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  • sandy 5:33 pm on January 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    My mom has had her 15 seconds 

    We were preparing the Superbowl party at my mom’s house (usually only the Sunday night regulars)  And then mom says something interesting, she says Will see you on Sunday and I’ll tell you then about the good news.  So we are all wondering, did she get married? Did she win big in Vegas?  We didn’t know what to think. 
    But today I received an email from my cousin Stephanie Lum who is a newscaster for KHNL Channel 8 news.  Seems they had a spot where they brought something special to them for Superbowl Pupus.  She just left this link http://www.khnl.com/global/story.asp?s=9764401
    And when I clicked on it. I saw they mentioned Aunty Dottie, could that be my mom? 
    Yes it was:
    Super Bowl recipes: Steph’s Aunty Dottie’s famous deep fried tofu stuffed with pork hash


    Jan 30, 2009 04:09 PM


    Jan 30, 2009 05:03 PM

    Aunty Dottie

    Stephanie Lum

    Deep Fried Tofu Stuffed With Pork Hash

    • 3 pounds ground pork
    • 1 chung choi (preserved salted turnip) chopped fine
    • 4 stalks green onions chopped fine
    • 1 small flat can water chestnut chopped fine
    • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
    • 1 1/2 tbsp salt

    Deep fried tofu can be purchased at the market under "aburage". The squared ones are easier to cut in half and stuffed.

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Stuff with pork hash. In a pot, add 1 tablespoon of salt to water. Water should cover stuffed tofu allowing at least 4 inches open above as tofu will expand and rise while cooking. Bring water to a boil and reduce heat slightly. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat and drain.


    • 4 cups chicken broth (reserved 1/2 cup for cornstarch mix)
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp shoyu
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 3-4 tbsp corn starch

    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Mix corn starch with the reserved 1/2 cup chicken broth and pour into saucepan stirring and bring to a boil. Add tofu and bring to a boil. Serve in dish or platter allowing space for gravy. Top with fresh parsley or green onions.

    Makes 3 to 4 dozen (depending on the size of the tofu)

    And Now I have her recipe and can make it too.  Sure seems easy.
  • sandy 6:18 pm on January 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    New Years Eve in Hawaii 

    We celebrate New Years like the mainland folks celebrate 4th of July.  I guess it’s a custom cause for the Japanese and Chinese the New Year is to be celebrated with food, drink, family friends and lots of fireworks.  Maybe this was handed down from generations here in Hawaii cause it’s not only the the Japanese and Chinese that celebrate it in such a fashion.  We all do.  As far back as I can remember we do it this way with lots of firecrackers and fireworks.  Just a good time to spend together and now we Karaoke in the back room of my mom’s house.

    At midnight everyone comes out and welcomes in the new year.                           

     And this is how bad the air gets. 

    Looks like fun huh?

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