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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
5. 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…
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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…
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
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.
20. 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!
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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…
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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!
29. 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!
30. 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!
So many tropical and delicious Hawaiian recipes to try. The flavors are all so amazing!
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- 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
- Chop ham and all vegetables, along with garlic and ginger. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
- 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.
- Add carrots, ginger, garlic and ham. Stir fry 2-3 minutes. Add peas, stir and move everything to one side of pan.
- 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.
- Add rice along with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Mix well and stir fry 1-2 minutes.
- Add pineapple, mix well and remove from heat. Serve and garnish with green portion of green onions.
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