Chef's Kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
Waialua Chocolate

Waialua Chocolate

Attention, Hawai‘i locavores: Add chocolate to the list of gourmet goodies grown within a 100-mile radius of your home.
Chefs Kitchen Alvin Savella

Killin’ It

Get Chef Savella’s Lechon Pork Belly Recipe in this story featuring Alvin Savella, the 2018 Maui Chef of the Year.
seafood dumplings

Seafood Dumplings? Dive In!

Chef Kristen Dougherty’s disarmingly delicious octopus dumplings won Best of Show at this year’s Kapalua Wine & Food Festival’s Seafood Fest—and did so sans octopi. We print the recipe here in ink.
Oroshigane

Oroshigane, the Japanese copper grater

This local chef uses oroshigane, a Japanese copper grater, to grate fresh Big Island wasabi root for sashimi.
Jojo Vasquez

Agar agar

Chef Jojo Vasquez, assisted by Pastry Chef Ashlie Koehler, conjures up molecular magic with the help of agar-agar.
charred ahi filet

Top Ten Tips from Ivan Pahk

Our 2007 ‘Aipono Chef of the Year shares the secrets to his success--and yours.
homemade dried fruit mix

Dried Fruits-Rehydrated

Tips for incorporating dried fruits in savory dishes.
cameron lewark

L’eau tomate (tomato water)

Introducing tomato water by Chef Cameron Lewark.

Island Recipes

Maui Restaurants

lilikoi passionfruit

A Passion for Liliko‘i

Lilikoʻi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit. While lilikoʻi can be eaten raw, its naturally high acidity makes it perfect for blending into baked goods, frozen custards, and drinks.

Maui Dining & Food Stories