As soon as you arrive in paradise, you will quickly realise that Hawaiian dishes are every bit as impressive as the island’s scenery. There is a unique style of cooking here which relies heavily on their Pacific heritage for a feast of meaty, salty, creamy, sweet and starchy dishes.
Want to try recreate some iconic dishes at home? These Hawaiian recipes come from some of the worlds best food bloggers. The best of the best. They have meticulously recreated traditional – and modern! – takes on local foods with superb recipes that are ideal for first time cooks. Make sure to bookmark their blogs and to check out the other treats the cook up.
Time to sharpen your knives, pop the apron on and get into the kitchen to cook up some of these delicious Hawaiian dishes.
1. Hawaiian BBQ Pork Tacos
Hawaiian BBQ Pork Tacos are filled with crispy, spiced pork and topped with an irresistible and juicy Pineapple Pico de Gallo. The ideal summer street taco.
Recipe created by Megan.
2. Vegetarian Poke Bowls
These Vegetarian Poke Bowls are a refreshing, meatless take on this wildly popular and ultra-refreshing Hawaiian dish, complete with marinated tofu!
Recipe created by Sarah.
3. Spicy Kani Salad
Refreshing and simple, this imitation crab salad combines cucumber, mango and carrot in a creamy, light dressing that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
Recipe created by Kellie.
4. Huli Huli Chicken
Huli Huli Chicken is bursting with a tropical sweet and savoury flavour. The marinade is quick and easy, this recipe will leave everyone satisfied. Bring a little bit of the islands home to the dinner table with this delicious chicken!
Recipe created by Kay.
5. Slow Cooker Kula Pork With Cabbage.
The salty and savory kalua pork tastes so good at room temperature, which makes it a perfect option for warm spring and summer nights.
Recipe created by Jennifer.
6. Luau Rice
Hawaiian Luau Rice is a little sweet, a little savoury and little bit tropical and the perfect cure for the dog days of summer.
Recipe created by Healthy World Cuisine.
7. Hawaiian Chicken Fajitas
Not only are these fajitas packed with caramel coated highly seasoned pineapple spears, they have papaya slices inside too. So sweet, but perfectly savoury with the peppers and chili heat and crumbly queso fresco and refreshing cilantro.
Recipe created by Jessica.