Hawaiian food has special flavors all its own. Discuss your favorite dishes, like poke and shaved ice, and talk about where to find Hawaiian ingredients and specialties on the island and beyond.

The Hawaiian and Not-So-Hawaiian Histories of the Mai Tai

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

Ono Bakehouse | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In July I finally had enough confidence in my schedule to be able to pre-order from Ono Bakehouse in Berkeley for pick-up. With the opening fanfare, the bakery had been selling out most days and or...

Spam Croissubi at Sunday Gather | Bayview - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last summer Huli Huli became part of the Sunday Family and morphed into Sunday Gather. Still offering some of the Hawaiian plates, a few new items were on the menu when I stopped by to pick up lunc...

Morning Wood | San Bruno

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Two months ago a polite dinner party conversation about Morning Wood, the Hawaiian style breakfast spot in San Bruno inspired a visit to see if this diner could live up to the promise of its name. ...

Daddy's City Diner | Breakfast All Day in Marina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Daddy's City Diner in Marina is the reincarnation of Seaside's City Diner, a much beloved short order cooking institution. It moved to Marina about three years ago to a much larger location in a do...

Keoki's Hawaiian Barbeque Carry-Out | Marina - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last week we checked out Keoki's in Marina (across the street from Grocery Outlet). I'd heard about it from Mom's CPA who lives in Hawaii and I remembered seeing the stand at farmers markets where ...

Kau Kau Chronicles - Vintage Hawaiian Cookbook Recipes Online

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Stumbled upon this website that has preserved and shared in searchable online format recipes from community cookbooks in Hawai'i from around 1950 to 2000.

Liholiho Yacht Club

by Ridge 3 years ago

We went to Liholiho yacht club recently for my husbands birthday. We are pretty picky and more often than not disappointed with high end restaurants in SF. But we were completely blown away by the ...

Kehaulani's Cafe in Vallejo for Filipino & Hawaiian?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Wondering if anyone can share an opinion on Kehaulani's Cafe in Vallejo? It specializes in Filipino and Hawaiian fare for breakfast and lunch. It has also been offering Prime Rib nights on some Fri...

Portuguese Sausage

by luvwine4 8 months ago

Can anyone advise on where in the East Bay, I can buy Hawaiian style Portuguese sausage?

Malasadas in the Bay Area?

by dan k 10 years ago

anyone know of a good place, ideally like the ones from Leonards in Oahu

Tuna Poke @ Santo Market Island Deli | San Jose Japantown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Taking note of the poke shops cropping up, looks like Hawaiian-inspired seafood poke is the up and coming trend. This week I ignored the newcomers and went old school visiting Santo Market (since 1...

Malassadas for Christmas @ The Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The Portuguese Bakery has announced that it's taking orders for Malassadas for Christmas. "Malassada / Filhos Cinnamon sugar or sugar Available Dates Place Your Order for these dates only!...

Hawaiian May Day Festival, May 11 & 12, Pleasanton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

May 11 & 12, 2019 10am to 6pm Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton https://www.kumuhulaassociation.com/mayday

Hawaiian mac salad--dressing clumped

by fogeylv 3 years ago

Hope someone can suggest ways to fix this problem. I was making a "simple" Hawaiian-style macaroni salad. Followed a recipe, and everything seemed to be going well. Per the last step, I covered ...

Warning: Watch out for "Butterfish" in the Hawaiian Islands...

by RWCFoodie 13 years ago

This has been discussed on Chowhound many times but I don't recall seeing it mentioned specifically about Hawaii... I bought some fish the other day that was labeled "Butterfish" in the counter ...

Sam Choy's Poke to the Max opens in San Bruno, Oct 13 & 14

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Chef Sam Choy's SF Bay Area brick and mortar, Poke to the Max, celebrates its opening on October 13 & 14 from 11am to 5pm with live music, dancers and a poke demo by Chef Sam Choy. Poke to the M...

Meadow Gold POG in SF Bay Area

by bestimmt 3 years ago

Anyone know of anywhere that carries POG (Passion Orange Guava) by Meadow Gold in the Bay Area in 2018? Please note, if its not made by Meadow Gold, its not POG. Hawaiian Sun is garbage - way too...

Kelbo's Hawaiian Ribs

by robertamcg 12 years ago

Does anyone remember the LA restaurant Kelbo's? I'm trying to find the recipe for their Hawaiian ribs, but am having no luck! Does anyone have it by any chance?? Thanks in advance!

ISO Hawaiian shortbread recipe

by bakersdozen 14 years ago

I was in Hawaii last year and had some great shortbread from the Honolulu Cookie company. It is the one shaped like a pineapple made with finely ground macadamia nuts. I'm normally not a fan of n...

āina: Hawaiian brunch pop-up (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

āina was closed this weekend . . . and our merry band had to gather elsewhere when we found the lights out this morning. Has anyone tried it? āina 903 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, CA (415)...