The thing I love about Hawaii is that there are so many different cultures, which can only mean that there are many different cuisines.
We often give our neighbors fruits or other food items and in return receive something that they have made or food that they have in abundance.
Many people who are friends of the family are called "aunty" or "uncle", something you most never see in Japan (at least where I live anyway).
So our "Aunty" recently gave us a big tub of her homemade guisantes, a Filipino dish. Pork, peas, pimentos, maybe some tomato sauce??...I am not sure how this was made, and this was my first time trying it and mmm...loved it!
My father, who almost always chooses Filipino food when we go to the food courts, loves this dish....I can see why. (Thanks Aunty!)