Lemon Crunch Cake

This lemon crunch cake is studded with bits of toffee, adding a caramelly flavor and a nice crunch to the cake. #lemoncake #layercake #toffee #pastrycream #whippedcream

this lemon crunch cake is inspired by the version from aiea bowl in hawaii, complete with plenty of cake (as dense or light as you want), silky lemon curd and crunchy toffee bits. dear delicious not gorgeous, you turned 5 today!! what?! you’re ready for kindergarten. mama’s gonna cry (but also, don’t call me mama […]

Somen Salad

Somen salad is one of those things that's perfect if you make a few hours ahead. The noodles start to soak up some of the salty/sweet/nutty dressing, and get super flavorful. #somensalad #pastasalad #fishcake #potluck

i think of somen salad as the hawaiian x japanese version of pasta salad. it’s hawaiian in some ways too, but mac salad screams hawaiian more than somen salad. anyways, i tend to associate pasta salad with summers (and leftovers lol), so it felt like a good time to give this post, originally published in […]

Berry Eton Mess

Mise en place all your components, and assembly for this berry eton mess is a breeze. #meringues #etonmess #blueberries #corn

this berry eton mess has some corn too, because why not?! it’s summer. i’m an adult now. let me re-phrase that: i started a full-time job last week. i still live at home and i received my horizontal license a bare few months ago, so i’m not an adult yet. but more of an adult […]

Hurricane Popcorn

Try hurricane popcorn, a Hawaiian snack with Japanese seaweed and rice crackers. It's the perfect snack for those who love something a little crispy, a little crunchy. #furikake #popcorn #snackideas #hawaiian

hurricane popcorn is a hawaiian popcorn snack, full of crunchy arare (japanese rice crackers) and furikake (japanese seaweed seasoning). it’s crunchy and crispy and buttery and nutty and so addictive that you could polish off a batch by yourself! i’m normally not a movie person; i tend towards youtube videos (hi, dance videos) like the […]