Recipes

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

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

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

Creamy Mascarpone

polenta recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this recipe.

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

Passion Fruit Sangria

passionfruit sangria recipe
Mahalo to Maui Winery for this cocktail recipe.

Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Sriracha dipping sauce
Dip is the cornerstone of every solid party spread. For a smooth, creamy sauce, with a spicy kick, give this version a try with your favorite veggies.

2012 Holiday Test Kitchen

We asked Chef Isaac Bancaco to guide us through the preparation of a four-course feast. The innovative chef enthusiastically agreed to share a few of his favorite recipes.

Cranberry Cake Recipe

cranberry cake
This joyous cake is chock-full of tart-sweet cranberries, cranberry compote and a sweet orange icing.

Banana Lumpia

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

Breadfruit Nog

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

Live Spicy Green Soup

live spicy green soup recipe
Mahalo to Chef Tyua Sereda of Joy's Place for this recipe.

Warm Kabocha Salad

pumpkin salad
Mahalo to chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for grilled pumpkin salad.

Pork Loin Rack Roast

roast pork with vegetables
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines of Pacific'O for this recipe.

Watermelon Shochu Cocktail

watermelon cocktail
Japengo general manager Matt Rapping shared this refreshing recipe that uses Shochu, a distillate usually made from rice, but sometimes from sweet potato or other carbohydrate.

Fire and Ice

mango paloma cocktail
Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.

Banyan Tree Thymeline

thyme cocktail
Sip the garden with this refreshing cocktail, muddled with fresh cucumber, thyme and Tanqueray Gin.

Olive Oil Monchong

best monchong recipe
This tasty recipe by Chef Joey Macadangdang won two awards at the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Upcountry Corn Malasadas with Eucalyptus Honey Butter

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

Ko’s Paella

Paella
Pick up some chorizo and chicken to get started on this paella recipe...

Rye Whiskey Cocktails

rye whiskey cocktail recipe
Rye whiskey is an American spirit with a history as old as the United States. More than two centuries later, rye is still sprouting up on Maui in cocktails with tropical fruit and syrups.

Spinach Salad

spinach bacon salad
Add some bacon to your spinach salad!!! Mmmmmmm!

Seafood Pho

best pho recipes
What makes pho so glorious? Can it really cure what ails you?

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.

Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

Mala Ocean Tavern cookbook
This tasty recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep!

Pickled Onion

pickled onions recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this pickled onion recipe.

Crab-crusted Monchong

crab crusted monchong recipe
Pacific Rim flavors permeate this dish, with furikake flakes mixed into the crabmeat topping.

Tomahawk Steak

steak chimichurri
Private Chef Riko Bartolome shares his recipe for his tomahawk steak accompanied by stuffed, tempura fried squash blossoms.

Crantopia Martini

cranberry martini
If you are using fairly chunky cranberry relish, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.

Island Recipes