Chili Pepper Awamori
It is believed by the Hawaii locals that Hawaiian chili peppers came by way of the Portuguese who first arrived in Hawaii in the mid-16th century. It is also the Portuguese who may be responsible for the popular Hawaiian condiment, chili pepper water. The Okinawan immigrants who worked the Hawaii sugarcane plantations in the 1800’s brought with them awamori. The Okinawans then created their own chili pepper awamori to give pizzazz to the different mix of ethnic dishes in the plantation camps. In Okinawa, chili pepper awamori is called Koregusu, a common tabletop condiment used on Okinawa soba, Champuru, sashimi and miso soup. In Hawaii, Aloha Chili Pepper Awamori is widely used on poke and as condiment to dramatically change the flavor of any culinary dish.
Aloha Chili Pepper Awamori, the spice of life on Poke, Hawaii Pupus, and international cuisine.