Hawaiian Grown "Okra & Ewa Sweet Onions with Pupu Kine Sauce"

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SourceHawaiian Grown Executive Chef Grant Kawasaki
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
45 minutes


Hawaiian Grown "Okra & Ewa Sweet Onions with Pupu Kine Sauce" 


1 lb
fresh okra (rinsed and cut into bite sized pieces)
2 T
chili-garlic paste (any brand)
1 T
sesame oil
1 T
shoyu (kikkoman)
2 pn
katsuo boshi (bonito flakes .aka. dried aku)
1 pn
sesame seeds (white)
1 T
green onion (finely sliced)
ewa sweet onion- small (thinly sliced)


In a medium pot, fill with enough water to cover okra. Bring to a boil. Rinse with cold water, strain, then transfer to a mixing bowl. If the water seems very thick and slimy, thats normal. Okra is meant to do that. If you want to keep all of the okra discharge, do not cut before boiling. Next, add chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, katsuo boshi, Ewa sweet onions, green onions and sesame seeds. Mix well. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


If you want to add any other ingredients like fish sauce or sweeten it with a little honey, please feel free to do so. You may want to try battering and deep frying the okra and serving the sauce on the side. Okra is also delicious pickled and also used in stir fry recipes, and of course gumbo. Find these ingredients, and enjoy this recipe with a chilled glass of Primo, Asahi, Sapporo or Kirin beer found at your nearest Times Supermarket! Shoots Den!


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