Chef's Kitchen

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

maui bbq brisket

Smokey & the Bean

Homestyle recipes make this Kihei restaurant smokin' hot.
Jojo Vasquez

Agar agar

Chef Jojo Vasquez, assisted by Pastry Chef Ashlie Koehler, conjures up molecular magic with the help of agar-agar.
chef made tiramisu

Hana Hou, Chef Ho!

For his many contributions to Maui Culinary Academy, this year's Noble Chef honors Stanton Ho, and shares this recipe created by Teresa Shurilla, who says she was inspired by Ho.
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.
Oroshigane

Oroshigane, the Japanese copper grater

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

He’s Got Game

Spago's Chef Cameron Lewark ruminates on what makes undomesticated venison so good—and shares a recipe that meat-lovers will go wild for.
snapper

Pickled Maui Onions

Chef David Paul Johnson shares his standout garnish for island snapper.
Ahi Bruschetta recipe

“Best of the Fest” Recipe

Celebrity Chef Mark Ellman shares his ahi bruschetta recipe, winner of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Best of Fest competition.
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.

Island Recipes

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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