Recipes

Hungry? Check this page for island-inspired recipes from Maui chefs and culinary stars. You won’t be disappointed.

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

pickling ingredients
This recipe provides approximately 2 quarts and needs 2-4 days for fermentation.

Lemongrass-cured Salmon

Clever pastry spoons loaded with salmon and roe wowed guests at the 2010 Noble Chef gala.

Watermelon Shochu Cocktail

watermelon cocktail
Japengo general manager Matt Rapping shared this refreshing recipe that uses Shochu, a distillate usually made from rice, but sometimes from sweet potato or other carbohydrate.

Spinach Salad

spinach bacon salad
Add some bacon to your spinach salad!!! Mmmmmmm!

Savoring the Burn

chili pepper water
Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

panna cotta
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Recipe With Fresh Pomegranate and Maui Gold Pineapple.

Prime Rib au Jus

Prime Rib au Jus recipe
Mahalo to Island Gourmet Markets for this tantalizing prime rib recipe.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

chia seed brownies
These gluten-free treats require no baking.

Seafood Pho

best pho recipes
What makes pho so glorious? Can it really cure what ails you?

Salt-crusted Onaga

salt baked fish recipe
Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for his recipe for salt-baked Hawaiian snapper.

Hana Haze

hana haze cocktail
Bartender Eric Martinez from the Four Seasons Resort Maui conjured up this magical cocktail. His choice of garnish was inspired by the lush environment of Hana: a candied hibiscus.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

mac nut crusted mahimahi
Another delicious recipe from Chef Tylun Pang's "What Maui Likes To Eat."

Crantopia Martini

cranberry martini
If you are using fairly chunky cranberry relish, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.

Breadfruit Nog

ulu egg nog
Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2017

holiday test kitchen 2017
Our Holiday Test Kitchen springs from a treasured collection of family recipes that Chef Tylun Pang wanted to share with the world.

Banana Lumpia

banana lumpia
Mahalo to Chef Tylun Pang for this yummy recipe for banana lumpia.

Banana Bread

banana bread recipe
Javi Barberi shares the recipe for Breakwall Shave Ice's rich and creamy Banana Bread with Lilikoi Cream Cheese.

Green Dragon Roll

green dragon sushi roll
Maybe the best maki sushi you've ever tasted!

Namasu with Crab and Ogo

This recipe incorporates English cucumbers, spiked with the crunch of ogo grown by island aquaculturalists. Shredded crab meat adds a touch of luxury.

Ocean Spiced Apple

spiced apple cocktail
Made with Ocean organic vodka. Try one tonight!

Masters of Mixology

mixology
14 island cocktail recipes!

Jackfruit Popsicles

Halo Halo Popsicles
Get a recipe for creamy, frozen coconut-ube-jackfruit popsicles.

Crab-crusted Monchong

crab crusted monchong recipe
Pacific Rim flavors permeate this dish, with furikake flakes mixed into the crabmeat topping.

Corn Tamales

award winning corn tamales recipe
Executive Sous Chef Raymond Nicasio's award winning recipe for corn tamales.

Kula Strawberries Compote

Upcountry Maui dining
This recipe goes along with the Puffy Pancake recipe.

Masters of Mixology 2016

guava cocktail
Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.

On the Rocks

best maui cocktails
The perfect accessory for a stunning cocktail ring? A libation created by Freddie Sconfienza, Starwood Resorts’ 2013 starMixologist.

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