Cooking Hawaiian Style — the TV show and website — documents and preserves a vital part of island culture: it’s food. Anyone who lives in the islands knows that food — both making it and sharing it — is at the top of everyone’s list of favorable and enjoyable things.
And when we talk food in Hawai‘i, we are also talking ‘ohana as it is with ‘ohana food is enjoyed from baby lu‘au and other celebrations, to potlucks, barbecues, and dining out. Many of Hawai‘i’s best recipes are ‘ohana in origin passed down from generation to generation enhanced or modified according to the tastes and flavors of the time.
Frank and Lanai’s Cooking Hawaiian Style television show invites well-known celebrities and chefs to share their favorite recipes by preparing it while the cameras are rolling. Inevitably, the recipes turned out to be a family favorite or the professional chef talks about how a family member influenced his or her cooking.
They recipes come with stories and notes to ignite fond island and ‘ohana memories.
So enjoy dishes such as Adobo Fried Chicken and Kim Chee Steak along with old stand bys like Teri Loco Moco and Fresh ‘Ahi Pasta, or variations on a theme like the Ramen Burger, Okazuya-Style Chow Fun, and Bombucha Salad with Seared Poke & Liliko‘i Vinaigrette.