Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i

Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i

by Alana Kysar


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From Maui native and popular food blogger Alana Kysar, this gorgeous cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced local Hawaiʻi food over time: Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Filipino, and Western.

In Aloha Kitchen, Alana Kysar takes you into the homes, restaurants, and farms of Hawaiʻi, exploring the cultural and agricultural influences that have made dishes like plate lunch and poke crave-worthy culinary sensations with locals and mainlanders alike. Interweaving regional history, local knowledge, and the aloha spirit, Kysar introduces local Hawaiʻi staples like saimin, loco moco, shave ice, and shoyu chicken, tracing their geographic origin and history on the islands. As a Maui native, Kysar’s roots inform deep insights on Hawaiʻi’s multiethnic culture and food history. In Aloha Kitchen, she shares recipes that Hawaiʻi locals have made their own, blending cultural influences to arrive at the rich tradition of local Hawaiʻi cuisine. With transporting photography, accessible recipes, and engaging writing, Kysar paints an intimate and enlightening portrait of Hawaiʻi and its cultural heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399581366
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 46,137
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ALANA KYSAR was born in Hawaiʻi and currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their dog, Vienna Sausage. In 2015, she started her award-winning blog Fix Feast Flair, where she shares recipes inspired by her Japanese-American heritage, travels, and life in Hawaiʻi and Southern California. Since then, her photos and recipes have been picked up everywhere from Saveur and Food & Wine to Country Living, BuzzFeed, and Yahoo Food.

Table of Contents

Aloha 1

Regions of Influence 12

Anatomy of a Plate Lunch 20

The Basics 24

Appetizers (Pupu) 37

Shoyu 'Ahi Poke 38

Fried Wontons 41

Maki Sushi 42

Mandoo 47

Lumpia 48

Cone Sushi 51

Sides 53

Mac Salad 55

Chicken Long Rice 56

Lomi Salmon 59

Pohole Fern Salad 62

Poi 65

Pickled Onion 67

Namasu 68

Takuan 69

Kim Chee 70

Portuguese Sausage Patties 73

Cornbread 74

Pork (Pua'a) 77

Pork Laulau 78

Kalua Pig 83

Char Siu Pork 86

Spam Fried Rice 89

Soy-Glazed Spam Musubi 90

Pork Vinha d'Alhos 93

Pork and Peas 94

Portuguese Bean Soup 97

Chicken (MOA) 99

Mochiko Chicken 100

Shoyu Chicken 103

Chicken Jook 104

Chicken Adobo 107

Local-Style BBQ Chicken 108

Chicken Katsu 111

Beef (PIPI) 113

Loco Moco 115

Oxtail Soup 116

Teriyaki Beef Sticks 119

Maui-Style Kalbi Short Ribs 120

Meat Jun 123

Beef Curry 124

Beef Stew 127

Beef Chili 128

From the Sea (Mea'ai Kai) 131

Chinese-Style Steamed Fish 133

Squid Lu'au 134

Fried Reef Fish 136

Local-Style Fish 137

Ginger Misoyaki Butterfish 139

Noodles (Nulu) 141

Saimin 143

Dry Mein 147

Chow Fun 148

Somen Salad 151

Chicken Hekka 152

Pansit 155

Sweets (Mea 'Ono) 157

Liliko'i Chiffon Pie 159

Double-Chocolate Haupia Pie 163

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie 164

Butter Mochi 167

Haupia 168

Sweet Potato Haupia Bars 171

Shave Ice 172

Ice Cake 175

Kulolo Bars 176

Pie Crust Manju 179

Cascaron 180

Malasadas 183

Gau 186

Guava Cake 189

Sweet Bread Rolls 191

Snacks ('Al Mama) 193

Pickled Mango 194

Manapua 197

Pipi Kaula 199

Baked Taro and Sweet Potato Chips 201

Li Hing Gummy Bears 202

Boiled Peanuts 205

Hurricane Popcorn 206

Prune Mui 207

Drinks (Pau Hana) 209

POG 210

Plantation Iced Tea 210

Fruit Punch 211

Mai Tai 213

Sauces 215

Dynamite Sauce 217

Creamy Asian Dressing 217

Papaya Seed Dressing 218

Liliko'i Vinaigrette 218

Guava Dressing 219

Chili Pepper Water 219

Mahalo 220

Index 227

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