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Wednesday, June 20, 2001


Philippine recipes

"The Electric Kitchen" airing through the second half of June features guest cooks from the Filipino Women's League.

"Electric Kitchen" airs at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 5 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 2 in Hilo and 14 in Kona.

Here is a recipe from the show. All the recipes, as well as an archive of recipes dating to 1995, are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site,


Ailyn Parubrub Lum

1/2 cup mochiko
3 to 4 tablespoons water
1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 quart water
1/2 pound yellow or purple sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 pound taro, cooked, peeled, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1 cooking banana, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 cup pearl tapioca

Combine mochiko and the 3 to 4 tablespoons water; mix well to make a stiff dough. Form dough into 3/4-inch balls; set aside.

Combine coconut milk, sugar and 1 quart water. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat 10 minutes. Add mochi balls and remaining ingredients. Stirring occasionally, cook for 15 more minutes or until mochi balls and tapioca are done. Serves 10.

Nutritional information unavailable.

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