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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Pork and Watercress

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Bruce Jacintho
From: Kalāheo

This is probably one of the simplest dinner recipes you will find! All you need is pork, shoyu, oil, and fresh watercress. Simple enough? If yes, then you're ready for a delicious meal – best served with poi or rice.


1 lbpork, thinly sliced
1 bunchwatercress, cut in 2 to 3 inch pieces
¼ cupcanola or vegetable oil
1 cupshoyu


  1. Coat the bottom of the pot with oil and cook pork over medium heat, stirring constantly
  2. Add in shoyu and bring to a simmer
  3. Add watercress, cover, and simmer until watercress is soft

Recipe submitted by Bruce Jacintho, who raises watercress on Grove Farm lands