Spare Ribs

A Honolulu Favorite
Tender and Savory Rather than Sweet

Cooking Asian dishes with fresh ginger


This is a Hawaiian Fusion approach to Pork Spare Ribs cooked over a grill. This succulent recipe is easy because the ribs are parboiled first, to remove some of the excess fat, which makes them on the lean side.  They will have a tender texture after a short grill time  Also, they will be on the savory side, rather than sweet. Continue reading

Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice

A Pure Vegetarian Dish
Tomatoes Meet Tomato Purée Meets Saffron

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes


This vegetarian recipe from Amritsar, India, uses Basmati Rice. If other varieties of Rice are used instead, the cooking time can be shortened, but the result will be different. Of course Basmati Rice is superior!



Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice



2 cups Basmati Rice (16 ounces) Continue reading

Hawaiian Potted Pork Chops

Kamai’ina Picnic Favorite
Wrapped Meat

This is an Old Kamai’ina way of grilling Pork Chops or other Pork for a picnic and reflects the use of wrapping in old Hawaiian cuisine.

Hawaiian Potted Pork Chops


Thick Pork Chops or slices of Pork Butt
Basil Continue reading