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Fantastic Filipino Food

history of Filipinos in the Hawaiian Islands dates back to 1906, when the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association recruited 15 sakadas—contract laborers from the Philippines—to work on sugar plantations. By this time, Hawaii’s ethnic mix already included many Japanese and Chinese, … Continued

No-Joke Portuguese Cooking

  Portuguese bean soup and malasadas are among Hawaii’s favorite comfort foods.  They came across two vast oceans, part of the important cultural baggage of immigrants from Madeira and the Azores. The Portuguese were leaving home for places like Hawaii, … Continued