74.4 F
Honolulu

Category: Hawaii Mom Cooks

Mapo Tofu With Italian Sausage

When you've got 2 Asian-American kids, sometimes you have to cater to their American tastes when it comes to ethnic foods. Although Michael...

Fried Chicken With Local $5 Whole Chicken

COVID-19 has made meat prices go up so Mom has kept an eye out for good deals on meat. She found some local chicken...

Sugar-Free Sushi Rice And How Mom Learned To Make It

Mom's sushi rice has gone through an evolution since I was a kid. One of her first jobs in Hawaii was as a waitress...

Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

There's something about Panda Express' beef broccoli that always convinces me to include it in my order. When my family has no time to...

No MSG Takuan

Ah, takuan - those teeny, tiny, delightfully crunchy pieces of bright yellow radish that we can never get enough of in a Japanese bento....

Hot And Sour Green Cabbage

Fast and easy side dishes are wonderful. They use simple ingredients that are often left over and can be prepped in just a few...

Salted Pork Belly

Mom really loves her YouTube Time and with COVID-19 restricting our out-of-the-house entertainment, she's been watching Chinese-speaking YouTubers cook nonstop. Her favorite videos are...

Oyako Don With Chicken Katsu

When I lived in Japan, I ate a lot of donburi - Japanese rice bowls topped with meat and vegetables. But when you think...

Meat Jun

If you're a fan of Korean food, then you've probably eaten Korean pancakes or "jeon". In Hawaii, you'll find meat jun at any Korean...

Cold Somen Noodles

It's summer in Hawaii (yes, we have a summer) and it's getting hot and humid these days! The trade winds have skipped town and...

Sugar-Free Namasu

My family (and extended family) love to eat namasu. It's a pretty healthy side dish that's both pleasing to the eye and matches well...

Sugar-Free Mochiko Chicken

There are a lot of great mochiko chicken recipes out there, so this time Mom decided to cut out any added sugar and use...

Real. Local. Non-touristy.

My emails will make you smile!

I'm all about living life in Hawaii with passion, honesty, and respect. So if you like legal hikes, authentic experiences, and a kind and humble personality, I'm your local girl!

You'll love reading my fun and down-to-earth emails from a local perspective. I'll send you my personal tips, travel suggestions, and DIY project ideas that are perfect for Hawaii living.

Sign up below and you'll be added to my email list!

Aloha with love, Amy