About Mangoes And Palm Trees

me and my hubs
Hi! I’m Christy.
I’m just a California girl who craves tropical food, cooks Polynesian and Pac-Rim dishes – and loves to shop for my kitchen. In fact, everything I do in my life somehow revolves around cooking and the ocean, which is where I was raised, got married and live right now (lucky me). I even work for a Florida company!

On this blog, I write about my favorite Asian, Hawaiian and Polynesian recipes and tropical drink recipes – of which there are many. I grew up in Hawaii and now live in sunny California. Even though California is awesome for shopping and food variety, I do miss grocery shopping in Hawaii. The fruit there is just so fresh, and there are lots of rare items that I can’t find in CA.





  1. Sara
    October 28 @ 5:28 pm

    Chocolate chip cookie and ice cream cake recipe
    I have been making this recipe many times and it is definitely a favorite in my house!
    I have never printed it – only pulled it up on your site. I went to make it the other day and it won’t bring me back to that page. It brings me to a different recipe.
    Is there any way you could post it again?
    Thank you.

  2. Ana
    December 21 @ 6:01 pm

    Hi! Mi name is Ana from Puerto Rico!
    Please I need Guava Coconut Crumble Bar Recipe.
    Thank you

  3. Maureen
    December 28 @ 4:02 pm

    Hi! I clipped a recipe of Senorita bread before from your blog. Now it’s gone. I was wondering if you moved it and where it is now. I’m craving for senorita bread! Thanks!

  4. Brandi
    February 11 @ 11:45 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. Last year you had a chocolate chip ice cream cake with a homemade caramel ice cream. Will you please post it again or email it to me. My daughter does not like traditional cake but absolutely loves this ice cream cake. She is requesting it again this year. Thank you, Brandi

  5. Chris
    March 29 @ 1:38 pm

    Trying to find the Almond Butter Greek Yogurt Cheesecake recipe from Pinteret. I pinned it but cannot ffindit. Can you send it to me please. Thanks, Chris

  6. Cynthi
    April 12 @ 12:07 am

    I was wondering if you have a recipe for the red hot syrup like at Ululani’s.
    We were there in August 2013 and fell in love w/Ululani’s Shave ice. My husband and I were there for 17 days & each of us filled 2 cards in that time. (=
    If you have a recipe for that particular syrup, I would be so grateful.
    Thank you,

  7. Rick Keanu Man
    April 20 @ 12:39 am

    Aloha Christy!

    Nice web page and Mahalo for sharing some of your recipes. I am an avid cook too regarding all things Hawaiian. Originally from Honolulu and now in Houston, Texas with my 2 Sons and wife. We just retired, Sylvia with United Airlines 41 years as a flight attendant and I just retired with Bank of America. I am looking at opening a Shaved Ice stand here in Houston and there are several already, but, you know how the Matsumoto and Ululani are so popular that I know it will be a success for sure.

    So I am doing my homework/research to test the market here in Houston. Mahalo for the recipe, I already suspected that there was always a hint of vanilla extract in Matsumoto Shave Ice product.

    I will keep you posted.

    Warmest Aloha
    Rick Man
    Houston, Texas

  8. MangoCrazy
    June 2 @ 1:01 am


    Sorry for the really late reply (been off the grid + working hard for past few weeks).

    The red hot syrup is great. But I don’t have the recipe – I think they keep that one a secret. If you find it, please drop me a line!


  9. MangoCrazy
    June 2 @ 1:04 am

    Hi Rick.

    Houston is a great place to open a Shaved Ice stand – it’s really sticky hot during the summer down there, I hear. Let me know how your recipes fare in TX.

    Best of luck with the new venture!



  10. Anonymous
    June 3 @ 2:43 am

    i bet this recipe is gonna turn out great


  11. Debbie
    August 4 @ 8:15 pm

    My family visited Maui in July and fell in love with “shave ice!” I am looking for a home machine that really shaves the ice. Can you tell me what you use? I tried the Margarita machine and it is not close enough to the wonderful Hawaiian shave ice. Mahalo for your recipes!


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