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Hawaiian Food Los Angeles

Broken Mouth SPAM Musubi

Anything but poke. At this point, it’s great to see people serve Hawaiian food and pivot from a trend that’s draining the seas. At Broken Mouth in DTLA’s Fashion District, Hawaiian-born chef husband Timothy...
Hawaiian Food Los Angeles

Rutt’s Hawaiian Café Fried Saimin

Outside of the South Bay (and the recent poke craze), L.A. isn’t particularly well known for Hawaiian food. That said, more people visit Hawaii from L.A. than any other place, so some island flavors...
Hawaiian Food San Francisco

Liholiho Yacht Club SPAM Rice

Rarely do you find a serious commitment to Hawaiian cuisine outside of the Hawaiian islands. However, at Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco’s Tendernob, Hawaiian-born chef Ravi Kapur and wife April Dawn Storm demonstrate...
Chef New York City

What Makes Hawaiian Food Special?

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has become a magnet for mainland chefs in the multi-island event’s first five years. At HFWF15 in Kāʻanapali, during a round-robin media session at Hula Grill at Whalers Village,...
Hawaiian Food Kauai

Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. Lau Lau

The Haraguchi family has been an agricultural institution on Kauai’s north shore for over 100 years, starting with rice, and later focusing on taro. During my visit to Hanalei, fifth-generation farmer Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama led...
Pork Honolulu

Alicia’s Market Suckling Pig

“Broke da mouth” didn’t sound promising, but the saying on the front door of Honolulu is also a badge of honor in Pidgen. The phrase refers to food that tastes so good that bites...