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    The 30+ BEST Hawaiian Recipes

    If you love Hawaiian food like we do, you sure have come to the right place!

    These easy and mouthwateringly delicious Hawaiian Recipes will transport you to the islands with their tropical flavors.

    A combination of local traditions and ingredients, along with influences from both Asia and the US mainland, has culminated in a unique fusion cuisine that is among the world’s best.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing Hawaiian recipes. Your taste buds will thank you for it!

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    Hawaiian Recipes:

    1. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)

    Aloha, let’s get tropical with the popular Loco Moco dish!

    This flavorful Hawaiian delight is your new comfort food. You will love this recipe which is made simply of rice topped with a hearty beef patty and gravy, and then crowned with a sunny-side-up egg.

    Isn’t it awesome?

    Get the Recipe: Loco Moco

    2. Kalua Pork

    Are you planning to entertain? Then make this effortless Kalua Pork and dazzle everyone. This juicy, smoky, incredible, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious pork will be a winning dish.

    You can make any number of amazing dishes with kalua pork, so make your choice accordingly and enjoy it with everyone.

    Get the Recipe: Kalua Pork

    3. Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

    Make Hawaiian’s staple comfort food, Hawaiian Shoyu, chicken and impress everyone at home with this classic dish!

    It’s made with chicken thighs which are braised in garlicky, gingery Shoyu sauce till the chicken is fork tender.

    You will love this one-pot dish. And, you only need few pantry staple ingredients to create this masterpiece.

    Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

    4. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    Enjoy Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with friends and family at your future potlucks or summer parties.

    This excellent cold side dish is made with grated carrots, onions, creamy mayo and macaroni. All together it tastes just super yummy.

    Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    5. Portuguese Bean Soup

    Fooled ya! Portuguese Bean Soup isn’t Portuguese at all! Instead, it’s a hearty and comforting soup that originated in Hawaii.

    With a hodgepodge of ingredients like smoked ham hocks, macaroni, kidney beans, an assortment of veggies, and Portuguese sausage (hence the name), this is one flavor packed bowl you don’t want to miss!

    Get the Recipe: Portuguese Bean Soup

    6. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Now, this Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is brimming with delicious flavors, and it is super fun to make.

    You will relish each and every bite of this gorgeous dish, as it is loaded with sweet, savory, and umami flavors and amazing ingredients.

    Get ready to experience an amazing bowl of tropical fried rice…

    Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    7. Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    Guys, looking for an easy and flavorful summer salad recipe? Then you have arrived at the perfect Hawaiian Chicken Salad!

    This vibrant, colorful bowl is made with fresh and flavorful ingredients, along with juicy marinated chicken. It’s it a great option to serve at your summer events.

    The salad is super adaptable as well, so you can make it your own.

    Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    8. Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    This Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken recipe will be a definitely a keeper! It just needs a few minutes of your prep time, then let the crock pot do all of its magic.

    You will love this super simple, yet very flavorful, pineapple chicken that is at its best with sweet, tangy, and umami flavors.

    The recipe also has an instant pot method, for when you are short on time.

    Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    9. Hawaiian Pizza

    Hawaiian Pizza is one of the most popular Hawaiian dishes, so why don’t we make it perfect at home? Here is the best recipe for yo to cook.

    This pizza is loaded with candied bacon, mozzarella, pineapple chunks, and Italian herbs, making it super duper flavorful. Just enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    10. Hawaiian Style Garlic Shrimp

    Now, make one of the easiest shrimp appetizers at home with this stunning Hawaiian Style Garlic Shrimp recipe!

    This amazing dish is made by simply cooking your juicy shrimp in garlicky, buttery, and rich sauce to make it ultra delicious and flavorful.

    It’s best served with rice, fresh pineapples, or some pasta.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    11. Hawaiian Poke Bowl

    Do you like sushi? Then you will love this deconstructed version, the Hawaiian Poke Bowl!

    You’ll completely get addicted to this splendid bowl, which is loaded with rice, marinated fish, vegetables and umami-flavored sauces.

    It’s just too good to be true, and will be one of your favorite Hawaiian recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ afarmgirlsdabbles

    12. Hawaiian Coleslaw

    Hawaiian Coleslaw will become your new tradition in your summer cookouts, as it’s loaded with fresh, sweet, and savory ingredients!

    It is an amazingly flavorful side dish, made unique by the addition of pineapple.

    Get the Recipe @ tasteofthefrontier

    13. Huli Huli Chicken

    Ok, we have got you a new grilling season dish, a delicious chicken recipe that is famously known as Huli Huli Chicken in the tropical islands.

    In this recipe, the hero is the marinade which has all the beautiful flavors including pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and spices.

    Just grill the marinated chicken to juicy perfection, and see it becomes everyone’s favorite dish of the event.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    14. Hawaiian Spam Musubi

    Hawaiian Spam Musubi is a wonderful treat for everyone who loves to experiment with flavors and ingredients to create a knockout dish.

    This phenomenal recipe is loaded with both awesome flavors and amazing textures, just follow the recipe to the core to make this Musubi perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ cookandbemerry

    15. Furikake Salmon

    We are sure, you have not made your salmon in this Hawaiian version before, which is incredibly healthy and delicious at the same time.

    Furikake Salmon is beautifully covered in mayo and furikake seasoning, making it super flavorful. If you love salmon, this will be one of your favorite Hawaiian recipes for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ pineappleandcoconut

    16. Hawaiian Beef Stew

    Hawaiian Beef Stew is brimming with ultimate flavors. Make this hearty, rich, tangy, and sweet tomato stew with root veggies, and get introduce your new comfort food.

    Serve with hot rice and just devour this flavorful meal.

    Get the Recipe @ littlesunnykitchen

    17. Lomi Lomi Salmon 

    Lomi Lomi Salmon is a famous side dish from Hawaii, and it’s a breeze to make at home with this straightforward recipe!

    It’s basically a cured salmon mixed with fresh tomatoes, scallions, sweet onions, cilantro, and your favorite spices to make it more flavorful. Give this Lomi Lomi a sure try.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyrecipes101

    18. Hawaiian Sliders

    Ham and cheese are a classic, so give them a tropical twist by making these Hawaiian Sliders.

    This recipe is super simple and quick to make, and it will be a perfect contender for your next game day, party or easy dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ bunsinmyoven

    19. Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

    Guys, for an amazing dessert, try this Haupia, also known as Hawaiian Coconut Pudding.

    This flavorful dessert is made with coconut milk and has a silky creamy texture. You can add this amazing haupia to any other of your favorite desserts.

    Get the Recipe @ favfamilyrecipes

    20. Manapua

    Have you ever tried Hawaiian-style char siu bao at home? If not, then you are missing out on major flavors. So we have got you covered with this impressive Manapua recipe.

    This homemade bun dough is stuffed with delicious bbq pork filling, and then baked to golden brown perfection. It’s one of our favorite Hawaiian recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    21. Chicken Hekka

    Recreate a local Hawaiian chicken dish, which is a superb version of Japanese sukiyaki, and is famously known as Chicken Hekka.

    This outstanding dish is made by simmering chicken, a variety of veggies, and noodles along with flavorful Asian panty sauces. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ onolicioushawaii

    22. Furikake Fried Chicken 

    Yet another exceptional furikake recipe for you to try is this Furikake Fried Chicken. You’ll experience the delicious fried chicken ever.

    When you make this Hawaiian version of fried chicken, you will totally get addicted to it, and if you serve it with some sriracha aioli, then it’s like a party in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ foodologygeek

    23. Hawaiian Style Chicken Katsu with Furikake

    One more Hawaiian delicacy you should make is this Hawaiian Stye Chicken Katsu with Furikake recipe.

    This Japanese-influenced dish is made with chicken cutlet that is coated with panko and furikake, then fried to crispy perfection and drizzled with flavorful katsu sauce.

    It’s an epic dish, which is best eaten with hot rice.

    Get the Reccoated in ipe @ littleferrarokitchen

    24. Hawaiian Wedding Mai Tai Cocktails

    This Hawaiian Wedding Mai Tai Cocktail is the signature cocktail in every tiki bar in Hawaii.

    Just try this charming tropical cocktail recipe at home, and get some tipsy tropical vibes going. Cheers…

    Get the Recipe @ pineappleandcoconut

    25. Hawaiian Guava Cake

    Guava is one of the most beloved fruits from the tropics, and this Hawaiian Guava Cake is a great way to use it.

    You will surely adore this guava-flavored soft cake, which is layered with whipped cream cheese and tasty guava gel glaze.

    So surprise your family with an amazing Guava Cake, and see everyone’s happy faces.

    Get the Recipe @ favfamilyrecipes

    26. Malasadas (Hawaiian Donuts)

    Are you a donut fan? Then this Hawaiian Donuts recipe is just for you!

    Popularly known as Malasadas, this traditional recipe makes super fluffy and light donuts that are filled with passion fruit pastry cream and sprinkled with granulated sugar.

    They may be the most wonderful donuts you’ve ever had.

    Get the Recipe @ hummingbirdhigh

    27. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Ribs

    Give your beloved pork ribs a Hawaiian flair by making these amazingly flavorful Hawaiian Pork Ribs in the slow cooker.

    The perfectly succulent fall-apart meat in sweet and tangy Hawaiian sauce makes this dish insanely tasty. This fabulous recipe is going to go in your favorites repertoire.

    Get the Recipe @ acedarspoon

    28. Hawaiian Beef Skewers

    At your next summer BBQ, present these Hawaiian Beef Skewers, and be ready for compliments.

    The gorgeously marinated tender cubes of beef, pineapple, red pepper, and onions are grilled to juicy perfection. We bet everyone will ask you for this superb recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ amandacooksandstyles

    29. Crock Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

    Anything cooked in a cock pot taste out of this world delicious, and these Hawaiian Meatballs are no exception.

    This terrific recipe is all about giving your meatballs spectacular Hawaiian flavors with a sweet tangy sauce, pineapples, and fresh ginger.

    You will totally enjoy this divine dish!

    Get the Recipe @ asouthernsoul

    30. Hawaiian Sweet Rolls 

    Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are the most fluffy, soft, and light bread you can make, with this amazingly no-fail recipe.

    The star ingredients are pineapple juice and brown sugar, which makes them unique and delicious.

    So what are you waiting for? Make your Hawaiian Rolls tonight!

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    31. Hawaiian Burgers

    Lastly, the Hawaiian Burger is the ultimate burger that you have ever come across. It’s a stellar recipe for your coming grilling events.

    The beef patty is topped with charred pineapple, grilled onion, and a delicious pineapple teriyaki sauce. This burger is a sure shot a show stopper.

    All burger lovers, this recipe is a jackpot for you!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandgoodfood

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    30+ BEST Hawaiian Recipes

    This tropical collection of easy and traditional Hawaiian Recipes will transport your taste buds to the islands. We love this quick fried rice:


    • 4 cups cooked rice (basmati)
    • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
    • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
    • 1/2 cup peas
    • 1/2 cup onions
    • 1/2 red bell pepper
    • 1/2 green bell pepper
    • 3 scallions, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped pineapple
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp oyster sauce
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 4 Tbsp cooking oil, divided


    1. Chop ham and all vegetables, along with garlic and ginger. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
    2. Heat wok or large skillet over large heat. Add 3 Tbsp cooking oil. Once hot, add onion, white parts of green onions, and peppers. Sauté 1 minute.
    3. Add carrots, ginger, garlic and ham. Stir fry 2-3 minutes. Add peas, stir and move everything to one side of pan.
    4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp cooking oil to empty side of pan. Once hot, add whisked eggs and scramble until cooked but still soft. Mix all ingredients in pan together.
    5. Add rice along with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Mix well and stir fry 1-2 minutes.
    6. Add pineapple, mix well and remove from heat. Serve and garnish with green portion of green onions.

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