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Hawaiian-Style Recipes

Condominium Rentals Hawaii is cookin'!

Try these simple,
-licious recipes from our staff and enjoy some local grinds—from our house to yours!

“Maui-Style” Short Ribs

Tried and tested, this finger-licking
marinade is closest to the famous
Azeka’s Ribs Recipe.

4 pounds sliced beef short ribs
2 cups shoyu (if using a premium
shoyu like Kikkoman®, use 4 parts
shoyu to 1 part water)
1 to 2 cups brown sugar (to taste)
1 tbsp. grated ginger (or adjust to taste)
½ to 1 cup chopped green onions (optional)

Marinate short ribs no longer than 24 hours.
Grill about 4 minutes on each side.

Also good with chicken or teriyaki beef.

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“Ono-licious” Banana Bread

2 cups sugar ½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup salad oil ½ tsp. salt
4 eggs 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
2 ½ cups flour ½ cup chocolate chips
2 tsp. baking soda
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix together sugar and salad oil. Add eggs.
Sift dry ingredients together and add
to egg mixture.
Add bananas, chocolate chips and nuts.
Mix well. Pour into two 8 ½" x 4 ½"
loaf pans.

Bake at 350° for about an hour.
Makes 2 loaves.

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Ala’s “Broke da Mouth” Chili Recipe

The following is a SINGLE batch:

1 lb hamburger
½ pkg bacon (or more if you like)
1 T chili powder
1 T brown sugar
½ T curry powder
1 can tomato soup
1 can kidney beans

Season with pepper and garlic.
Cut bacon into small pieces. Fry well.
Drain oil.
Brown hamburger in a pot.
Drain oil.
Add cooked bacon to hamburger.
Add all other ingredients (except
kidney beans) and mix well.
Add kidney beans last so that they aren’t

That’s it!

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Ala’s Easy & Ono-licious
Mochiko Chicken

3 eggs
1/3 cup each of - mochiko, corn starch,
sugar, minced green onions
5 T soy sauce
Garlic, pepper to season

2-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken
(breasts or thighs)

Mix first four items together in a large bowl.

Pound the chicken first to tenderize it; then
cut into thirds so the pieces are not too big.
Add to mixture.
Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight. . .
the longer, the better.
Pan fry in oil.


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Dawn's Top Ramen Salad

1 small head cabbage, finely shredded, or one bag pre packaged coleslaw cabbage.
Bunch green onions, sliced (5 or 6)
4 oz sliced almonds, toasted
4 oz sunflower seeds, raw
1 pkg. Top Ramen,oriental flavor, uncooked and crumbled
2 or 3 chicken breast, cooked, cut up

2 T sugar
3 T redwine vinegar
½ C. oil
Pkg. of seasoning from the Top Ramen

Combine dressing add to the above ingredients.
Serve right away, or chill in refrigerator.

Rona's Mahi-Mahi for Two

Fresh Mahi Mahi:

Cut 2 thin slices about 3x3"

Wrap in foil with 5 Tablespoons of butter
4 Tablespoons of capers, & one lemon, squeezed

Place foil package on grill at medium heat 4 minutes. Flip the whole foil package over and grill for 4 minutes on the other side, and it's ready!

Portuguese Bean Soup

From the Kitchen of: The Sylva -Kiaha Ohana

Portuguese Sausage (Purity Brand, mild flavor, cut in cubes)
4- Ham Hock
Beef Shank
1 cup Elbow Macaroni
2 can Kidney Beans (drained)
1 bunch of fresh Cilantro
(cut stalks off and finely chop the tops)
½ head of cabbage (sliced)
2 Celery ribs (sliced)
Medium turnip (cubed)
3 large carrots (diced)
4 potatoes (peeled & cubed)
1 medium onion (minced)
4 beef bouillon cubes
1 can tomato soup
1 can stewed tomato
~1/2 gallon water (enough to cover ingrediants)
Salt & pepper to taste

Soften ham hock and shank by boiling it. You can use a pressure cooker to save on time. When meat is cooked (may still be firm as it will cook more in pot), remove fat & bone. Cut meat in bite sized pieces and set aside.

Cut Portuguese sausage and fry separately. Drain oil from sausage.

Combine meats, minced onion, stewed tomato, tomato soup, water, bouillon, kidney beans, and vegetables in large pot.

Season with salt & pepper, to taste.

Bring pot to a rapid boil then lower heat & simmer for about 1 hour, until vegetables are soft.

Add in macaroni noodles during the last 20 minutes. When pasta is soft, dish is done.