What Is Spam Musubi?

Another popular Hawaiian lunch food and snack are made from a block of rice and a grilled slice of Spam that is wrapped together using nori dried seaweed like the traditional Japanese omusubi. This kind of dish is really simple to create yet provides a unique taste that no one would want to miss especially during luau or other special occasions.

Whenever you visit various convenience stores across Hawaii, you can find these snacks near the cash registers. It can be eaten easily and bring anywhere and is very inexpensive that could fit the budget of anyone. Continue reading “What Is Spam Musubi?”

Simply Kicked-Up Kalua Pig Recipe

Making Kalua Pork is one of the most easiest Hawaiian dishes that you can make – it just takes time. Just like the Lau Lau recipe, when making Kalua Pig, you don’t need to go all out and dig a hole in the ground, gather rocks, ti leaves, build a fire and “imu” the pork. Nope, you can easily make Kalua in the convenient ol’ home oven or a slow cooker.

This recipe is a little kicked up version of Kalua Pork from how others typically make it. But it’s ooh so ono! Thanks to Mike over at T-shirt Printing Hawaii for the awesome recipe! Continue reading “Simply Kicked-Up Kalua Pig Recipe”

Easy Peasy Homemade Lau Lau Recipe

Making lau laus isn’t difficult at all – well, depending on how you make it. But this recipe is a quick, yes quick, and easy laulau recipe that you can make at home. You don’t need an imu (large cooking pit), nor even ti leaves. You’ll just need a few essential ingredients and a pressure cooker and you can make your very own laulaus.

Lau Lau Recipe

Credit to Ben of Hawaii Plumbing Contractors

  • Pork Butt
  • Luau Leaves
  • Hawaiian Salt/Sea Salt
  • Ti Leaves (Optional)
  • Foil
  • Water

Cut the Pork Butt into Continue reading “Easy Peasy Homemade Lau Lau Recipe”

Loco Moco Recipe with a Red Wine Herb Brown Gravy

Here’s a recipe of a modern kicked-up version of the Loco Loco that anyone can make. Simple and easy but full of flavor – just like Hawaii!

Hamburger Patties

  • 3 Lbs. Ground Beef (Preferably an 80/20 ratio)
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Each Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Combine all ingredients well. Make into patties.

Red Wine Herb Gravy
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