Easy Kalua Cabbage-Hawaiian Recipe (Cooking with Mom)
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This is mother. Thanks mom for cooking for us again. Mom, do you make kalua cabbage a lot back home? I sure do. Everyone loves this dish. It’s not that difficult to make is it? Not at all. It’s actually super easy. Usually Kalua Pork is really complicated to make. It’s a traditional Hawaiian dish. This version is simplified so anyone can make them. Adding cabbage makes it even better. Right mom? That is correct. So let’s start with the ingredients. We first need pork. 1 pound of pork. You need salt. Hawaiian Salt is preferred. But regular sea salt is fine too. You might not find Hawaiian Salt in your area. Next is cabbage. As much as you want. Let’s rub the salt into the meat like this. Again, if you don’t Hawaiian salt, just use regular salt. Make sure to rub it in well. You want the salt to permeate the meat. This is important. You can freeze leftovers too. Oh, I see! We’ll let this sit for about 30 minutes. It’s been 30 minutes. Mom, the meat is starting to sweat. Yes, let’s wipe the excess water off the meat. I’m surprised at how much moisture comes out. Once again, add a little more salt. All we do now is put it in the oven. How long do we cook it in the oven? 40 minutes minimum. Preferably 3-6 hours. 200C (400F) in the oven. 40 minutes minimum. Longer is better. Here it is mom. Cabbage is so good with kalua pork. Let’s put more in dear. Just cut it any way you like right? No need to cut it in a special way here. Time to shred the meat. I’m going to use my hands. I usually cook it longer so it comes apart easier But we’re going to cook it again with the cabbage. Ok, looks like we’re done here. This is fine I think. No oil needed dear. Right. Anymore and it’ll be too oily! Smells good doesn’t it? It sure does! If you want you can add some garlic. My mother likes some crispy areas so she cooks it well. Yes, it’s delicious that way. Remember don’t add additional oil. I can see the meat crisping up. The Kalua Cabbage is done! It looks so good! It sure does! It really does look good. Mom you get the red chopsticks. Thank you. Satoshi gets the masculine one. I’ll use these green ones. Let’s dig in! Smells heavenly! I agree mom. It smells great! It looks good! YUM! It’s really good! YUMMY Don’t you think it’s good mom? Not even kidding! How’s the seasoning? I think it’s perfect! I know right? You don’t want to add anything else. This will go well with hot rice. I want some rice right now. Like my mom said before, you can make this into a sandwich. What else… Make a kalua cabbage rice bowl. Or just eat it like this. It’ll go good with alcohol too. Beer, beer, beer! Beer beer beer! Yeah, that would be awesome! I can’t stop eating this! Want more mom? I’m ok right now dear. Better than I expected actually. Mom, this will be the last video you’ll be doing. You will be going back to Hawaii. You leave this week already. I’m kind of sad but mom please stay healthy and happy. Thank you so much. Thank you for making so many delicious dishes for us. Thank you so much everybody for your hospitality. Thank you so much. Mom, it’s been so much fun. Yes it has! Last year you cooked for us just once. You made us spam musubi. You really didn’t want to be on camera back then. This year you were here for 2 months. You spent most of your time writing down recipes Usually my mom spends her time reading novels This year she was doing recipe research. Trying to figure out what to make next. She tried to remember all her old recipes. Wrote it down and planned for us. This year you worked hard mother. She has read every single comment too! She reads your comments everyday! Like every single day. Thank you all! Thank you! I’ll be back next year everybody. Hmm….I wonder if I’ll be healthy enough to come again? Oh mom, of course you will! Mom is healthier than anyone here! The healthiest in this group at least. Seriously! Thank you!

100 thoughts on “Easy Kalua Cabbage-Hawaiian Recipe (Cooking with Mom)

  1. Oishii so ne Okasan,….😃
    kaeru tokiwa okiostukete kudasai,…nihon matta ite ne…😃
    iruiru oshite ryori arigato Gozaimasu,…!!!!
    matane kachan,…😍🚀🙋💓✌

  2. Love this and seeing your mom! Question can I use Napa Cabbage? cause for some reason I just like the taste better than regular cabbage.

  3. That looks amazing, I make cabbage in a similar way with pork,beef or chicken. Its really delicious and also great for your health loaded with nutrients and Fiber.

  4. Please say "HELLO!" to your mother, Shinichi, and that I am hungry again… I am looking forward to your next video!!

  5. i absolutely love the recipes with your mom she is sooo adorable and i think it's so cute to see you guys interact … this dish looks so delicious i love simple dishes … I'm just wondering what to serve with it besides rice … does anyone have any good suggestions thx 🙂

  6. Shinichi's mother is so awesome! Thank you very much for sharing another recipe with us! I wish you good health and happiness. Look forward to seeing more videos with you.

    ありがとうございます!

  7. いつも楽しく拝見してます。
    お母様のレシピとっても好きです。
    さっそく明日作ってみまーす!

    お体を大切に、また来年、楽しみに待ってます😊

  8. OMG, your mom is such a lovely lady! so thoughtful about the recipes, it shows she really cares! I loved to learn her recipes, super easy to make (pardon my ignorance, I was expecting some kahlua liqueur on the recipe lol)
    I can totally eat this on my diet, but it really marries well with some gohan or even in a sandwich. Can't wait for next year's recipes!!!

  9. I love just love this channel, even though I'm not really interested in all that food stuff 😀

    It would be cool if you guys would make more vlogs and show the beauty of Japan 🙂

  10. Waaahhh! Shinichi-san, your Mom is so adorable! I want to adopt her lol Please tell her thank you so much for doing so many videos for us this time! I hope her trip back to Hawaii was a safe, easy one and I can't wait to see her in future videos.

  11. You're means: "RECEITA FÁCIL DE KALUA. REPOLHO(CABBAGE)-HAVAIANO (COZINHANDO COM A MAMÃE).
    AHAHAHAHA.
    I loved the recipe!

  12. Love watching the three of you. Learn as much recipes from your Mom as possible. I wish I did that with my mom. Your Mom is so cute…maybe she should have a channel too 🙂 Wishing her good health & happiness

  13. お母さまピンクが凄くお似合いです! 日本女性の典型的な控え目で働き者って感じがします♪(指の形が働き者の形してます 。ハイ。 )次回動画でお会いするときを楽しみにしております。いつまでもお元気で~★

  14. Kalua Porkって、豚肉とハワイの塩だけですか?知らなかった!私の母は Kalua Porkが大好きです!
    だけど。。作り方は 40分とか3時間 オーブンに 入ますか?That's a huge difference! haha

    I love your cooking with mom videos~~~

  15. I love the videos with your mom. They're wonderful! Safe travels back to Hawaii and we will see you next year mom!

  16. After an absolutely horrible day, I thought I'd be settling for re-runs of Shinichi's mom cooking videos…..but surprise. Yay!!! What a blessing! Thank you all!! Big hugs!!

  17. お母さんのクッキングショーは可愛らしくて本当に好きです。来年もぜひ沢山のレシピを紹介してくださいね!

  18. What a great and easy recipe. Pork and cabbage are best friends. Your mother was so generous to share so many things with us. What a treat to see her knowledge in videos. It is sometimes hard to know exactly what a recipe implies, but seeing it performed is the best! You guys are great and your lovey mother is a treat to see working. Enjoy your time at home too.

  19. Love it! And yes, over hot rice is the way to go. I've tried it with corn mixed throughout, very good as well 🙂 Mahalo!

  20. Please thank you mother for all her hard work. She's a true gem!

    Hope you guys are having a great time in Hawaii.

  21. Wow this recipe is so easy to make. I can't wait to make it. I'm gonna miss okaasan's cooking videos in your channel. So happy to know she'll be visiting you both again next year. Love to you all!

  22. Oishisou!! I usually cook mine in a slow cooker, but I'll definitely have to try this method out sometime!

  23. お母さんは超かわいいです!美味しい物をありがとうございました。もっとビデオを楽しみにしています。

  24. Okahsan, monosugoku ganbatte recipe wo shokai shite kudasatta no desune. Arigatou. I will be looking forward to seeing you real soon in the future. Ogenki de ne.

  25. ありがとうございます、お母さん!Looking forward to seeing her again next year! 🙂 Personally, I'm not a fan of fatty meat. But, those kahlua pork looks really delicious! I'm not kidding. Lol. I would love to try your mother's cooking! 😀

  26. Aww this is such a cute video! The recipe seems simple enough for me to try! I'll be moving away from the HI soon, and I wasn't sure how I'd get my fill of Hawaiian food away from home. I'll definitely try using this recipe!

  27. 💕💕It is very delicious! !💕💕美味しそう!!素晴らしい💕💕

  28. Kosher salt works well to make a salt crusted pork roast, so I think it might be okay for this recipe. The salt you used reminded me of the Himalayan rock salt.
    I would wrap this in a tortilla, it looks amazing! Kalua pork in about an hour and a half, I'm on it!
    Bye, Mom-chan, be safe. We love you!

  29. 今日は😄 お母さんのお料理、とても参考になりました。美味しそう〜 ハワイアンソルト 今度探してゲットしたいです。
    お母さん また来年楽しみにしています。マハロ✨

  30. カルアポーク作ってみました。肉を裂いて食べると食感が良いですね、肉を食べてる!って感じで何度でも食べたくなります!
    バゲットにのせて食べましたが本当に合いますね。キャベツも多めに入れたのですがペロッといけちゃいました(^v^)
    多めに作って冷凍した分があるのでアレンジを考えて使ってみたいのですが、キャベツと共に酒蒸し解凍→ビールのおつまみで無くなってしまいそうです(笑)
    美味しいレシピをありがとうございました!

  31. I have loved the "Cooking with Mom" videos. Such simple to make, tasty looking dishes. I can't wait for her to come back next year and maybe share some more recipes with us!

  32. Thats yummy! Well i was craving this dish so i went and found a 3lbs tub of Kalua pork but it was $20! And to top it off, i had to sub the cabbage with won bok since the store didnt have cabbage for some reason lol

  33. This looks so ono!!!! I haven't had kalua and cabbage for years since I left Hawaii. This video has made me homesick and hungry !! Thanks Mama-san for sharing this! And to Tabi Eats my new favorite YouTube channel.

  34. I finally made this yesterday, and it came out great! Thank you okaasan for sharing your recipe. It was so simple and it is becoming one of our family favorites! My boys love watching your channel with me, thanks for all that you do!

  35. I'll will try putting salt and waiting the 30 minutes. that seems very interesting. thank you to your mom, she seems awsome!

  36. You'll be healthy as an ox inshAllah =) Can't wait for your new recipes okaasan!! <3 watching you cook is so entertaining!!!

  37. If you want to make real Kalua Pork in the oven.  Get a pork butt and Hawaiian rock salt like your mothers and wrap the pork butt in Banana leaves and wrap the whole thing in saran wrap followed up by aluminum foil and bake the hell out of it.  Oh I forgot, before you seal everything up pour a quarter cup of Liquid smoke onto the meat.  It will taste like it was straight out of the Imu.  In Hawaii, we buy it already made.  Grocery stores sell it in tub form ready to heat and eat.

  38. Your mom is a very good color. I'm Japanese and I love ❤️ authentic Japanese food. I know people from Japan makes very good food. I cook a lot of Japanese food and I try to cook the authentic way but still far from it. I love ❤️ the way your mom cooks her potato salad. I'm going to try that with Japanese mayonnaise and little vinegar with cucumber and ham.

  39. yummy!!delicious food,newest subbie!!great video and content!hope to see more!come check out my channel too!

  40. Thank you for the another delicious recipe. I have pork already made at home. I think I'll get some cabbage and try it tonight! Looks so good. We always eat the pork on sandwiches. This looks like a tasty alternative.

  41. Your Mother is a beautiful Lady, I enjoy all her recipes. I made Musabi for my Family and they absolutely devoured it. Thank you!

  42. Even though you translate afterwards, I love when you do the subtitles. She’s saying a lot. I like when I know the extra stuff that she’s saying.

  43. where can i get this hawaiian salt? is this medium grain or the course one? are they pink color? from the video they appear to be white,,

  44. I’m making this tomorrow. I love your Moms cooking. Delicious and approachable. I made the spam musubi yummmmmm.

  45. This was one of my mother’s most favorite dishes…my heart aches watching this, missing her; so wonderful mommy is still with you to teach & share her knowledge & love…✨🤙🏼✨

  46. I love cabbage! I gotta make this! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us mom! See you next year!!

  47. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make this!!! It looks AMAZING!!😍😍😍
    Also,your mother is SO AWESOME!💜💜💜 Love her responses and the playful way yall interact! And she's SOOOO knowledgeable! I hope I turn out like her as I get older!💜💜💜

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