Monkeypod Kitchen’s Chef Corey A. Waite’s Kim Chee Recipe

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Opens Its Doors in Wailea Maui February 7 2011


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Order our Bulgogi taco. It’s made with shaved pork, marinated in ginger with kim chee sauce, jalapeno and asian pear aioli. I love to make it. My second favorite item is the Hamakua Mushrooms with Truffle Oil Pizza. A must in the Monkeypod Kitchen is cilantro, Hawaiian chili peppers and Hawaiian salt. Almost all our dishes have something sourced from Maui, whether it’s grown or caught.



You need a knife that fits in your hand good and must be sharp. This will save you so much time and effort.



Kim Chee

Our kim chee at the restaurant is great. It’s just cabbage, salt, carrots, red bell peppers, rice wine vinegar, sambal, ginger, garlic, green onion, fish sauce and kim chee base.

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  • Deanna

    Chef Corey,
    I wonder if you could get me the fabulous recipe from your sister restaurant in KoOlina…I had cream cheese pie with strawberries on top. I would love to make it as i live in LA Ca. and just can’t get it out of my mind. They siad it was a secret but I promise i won’t tell if you could send it to me I would be ever so thankful!!!
    Aloha, Deanna