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Hawaiian Food Glossary

Glossary of Hawaiian food and foods of Hawaii terminology. See also our collection of Recipes from Hawaii.

Glossary of food related terminology often encountered in Hawaii. Hawaii has a very multi-ethnic culture so you will often encounter cuisine and words in Hawaii that originated in Japan, China, Portugal the Phillipines, Korea, Puerto Rico, and many parts of the South Pacific.

A
Achara - Pickle made from grated unripe papaya (Philippines)
Acorda - Poached egg with bread and spices (Portugal)
Adobo - Meat stewed in vinegar and paprika sauce (Filipines)
Ahi - Yellowfin Tuna and Big Eye Tuna (Hawaiian)
Aku - Skipjack Tuna (Hawaiian)
Alaea
Amazu Shoga
Apritada
Arare
Arroz Con Pollo
Arroz Doce
Au - Blue Marlin (Hawaiian)
Azuki Bean

B
Bacalao
Bacalhau
Bagoong
Bahmi
Balatong
Bangus
Banh Pho
Banh
Bao Ji
Bap
Bento
Bhet
Bibimbap
Bibinka
Bird's Nest Soup
Bitter Melon
Black Bean Sauce
Blah
Bo
Bok Choy
Braoas
Broa
Bu
Bulgogi
Bulo Do Mel
Bun
Bunuelos
Butterfish

C
Caldeirada
Caldereta
Caldo Verde
Cha Gio
Chap Chae
Char Siu
Chicharrones
Chicken Luau
Chigae
Chili Water
Chop Chae
Chop Suey
Chow Fun
Chow Mein
Chun
Chung Choy
Congee
Crack Seed

D
Daegu
Daikon
Dak: chicken
Dim Sum
Dinorado
Dinuguan
Doenjang

E
Edamame
Egg Rolls
Esi Fafao

F
Feijao
Five Spice
Fu Young
Fugu
Furikake

G
Ga
Gaeng
Gai Kew
Gai
Galangal
Gandules
Gau
Geow
Ginataan
Gisantes
Goi Cudan
Goi-Ga
Gook
Goong
Grapao
Gratiam
Guay Tiew
Gwaytio

H
Halo Halo
Har Kew
Hapuupuu - Sea Bass (Hawaiian)
Harusame
Haupia
Hijike
Hoi Oab
Hoisin Sauce
Hom Pah
Hong Choi
Hor Fun
Hot Pot
Hot and Sour Soup

I
Imu
Izakaya

J
Jackfruit
Jai
Jook

K
Kai Yat Sai
Kaiseki
Kal Bi:
Kalo
Kalua
Kalua Pig
Kamaboko
Kana
Kang Jang
Kanten
Kao
Kaong
Kare Kare
Karee
Kati
Katsu
Katsudon
Kau Kau
Kaukau
Keaw Nam
Kee Mao
Kew
Khai
Khiao Wan
Khing
Kiawe
Kim Chee
Kinilaw
Ko Cho Jang
Kochu Jang
Kogi Guk
Kombu
Kook Soo
Krung Gaeng Ped
Kulolo
Kung Pao
Kuromame

L
Lad Na
Larb
Laulau
Lechon
Lechon Asado
Li Hing Mui
Lilikoi
Limu: seaweed
Linguica
Lo Mein
Loco Moco
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Lomi Salmon
Long Rice
Luau
Lumpia
Lung Har
Lup Cheong
Lychee

M
Ma-Muang
Maeuntang
Mahimahi
Mahimahi - Thin skin, light pink, firm fish (Hawaiian)
Maki-sushi
Malasadas (aka Malassadas)
Man Doo
Manapua
Mandu
Manju
Mantu
Maui Onion
Med Ma-Muang
Mee Krob
Mei Fun
Mein
Menudo
Mien
Mirin
Miso
Mochi
Mofongo
Moi
Mongolian Beef
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Moo Shu
Moo
Morcela
Morcon
Muk
Mukau - Sickle Pomfret Fish (Hawaiian)
Musubi

N
Naau
Nabeyaki Udon
Naengmyon
Nam Pla
Nam Prik
Nam
Namasu
Namul
Neau
Nigiri
Nigiri Sushi
Nishime
Nori
Nuoc Mam
Nurm Juk

O
Ohelo Berry
Ohelo
Okazu-ya
Okazuya
Okonomi Yaki
Onaga - Long Tail Red Snapper (Japanese name)
Ono Malani - Wahoo Fish (Hawaiian name)
Opakapaka - Pink Snapper (Hawaiian name)
Opihi
Oyster Sauce

P
Paella
Paina
Palu Sami
Pancit
Panko
Pao Doce
Pasteles
Pasteles
Pastelillos
Patis
Pee Pee
Peking Duck
Peri Peri
Pescado en Escabeche
Phak
Phed
Pho
Pinacbet
Pinakbet
Pipi Kaula
Pipikaula
Plate Lunch
Plum Sauce
Pochero
Poha Berry
Poi Olu
Poi
Poke - diced or sliced raw fish with Asian style seasonings
Polvorones
Ponque
Portuguese Sausage
Pot Stickers
Povi Masima
Puaa
Pudim Flan
Pul Goki
Pupu
Puto

R
Ramen - Japanese dish made with quick-cooking wheat noodles
Recaito - Green aromatic puree from Puerto Rico (aka Sofrito)

S
Sa Cha
Sabula de Vinha
Saengsun Chun
Saimin
Sake
San Shien
Sancocho
Sangchu Sam
Sansho
Saparod
Sarciado
Sashimi
Satay
Sekihan
Senbei
Serenata
Shabu Shabu
Shave Ice
Shiitake
Shira Ae
Shoyu
Shrimp Toast
Shumai
Sinigang
Sinsollo
Siu Mai
Soba
Sofrito - Sauce used in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Latin America
Somen
Songphyun
Sopa Borracha
Soupa de Feijao
Soy Sauce
Spam
Spring Rolls
Sticky Rice
Suimono
Sukiyaki
Sushi

T
Taegu
Takaw
Tako
Tako
Takrai
Takuwan
Talay
Tamari
Taro
Taufolo
Tempura
Teppanyaki
Teriyaki
Tobiko
Tofu
Tom Yum
Tombo Ahi - Albacore Tuna (Hawaiian)
Tonkatsu
Tow Goo
Tsukemono
Tuba
Tupig

U
Udon
Uhi
Uku - Blue Green Snapper
Ukupalu - Blue Green Snapper (Hawaiian)
Umeboshi
Unagi

V
Vinha D' Alhos

W
Wakame
Wasabi
Water Chestnuts
Won Bok
Won Ton
Won Ton Soup
Woon Sen
Wor Ba

Y
Yak Kwa
Yak Phab
Yaki Tori Kushi
Yakitori
Yakiniku
Yat Gaw Mein
Yook
Yu Hsiang
Yum Nua

Related Resources

- Hawaii Seafood Council Web Site
- SushiRef "World Wide Sushi Reference" Glossary



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Foods of Hawaii Cookbooks

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