Taro - The Root of Hawaiian Culture

Taro - The Root of Hawaiian Culture

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/22/2019 to Best of Hawaii
The Hanalei Taro Farm is one of the most photographed locations on the entire island of Kauai. Learn more about the farm, what it grows, and the family that has worked the land for six generations.
10 Ways To Eat Like A Local In Hawaii

10 Ways To Eat Like A Local In Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/27/2019 to Hawaii Farm & Food
Enjoy Hawaii’s Most Popular Local Foods One Bite at a Time. “Mixed Plate Edition” digs into the Islands’ renowned array of multicultural cuisines. Check out these 10 ono grindz that top the list of Hawaii’s most popular local food favorites.
Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/4/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Hawaii’s farmers markets have existed nearly as long as island farms and ranches. From plantation era trading and selling to today’s flashier gatherings showcasing agriculture and aquaculture bounty from across the islands, these colorful markets serve up a delicious opportunity to savor the flavors of the Hawaii. Oahu’s mega-popular KCC Farmers Market, where you can meet farmers and innovators who are turning trends into a way of life.
Hau`oli Makahiki Hou! - Eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou! - Eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/27/2018 to Stories Of Aloha
While Hawaii residents may hold to New Year’s traditions like singing “Auld Lang Syne” and setting off fireworks, the state’s diverse ethnic cultures ring in the New Year with foods considered to bring good luck. Traditions and superstitions range from Japanese mochi pounding for good luck to Filipino Pancit consumption to grant a long life.

Here’s a look at eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii that shed light on how culture plays into annual festivities.
Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/11/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Liliha Bakery’s Sweet Success! Their famous pastries and Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee make an ono-licious pair!
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - 6 New Year’s Traditions in Hawaii

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - 6 New Year’s Traditions in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/28/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Hawaii is home to a culturally and ethnically diverse group of people who have created a unique set of New Year's traditions.
Traditional Hawaiian Oven Big Enough for Hundreds of Thanksgiving Turkeys

Traditional Hawaiian Oven Big Enough for Hundreds of Thanksgiving Turkeys

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/3/2017 to Best of Hawaii
If you've ever been to a luau, you're probably familiar with the traditional way Hawaiians cook an entire pig in an underground pit oven called an "imu". But instead of cooking a single pig, you can cook HUNDREDS of turkeys all at once!
We Go Nutty for this Mac-nificent Hawaii Treat

We Go Nutty for this Mac-nificent Hawaii Treat

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/24/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Everyone loves macadamia nuts and about 90% of the world's supply is grown right here in Hawaii. The trees don't grow just anywhere. They require many of the same tropical growing conditions that also makes the Big Island of Hawaii the ideal place to produce premium Kona coffee as well. Take a peak inside the world's largest factory/farm and learn some fun facts about this crunchy, buttery and amazingly delicious nut.
Discover the Secret of Hawaiian-Grown Chocolate

Discover the Secret of Hawaiian-Grown Chocolate

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/31/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Many people already know Hawaii is the only U.S. state able to grow coffee commercially. But did you also know the climate, rich volcanic soil, and unique growing conditions that make Hawaii the perfect place to grow the world's best coffee also provides ideal growing conditions for one of our other favorite foods? Chocolate!
Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi

Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/22/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Tucked away in the outdoor foodcourt of the Ka Makana Ali’I Shopping center is Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi. It may be hard to miss but if you follow the smell of something fried and sweet, you will find it for sure!
Five Things from Hawaii That Will Get You Back On a Plane!

Five Things from Hawaii That Will Get You Back On a Plane!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/22/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Even though we locals are spoiled with being so lucky to live here in Hawaii, we are still able to appreciate the amazing-ness that is Hawaii and can see why millions of people come to visit our home every year!