Authentic Hawaiian Recipes… to warm you up

With the exception of good company, there is nothing that can warm you up during the winter like good food. Bring the tropical goodness of Hawaii into your home with these authentic Hawaiian recipes – easy to make and serve your family!

Poke, an Authentic Hawaiian Dish

Originating from the Hawaiian word which means “to section, cut or slice into small pieces,” poke is a delicious dish made of raw fish. It is often served as a salad, appetizer, or entrée. The traditional fish used for poke is called aku, or more commonly known in America as Skipjack Tuna. Over the years, poke has evolved considerably and there are now many variations of this authentic Hawaiian dish.

This particular version is an authentic Hawaiian recipe for Poke with a simplified list of ingredients. To make poke, you can use tuna, avocado and a combination of seasons you may already have in your spice rack.

While poke isn’t a dish that’s best served warm, it’s a staple item to accompany your sizzling plate of authentic Hawaiian food. You can find more Hawaiian appetizers here.

Authentic Hawaiian Recipe for Poke


  • 1 pound diced tuna
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup diced onions
  • ½ teaspoon thinly sliced scallions
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lemon, juiced


Mix soy sauce, vinegar, onions, scallions, ginger, mustard, mayonnaise, sesame oil, sesame seeds, lemon, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl.

Add tuna and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Dice avocado, making sure the pieces are smaller than the diced tuna.

Add avocado to the poke and stir gently to distribute evenly.

Poke can be served with a green salad, some brown rice, or some pickled ginger. It can also be served by itself, since it is just as scrumptious on its own.

Recipe for Mochi (Strawberry and Peach dessert)

Mochi is a delectable Hawaiian dessert that is of Japanese origin. There are Japanese and Malaysian influences all throughout authentic Hawaiian food. Mochi is basically a rice cake made from mochigome, which is a Japanese short-grained rice. The surprising thing about mochi, not unlike most other items in authentic Hawaiian and Japanese cuisines, is the texture. If the consistency is wrong, the mochi won’t be the same and the authenticity will be lost.

There are many variations of Mochi, and this particular one is filled with caramel, strawberries and peaches. While this isn’t the most authentic Hawaiian recipe you can find for Mochi, it sounds too scrumptious to leave out!

Mochi with Strawberries and Peaches


  • 1 pound mocha flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup caramel
  • ½ cup diced strawberries
  • ½ cup diced peaches


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix all dry ingredients well in a large bowl

Add all other ingredients except for strawberries, peaches, and caramel.

Mix well until everything is evenly distributed and mixture becomes a smooth batter.

Pour half of the mixture into a greased pan.

Glaze mixture with half of the caramel.

Place diced peaches and strawberries over the caramel glazed mixture.

Use the remaining caramel to glaze the fruits.

Pour the other half of the mixture, ensuring that it covers the glazed fruits.

Place in preheated oven to bake for 45 minutes or so.

Mochi can be served with a topping of rich vanilla ice cream.

Now that you have prepared your appetizer and your dessert, it is time for an authentic Hawaiian recipe that will really warm you up! Keep reading for the main dish…

Authentic Hawaiian Recipe for Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is an authentic Hawaiian main dish of Japanese origin, made primarily of thinly sliced meat (typically beef) cooked in a broth along with vegetables. This slow cooking authentic Hawaiian recipe for Sukiyaki incorporates udon noodles.

The flavor is so good, but it’s hard to put a finger on the taste of this soup-like dish. To get amazing flavor in all of your authentic Hawaiian dishes, you can perfect the art of mixing seasonings – or take a short cut with Hula Sauces to make sure you really nail it!

Sukiyaki will become a family favorite in no time. It’s actually fun to say, the kids will likely agree! This dish can be compared to Pho, the ever-popular food trend that Americans can’t seem to get enough of. Sukiyaki is just as good, while staying true to the ingredients and methods of authentic Hawaiian recipes. Even when the weather is cold, this Sukiyaki will warm you right up!

Authentic Hawaiian Recipe for Sukiyaki


  • 1 pound beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ cabbage (10 leaves)
  • 1 pack yam noodles
  • 1 pack udon noodles
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pack enoki mushroom
  • 1 pack broiled tofu
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 cup water

For Sukiyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup sake
  • 1 cup marin
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar


Prepare sukiyaki sauce by adding sake, marin, soy sauce, and sugar to a small pot.

Bring to a boil and then remove heat. Set aside to cool.

Boil udon noodles until they become loose. Drain.

Cut cabbage leaves into 2” sections.

Cut tofu into eight pieces.

Shred carrots.

Place pot on medium heat and add oil.

Place the meat into the pot. Flip meat from time to time to prevent burning. Sprinkle some brown sugar each time you flip.

Pour 1 cup of sukiyaki sauce and ½ cup water into pot.

Place all ingredients with the exception of udon noodles into pot and leave to simmer until vegetables are tender.

Add udon noodles to pot and stir.

Authentic Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce

Scallops from Hula Sauces

Warm up with Authentic Hawaiian Recipes

Add some warmth to cold days and nights! Follow these authentic Hawaiian recipes to easily prepare tasty dishes that your whole family will love. Next time you’re cooking for company, try your hand at making authentic Hawaiian party food and watch your guests rave over the delicious spread.