Recipes

Hungry? Check this page for island-inspired recipes from Maui chefs and culinary stars. You won't be disappointed.

Chicken Hekka

chicken hekka
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this chicken hekka recipe.

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

Banana Lumpia

banana lumpia
Mahalo to Chef Tylun Pang for this yummy recipe for banana lumpia.

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

tofu scramble
Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

ozoni recipe
Try Japengo Chef Jin's recipe for ozoni, a seafood broth traditionally enjoyed during Japanese New Year.

Upcountry Corn Malasadas with Eucalyptus Honey Butter

corn malasadas
Learn to make honey butter for this corn malasadas recipe.

Coconut Cream Filling

coconut cream filling
Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!

Masters of Mixology 2016

guava cocktail
Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

chia seed brownies
These gluten-free treats require no baking.

Pickled Green Papaya

green papaya achara
After it's ready, you can save Achara for up to 6 months in jars in the refrigerator. Use it as a relish on sandwiches, or add it to lettuce wraps. The extra vinegar mixture can be used as a base in marinades and salad dressings.

Lime in the Coconut

fleetwood's lime coconut cocktail
Fleetwood's on Front St. — which tied for this year's Gold ʻAipono Award for Best Bar — shares a lime and coconut cocktail recipe just in time for summer.

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaise recipe
You will need monchong, mahimahi, and skinless red snapper for this tasty Bouillabaisse recipe.

Cake Noodles Recipe

A delicious Tylun Pang recipe for cake noodles with veggie stir fry.

RECIPE: Coriander and Chili Gremolata Sauce/Marinade

John Sandbach
Texas native John Sandbach pays homage to both Texas and Maui in his culinary creations.

Masters of Mixology

adult shave ice on maui
Thirsty? We've compiled some of Maui's tastiest and most beloved cocktails and 'mocktails' for you!

Breadfruit Nog

ulu egg nog
Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.

Crab Cannelloni Recipe

Taverna Restaurant Maui
Contrasting flavors of creamy cheesiness and bright, fresh tomatoes dazzle your taste buds in this recipe for Taverna’s Maui Crab Cannelloni / Manicotti.

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

And the Winner Is . . .

charred octopus
Fourteen Maui restaurants vie for Best of Fest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival’s seafood finale.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

mac nut crusted mahimahi
Another delicious recipe from Chef Tylun Pang's "What Maui Likes To Eat."

The Great Beer Cocktail

beer cocktails
Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.

Chicken Tinola

chicken tinola
Our dining editor shares a recipe from a Big Island cook for chicken tinola, a soup-based dish from the Philippines.

Coconut Tapioca Dessert

ginataan recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this Filipino recipe for coconut tapioca dessert.

Salt-crusted Onaga

salt baked fish recipe
Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for his recipe for salt-baked Hawaiian snapper.

Ulupalakua Golden Lehua

pineapple wine cocktail
Try this playful cocktail created by Greg Shepherd at Cow Pig Bun. We found it a spirit-driven cocktail with subtle reminders of a mai tai.

Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi Recipe

steamed moi lup cheong
Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi with Chinese Sausage, Ginger, Green Onions, Chinese Parsley, Soy, and Sizzling Peanut Oil.