginning of summer so be sure to check your local Trader Joe’s for the mix.  The mochi waffles turn out crisp on the outside and fluffy and chewy on the inside!  Today I used…

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  • Lilikoi Macaron Recipe (Passion Fruit)

    June 13, 2021Van

    Lilikoi / Passion Fruit is one of my favorite fruits, it has one of the most delicious and distinctive flavors – just a taste of it will bring back so many beautiful memories of Hawaii.  I was shopping at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Plano, Tx and ran across Hawaiian Sun’s Lilikoi Jelly and grabbed it immediately…

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  • Trader Joe’s Baked Ube Mochi Donut Recipe

    May 30, 2021Van

    Dash, drive or fly to your nearest Trader Joe’s and pick up a box or two of their Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle mix!  Of course you can make yummy waffles, but  you can also make baked Ube Mochi Donuts with them 🤯 they turn out like slightly chewy cake donuts (these aren’t the same texture…

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  • Instant Pot Hawaiian Potato Mac Salad Recipe

    May 24, 2021Van

    My favorite Hawaiian BBQ restaurant on the mainland is Matiki Island Grill I’m crazy over their teriyaki beef ribs, I’ve even made a copycat recipe of it, at Matiki, these amazing ribs are served with salad, rice and potato mac salad. I now live thousands of miles away from Matiki, so I’ve tried to recreate…

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  • Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Plate Lunch Recipe

    March 5, 2021Van

    The Hawaiian Plate Lunch has been making people happy since the late 1800’s. A hearty “island style” presentation of the Japanese Bento Box designed to feed hungry pineapple and sugar plantation workers—but proved too irresistible for the rest of us. Typically filled with lots of meat and lots of rice and mac salad. Beef Teriyaki…

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  • Shoyu + Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

    January 27, 2021Van

    Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that Polynesians were making hundreds of years before any outside contact. Traditional Poke is made of cubed raw fish, sea salt, seaweed & crushed kukui nuts – it’s eaten on it’s own as a snack or appetizer.  The evolved version that most people are familiar with, the Poke Bowl…

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  • Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies Recipe

    June 27, 2020Van

    These delicious Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies are mix between Hawaiian Butter Mochi + Chocolate Cake. The brownies have a bouncy and slightly chewy texture from the Sweet Rice Flour. Since the main flavor component comes from the cocoa powder, it’s important to use a really good quality cocoa powder (Hershey’s is not going to cut it!). So…

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