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Manapua: A Local Icon

Manapua: A Local Icon

If you ever try to order a Manapua at a Chinese restaurant outside of Hawaii, you’ll get a funny look and a quizzical expression. Manapua are uniquely local and have a fascinating history. Char Siu Bao (or meaty buns when...

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The 10 Best Asian Candies You Need to Try

The 10 Best Asian Candies You Need to Try

1. Li Hing Mui Drops.  Sticky fingers don’t matter when your mouth is singing with happiness. The perfect blend of sweet and salty, this candy is still our favorite go to snack as adults. The salty li hing mui in the...

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The History of Crack Seed in Hawaii

The History of Crack Seed in Hawaii

Hawaiian crack is of the seed variety. It's the original finger licking good snack and our entire state is obsessed with it. Just the mention of crack seed is enough to cause our mouths to water and our lips to...

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Li Hing Mui, The Traveling Plum

Li Hing Mui, The Traveling Plum

  Most of us have eaten Li Hing Mui all our lives, but have you ever wondered just how it got its name? It’s the phonetic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 旅行梅 (leoi5 hang4 mui4), and its literal translation is...

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