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Cooking has always been one of my favorite pastimes. However, for many years, my cooking skills were limited only to those dishes that I was used to eating on a regular basis. A few years ago I decided to expand my horizons and challenged myself to learn a new dish from around the world each week. I am proud to say that I completed that challenge and learned a lot along the way. Today, I have decided to start this blog as a way to not only honor my accomplishment, but to share with the rest of the world everything that I learned about international cuisine.


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3 Hawaiian Dishes You Absolutely Have To Try

by Sue Holmes

Hawaiian food is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. In addition to Hawaiian restaurants and making the food yourself, you can even find a catering service in your area that specializes in serving Hawaiian cuisine at your banquet party or potential luau. Read on to find out a bit more about some of the most flavorful foodstuffs in the fifty states.

Lilikoi Cheesecake

For every foodie out there with a sweet tooth, cheesecake satisfies a certain craving. If it is a delectable, easy to eat dish that is also incredibly rich and creamy, you can't do much better – or can you? The Hawaiian take on cheesecake utilizes the lilikoi – or passion fruit – to great effect. The tart fruit's juices smother the top of the cheesecake, with its light and fluffy filling absorbing as much of the juice as it possibly can. The rest of the fruit is then placed on top of the cake, making it not only a delicious dessert dish, but a very aesthetically pleasing one at that.

Loco Moco

If you're a fan of incredibly dense breakfast foods, then you can do no better than this Hawaiian delight. The base of this large and filling dish consists of white rice, which is then topped off with teriyaki marinated beef and an egg cooked sunny side up. The toppings do not stop there, however. Gravy is then poured on top of the entire mixture. It is generally eaten by breaking the egg up and then mixing the entirety of it together into a mash. This is perhaps the final word in Hawaiian comfort food.

Apple Banana Bread

Although this sounds like a type of bread that makes use of bananas and apples, the truth is that it makes use of a specific type of banana known as the apple banana. The apple banana can be found throughout Brazil and South East Asia, but it also grows in Hawaii now. The apple banana is slightly tarter than a standard banana, but still maintains the integrity of its sweetness. This gives apple banana bread a distinct flavor that can only be described as uniquely Hawaiian. It occasionally makes use of other ingredients that are sometimes found in other types of banana bread, such as pecans.

As you can see, Hawaiian dishes are not only flavorful, but they're incredibly unique. Only in Hawaii can you find a litany of flavors – hearty, sweet, and tart – that work so well in tandem with one another.