Chef's Kitchen

Chef's Kitchen stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

monchong fish recipe

Monchong with Soba Spaetzle and Curry

This recipe by Chef Joey Macadangdang won Best of the Fest and Fan Favorite at the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.
Three's Bar and Grill in Maui

Three’s Company

A trio of surf-loving chefs is making waves in Maui's dining scene.
raw brownies by Choice Health Bar in Maui

Choosing What Tastes Good

How did a former banker and an anthropology major become accidental restaurateurs? Maybe Choice was Fate all along.
Maui chef Chris Kulis

Command Performance

Chef Chris Kulis offers his recipe for the best opakapaka fish dinner — a crispy-skinned fish with a kale-, sorrel-, and bone-marrow emulsion.
seafood dumplings

Seafood Dumplings? Dive In!

Chef Kristen Dougherty’s disarmingly delicious octopus dumplings won Best of Show at this year’s Kapalua Wine & Food Festival’s Seafood Fest—and did so sans octopi. We print the recipe here in ink.
Maui venison

He’s Got Game

Spago's Chef Cameron Lewark ruminates on what makes undomesticated venison so good—and shares a recipe that meat-lovers will go wild for.
Chef Jennifer Evetushick

Pho, Glorious Pho

Chef Jennifer Evetuschick shares her recipe for a seafood soup guaranteed to win friends.
steak chimichurri

The Ultimate Match

For our annual luxury issue, we asked Riko Bartolome, a private chef in Kapalua, to share the recipe for a wonderful dish we had the pleasure of enjoying at a friend’s home.
Ahi Bruschetta recipe

“Best of the Fest” Recipe

Celebrity Chef Mark Ellman shares his ahi bruschetta recipe, winner of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Best of Fest competition.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
Chef Cameron Lewark

The Romantic Pancake

Chef Cameron Lewark, of Spago Maui, reveals his recipe for the ultimate romantic pancake – the perfect way to show some love to your love this Valentine’s Day.

Holiday Test Kitchen

The staff of Maui No Ka Oi get a lesson from Chef Ralph Giles of Catering from Soup to Nuts, and share his recipe for beef Wellington and sides.
corn pudding

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

Chef Tylun Pang's delicious sweet corn pudding recipe highlights the offerings of Maui farmers.
Kalo crusted Mahimahi

Crusted Mahi Mahi

Mahalo to Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro for this recipe.
sushi chef kitchen maui

MNKO’s Test Kitchen

What would you give for a great island cookbook? Our staff puts local chefs’ recipes to the test.
saffron

Saffron

Saffron, the world's priciest spice, flavors dishes from paella to pilaf.
pineapple grill

Sugarcane Skewers

Chef Ryan Luckey of Pineapple Grill shows how to use sugarcane in style.
snapper

Pickled Maui Onions

Chef David Paul Johnson shares his standout garnish for island snapper.

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
Waialua Chocolate

Waialua Chocolate

Attention, Hawai‘i locavores: Add chocolate to the list of gourmet goodies grown within a 100-mile radius of your home.
maki-su

Maki-su

Add a maki-su, a simple rolling mat of woven bamboo reeds, to your kitchen cache and you’ll be rockin’ the maki rolls in no time.
buddahs hand

Buddha’s Hand

Meet “Buddha’s hand.” Its white, pithy center isn’t bitter like most citruses, and because it has no juicy pulp, you can use the entire fruit in recipes requiring zest.
Jojo Vasquez

Agar agar

Chef Jojo Vasquez, assisted by Pastry Chef Ashlie Koehler, conjures up molecular magic with the help of agar-agar.
homemade dried fruit mix

Dried Fruits-Rehydrated

Tips for incorporating dried fruits in savory dishes.
Oroshigane

Oroshigane, the Japanese copper grater

This local chef uses oroshigane, a Japanese copper grater, to grate fresh Big Island wasabi root for sashimi.
charred ahi filet

Top Ten Tips from Ivan Pahk

Our 2007 ‘Aipono Chef of the Year shares the secrets to his success--and yours.
herb mix

Multi-purpose herb mix

When prepping for dinner at Il Teatro in Wailea, Chef Kulis personally harvests herbs from the restaurant’s garden.

Island Recipes