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Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

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Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li hing mui is a salted, dried plum that has delivers sweet, sour and savory flavors all in one. A powdered form is frequently found in Hawaii, where it is sprinkled on top of sweets like shave ice, pineapples and gummy candy. Just as salty and sweet is a good combination in …

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Hula Pie

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Homemade Hula Pie

The signature dessert at Duke’s restaurant in Hawaii (and other locations) is the Hula Pie. This delicious frozen pie is the perfect dessert to share with friends on a warm, tropical afternoon. The base is a chocolate crumb pie crust, which is piled high with creamy macadamia nut ice cream and then …

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Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI

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Baking Bites at Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI

Shave ice is one of my favorite Hawaiian treats. Unlike “shaved ice,” shave ice is made up of impossibly fluffy ice shavings that melt almost instantly on your tongue. The tiny shavings really hang on to the syrups, so you get a lot of flavor in each bite, not a cone of …

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Rainbow Drive-In, Honolulu, HI

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Rainbow Drive-In, Honolulu, HI

When you are hungry around lunchtime in Hawaii, you want to look for a place to grab a “plate lunch.” Plate lunch is a standard lunch in Hawaii, and it usually consists of a large plate or tray heaped up with white rice, mac salad (macaroni/pasta salad) and/or some other side dish, …

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Leonard’s Bakery, Honolulu, HI

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Leonard’s Bakery
Hawaii is known for many foods. They’re known for having amazing fish, hearty plate lunches, a love for SPAM and lighter-than-air shave ice. They’re also known for malasadas. A malasada is a Portuguese donut, made of balls of yeast dough that are deep fried and coated with sugar. The yeast dough …

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Blue Ribbon Reuben Spam Roll-Ups

Blue Ribbon Reuben Spam Roll-Ups
Everyone has a different reaction when they think about Spam. If you grew up in Hawaii, for instance, Spam might very well be a beloved favorite that you eat several times a week. Hawaii has the highest Spam consumption rate in the country and it has been a staple since WWII, when GIs …

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