Featured Recipes

Some of our favorite recipes!

Bele Under Wraps

bele spinach
Becky sources fresh bele, aka Tongan spinach, and uses it for breakfast.

Banana Lumpia

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

Jungle Juice

cheeky monkey
The Cheeky Monkey transports you to a lazy, gently swaying hammock on Gilligan’s Island.

Natal Plum

natal plum
Get the recipe Natal Plum Holiday Relish for a new holiday tradition.

Hamoa Lemonade

maui lemonade mocktail
Add strawberry lemonade vodka to this recipe to transform Travassa's mocktail into a true cocktail.

Mmmmangoes

mangoes
Mangoes were introduced into the Islands in 1824; today no fewer than fifteen hybrid varieties have taken root.

Cake Noodles Recipe

A delicious Tylun Pang recipe for cake noodles with veggie stir fry.

The Great Pohole Challenge

Pohole Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Pasta
Five award-winning chefs share recipes featuring pohole (fiddlehead fern).

Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi Recipe

steamed moi lup cheong
Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi with Chinese Sausage, Ginger, Green Onions, Chinese Parsley, Soy, and Sizzling Peanut Oil.

High Spirits

Maui Gold Cocktail
Enjoy these cocktail recipes to keep your holidays bright!

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

And the Winner Is . . .

charred octopus
Fourteen Maui restaurants vie for Best of Fest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival’s seafood finale.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2020

Herb and Mustard Crusted Chateaubriand
What are Maui chefs’ favorite holiday dishes?

Coconut Cloud Martini

coconut cloud martini
Create the ultimate tropical indulgence at home with this recipe!

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

Portugese Sausage
Learn how to make homemade Portuguese sausage with this recipe from our dining editor.

Sugarcane Grilled Prawns

grilled prawns recipe
This artistic and tasty prawn appetizer handily won the award for "Best of the Fest" at the 2009 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Joy of Cooking

lobster tails with butter
Chef Alex Stanislaw infuses his food with happiness.

Roasted Vegetables

Lobster vinaigrette with vegetables
Mahalo to Chef Brian Etheredge for this recipe for roasted vegetables with lobster vinaigrette.

Catch a Cocktail at the Marlin Bar

Marlin Bar and Mai Tai
Stop by Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar for a special slice of paradise.

Olive Oil Monchong

best monchong recipe
This tasty recipe by Chef Joey Macadangdang won two awards at the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Prime Rib au Jus

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

Coffee Challenge + 3 Amazing Recipes!

pork tacos Four Season Wailea Maui
Get 3 amazing recipes: Black Sesame Doughnuts, Malasadas with MALA Mocha Sauce, and Hawaiian Coffee-rubbed Pork Tacos with Mango-Coffee BBQ Sauce!

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

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

Birds of a Feather: The Birdcage Bar & Lounge

Fly by night cocktail
No matter what your druthers, the Birdcage Bar and Lounge at Hotel Wailea can deliver.

Maui Onion Shrimp and Lobster Cake

Shrimp Lobster Cake recipe
Mahalo to Chef D.K. Kodama of Sansei, Cane & Taro, and Vino Restaurants, for this delicious lobster cake recipe.

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

corn pudding
Chef Tylun Pang's delicious sweet corn pudding recipe highlights the offerings of Maui farmers.

The Great ‘Ulu Challenge

Ulu chowder
Breadfuit is having a moment. Here are some recipes to entice your palate and please even the pickiest eaters.

Island Recipes

Maui Dining & Food Stories

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.