Summer in Hawaii: A Hawaiian-Filipino Dinner

In-PersonMission, San Francisco


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
hawaiian, filipino
Up until my late teens, most of my summers were spent in Hawaii. I was exposed to cooking and amazing food at a young age by my grandparents and other family members, who all lived within blocks from each other in an area called Moanalua Valley. This meal will be reminiscent of some of the flavors and dishes that remind me of my time spent there.

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Ahi Poke (pok-eh)
Wild-caught and sashimi-grade tuna, cubed and seasoned with chili, red onions, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, Hawaiian salt, and toasted sesame seeds.
The Filipino version of egg rolls. We'll be serving the following flavor with an accompanying dipping sauce: - Chicken Shanghai- with ground chicken and julienned vegetables.
Mochiko Chicken Katsu
Small Plate
Chicken thighs marinated in Mochiko rice flour, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey ginger, garlic, green onions and peppers then dipped in seasoned flour and panko then fried to a crisp. Served with a 3-potato (purple, gold, and red) salad.
Braised Short Rib Loco Moco
Loco Moco is a dish commonly found in Hawaii at fast food restaurants and drive inns . The traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and brown gravy. I'll be preparing my version with a few twists. 5+ hour braised beef short ribs. Topped with gravy made from beef stock. Served with a sous vide slow-poached egg over garlic rice.
Chocolate Haupia Pie
Bottom layer of cholocate and coconut custard cream. Top layer of haupia (creamy coconut pudding) on a crushed coconut/graham cracker/shortbread crust. Topped with crushed macadamia and toasted coconut,


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Summer in Hawaii: A Hawaiian-Filipino Dinner

In-PersonMission, San Francisco
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