I love Hawaiian food. It's a mix of cuisines based partly local ingredients but includes a lot more: native Hawaiian, other Polynesian, Japanese, and Korean, and with mainland influence (such as macaroni salad). In a way it reminds me of Singapore cuisine, because of the blended cultures making still distinct local cuisine. There are also distinct regional cuisines, including of course native Hawaiian.
I am interested in making some of the same foods I had in Hawaii, here in Oregon. Part of the challenge is getting the ingredients. Another part is getting the recipes.
Medium grain rice with fried eggs and shoyu is a wonderful breakfast and I can make that no problem. But when it comes to laulau (yummmm) I haven't found a way to come close to what I had in Hawaii. Kimchi, I can make from scratch. Saimin, ok, been able to make some of that. Yes, I could buy a cookbook, but then which would you recommend?
Any folks outside Hawaii managed to make a pretty good range of Hawaiian food? I'd like to know how you do it:D Mahalo in advance.