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You Might Be From Hawaii If You...

You Might Be From Hawaii If You...

1. Take your food to the next level. For example, shave alone just doesn’t cut it. You gotta add azuki beans, ice cream, mochi, li hing mui powder, and a snow cap before you’re satisfied. 2. Take off your shoes...

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Li Hing Mui Powder

5 Ways to Use Li Hing Mui Powder

PC: Country Shave Ice 1. As a shave ice topping. No matter what flavors you choose, Li Hing sprinkled on top is a winner!! Check out Country Shave Ice in Kaimuki. They make organic syrups, so we can feel a...

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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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Eat An Umeboshi A Day, Keep the Doctor Away

Eat An Umeboshi A Day, Keep the Doctor Away

If you grew up with a Japanese grandma like I did, then you were probably force fed Okayu (rice congee) with ume whenever you were sick or had an upset stomach. In Asia, rice congee is like the equivalent of chicken...

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