By Cara Fasone
Local Kine Grindz is the Hawaiian-style regional cuisine made up of flavors borrowed from our mixed-plate population. When agricultural workers from around the world came to the islands during Hawaii’s plantation era, they brought with them their recipes for their favorite dishes.
The combination of cultures and flavors not only created “broke da mouth” cuisine, but also fostered a community, which still thrives today.
Before it was cool to be a foodie, I was a fat kid. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world to have a Zip Pac bento for my field trip lunch or to get to choose my favorite tempura and cone sushi at the local okazuya. I love Hawaiian food; from indigenous cuisine like Lau Lau and Poi, to the only in Hawaii dishes that were created during the plantation days, including Saimin, Spam Musubi, and the Plate Lunch.
The Local Kine Grindz section features Hawaiian food stories, adventures and recipes.
New Flavors of Spam Hit the Shelves
Grandma's Banana Macadamia Nut Bread
Tocino Spam is the Best Thing Ever
Easy and Ono Fried Nian Gao Recipe
The Best Hawaiian Butter Mochi Recipe
Liliha Bakery's Chantilly Frosting
Only in Hawaii Fast-food Snacks
Aunty Lillian's Somen Salad Recipe
Pumpkin Crunch, Hawaii's Favorite Holiday Dessert
Hawaiian-style Portuguese Sausage Stuffing Recipe
Loco Moco: the Plate Lunch Ambassador of Hawaii
Hawaiian Poke for Pupu and More
The Best North Shore Shrimp Trucks
Chicken Long Rice: Hawaii's Chicken Noodle Soup
Hawaiian-style Furikake Chex Mix Recipe
Spam Eggs Rice: a Hawaiian-style Breakfast
The "Secret" Westside Dipping Sauce
Green Mango with Shoyu, Local-style
Kakimochi is Hawaii's Movie Treat
Spam: The Hawaiian Comfort Food
Pastele: Presents Wrapped in Tin Foil
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