Just a quick Happy New Year to everyone as I get my food ready for New Year’s Eve.

My sister and I sometimes get homesick for Hawaii-style foods, so to help alleviate our ailment she suggested we make some “local style” food for New Year’s Eve. She’ll be making some makizushi (rolled sushi), either pancit (Filipino noodles) or soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles), and char siu bao, a.k.a. manapua (steamed buns w/Chinese bbq pork filling). I’ll be making crispy spring rollsand kal bi (korean style bbq short ribs). I’ll post some photos after everything’s prepared, and will put links and recipes to mine as well as my sister’s dishes (if she’s willing to share her recipes!)

Stay safe, and have a wonderful New Year’s!