Recipes

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

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi
This delicate dish won the chefs' competition at Ka'anapali Fresh in 2012.

Green Dragon Roll

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

All About Trout

trout recipe
Enjoy this recipe for Rainbow Trout Almondine courtesy of chef Riko Bartolome.

Natal Plum

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

Masters of Mixology

adult shave ice on maui
Thirsty? We've compiled some of Maui's tastiest and most beloved cocktails and 'mocktails' for you!

Food All Day Wong

fish and eggs
At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.

Braised Kobe Beef Short Ribs

braised kobe beef short ribs
This sumptuous short rib entree was served at the 2011 Aipono Awards Gala.

Monkeypod Mai Tai

tropical mai tai recipe
The Monkeypod Mai Tai is popular is because it is well balanced and refreshingly tart. We also use the best possible ingredients.

Mick’s Margarita

maui tropical cocktails
Mahalo to Fleetwood's on Front Street for Mick's margarita recipe.

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaise recipe
You will need monchong, mahimahi, and skinless red snapper for this tasty Bouillabaisse recipe.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2018: Buono Festa!

Get tasty recipes in our annual Holiday Test Kitchen with a Maui chef.

Tomahawk Steak

steak chimichurri
Private Chef Riko Bartolome shares his recipe for his tomahawk steak accompanied by stuffed, tempura fried squash blossoms.

XXL Fully Loaded Potatoes

baked potato
Ham, cheese, green onions, sour cream. . . these stuffed spuds are sure to steal the show.

ʻAhi Poke

best ahi poke recipe
You will need 2 pounds of sashimi-grade ʻahi for this ʻahi poke recipe from Chef Sheldon Simeon.

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.

Puffy Pancake

puffy pancake recipe
Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark, chef de cuisine of Spago in Wailea, for this great recipe.

Abalone & Hamachi Shooter

Abalone Hamachi Shooter
Try this recipe at home or stop by Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Maui, where it's on the menu.

Poke for days (literally) + poke recipe

poke
This local-style staple is making waves across the Pacific—but the best spot to enjoy poke will always be here in Hawaiʻi. One West Maui eatery is honoring our poke traditions with a tasty twist on "The 12 Days of Christmas."

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.

Kim Chee

how to make kim chee
Get this tasty kim chee recipe from Chef Sheldon Simeon.

Ahi Poke by Chef Ikaika Manaku

Ikaika Manaku
In the kitchen with Mauka Makai's Chef Ikaika Manuku.

Hamoa Lemonade

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

Sansei Special Roll

This delicious sushi roll recipe comes from D.K. Kodama's Sushi Chronicles From Hawaii.

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

Lilikoi Bars

Start drooling... this sweet recipe from The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook will stir your passions!

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

coffee genoise cake
Mahalo to Chelsie Higgins, Chef Instructor at Maui Culinary Academy, for this stimulating dessert recipe.

Seafood Takoyaki Recipe

seafood dumplings
This award-winning seafood takoyaki recipe makes 35 half-ounce dumplings.

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.