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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 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...

Marinated BBQ Kalbi

Mom loves to go all out when it's our birthday and everyone knows that my brother loves his kalbi. Commonly known as short ribs,...

Korean Chicken

Probably my #1 favorite fried chicken dish by my Mom is her Korean Chicken. Korean chicken in Hawaii refers to a very specific dish....

Teriyaki BBQ Pork

Like teriyaki BBQ chicken, teriyaki BBQ pork is fast and easy. It does take a little extra time to thin out the meat, but...

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken

Teriyaki chicken can be found at almost any plate lunch restaurant in Hawaii. It's usually the cheapest meal on the menu because all you...

Fried Saimin With Chicken

Fried saimin is a fried noodle dish that you'll only see in Hawaii. Saimin usually refers to a hot noodle soup with egg noodles,...

Deep-Fried Pork Jerky

Mom's Thai friend brought over some deep-fried pork jerky that she made and we loved it so much that Mom decided to recreate this...

Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is originally a dish from Japan, but it's also commonly found in local restaurants in Hawaii. The usual chicken katsu recipe you...

Pickled Green Mango

Every kid in Hawaii looks forward to pickled mangos in the summer! It's hard to imagine anyone having a "too many mangos" problem, but believe...

Tag: Local Cuisine

Papakolea Is One Of Four Green Sand Beaches In The World

I think it's really cool that one of the four green sand beaches in the world is right here on the Big Island! The chances of this happening give you a really neat outlook on geology and makes you...

Stop At Mahaiula Beach After You Arrive In Kona

Drive north from Kona International airport (KOA) for 20 minutes and you'll reach the first beautiful white sand beach in North Kona. Mahaiula Beach is one of three white sand beaches in Kekaha Kai State Park and it's a...

Hike To Makalawena Beach In Puu Alii Bay

Makalawena Beach is the least visited beach of the three white sand beaches in Kekaha Kai State Park. While it may require a little extra effort to reach, it's not without charm or beauty. If you want to add...

Kua Bay Is The Gorgeous Beach That Has Everything

If you're looking for azure waters and velvety-soft white sand, look no further. Kua Bay is a spectacular sight and as perfect as a postcard. For those arriving into Kona International Airport (KOA) and looking to hop right into...

Kekaha Kai State Park’s 3 Magnificent White Sand Beaches

Kekaha Kai State Park is so much more than just 3 white sandy beaches - although that's already setting the bar up pretty high! You've got a couple of options when you visit Kekaha Kai State Park. If you...