HONOLULU Magazine 2021 Gift Guide for Food Lovers: The Best Savory Sauces and Sets

Whether your friends and family are naughty or love spice, you’ll find the right gift for everyone with great taste on your list. Here’s wishing them all season’s eatings.
Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Wasabee

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Aloha WasaBee Spicy Ginger Garlic Lime Sauce

Mega levels of ginger and heat make this a habit-forming sauce that goes on chicken, fish, veggies, rice, you name it. Get extra—it’s so popular we’ve been gifting it for months. –MT


$9 at Bottleheads, 351 Uluniu St., Kailua; $8 at Aloha WasaBee’s booth at Kapi‘olani Community College Farmers Market on Saturdays



Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Easy Que Kailua Green

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Easy ’Que Kailua Green BBQ Sauce

Kailua Green kicks up the heat to a medium Thai curry spicy, full of cilantro with a hint of shrimp paste that brings a layered boost. –RD


$9, 767 Kailua Road, #106, Kailua, (808) 762-3089, easyquehi.com, @easyquehi



Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Fig And Ginger

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Fig & Ginger Grazing Boards

Kapi‘olani Community College culinary graduate Yim Kwok and co-founder Jackie Park make charcuterie deliciously stylish, from a snack-size set of meat, cheese, fruit and crackers packed in gardening pots to an extravagant 12-inch wreath-shaped spread. –CY


$15–$155, (808) 351-3424, fghonolulu.com, @fig.gingerhonolulu


SEE ALSO: The 2021 Frolic Foodie Gift Guide to ‘Onolicious Hawai‘i Treats


Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Naked Cow Dairy Cheese Spread

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Naked Cow Dairy Farm and Creamery’s Holiday Flavors

I love the mango habanero cheese year-round. During the holidays, Naked Cow spins out festive cranberry and pesto versions so you can spread the love—and they’re the only cheesemakers in the Islands who use milk from local cows. –CY


$7.50, multiple locations, nakedcowdairyhawaii.com, @nakedcowdairyhawaii



Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Rice Factory

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Rice Factory Gift Sets

From Hokkaido’s sweet-sticky yumepirika to Yamagata’s umami-rich tsuyahime, taste the subtle differences of freshly milled Japanese rice that transcend the two scoops on your plate lunch. –TO


Starting at $15, 955 Kawaiaha‘o St., #1, (808) 800-1520, the-rice-factory-honolulu.square.site, @thericefactory


SEE ALSO: Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Food and Drink on O‘ahu


Ono Gift Guide Ay Savory Staceys Ulu Dressing

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Stacey’s Garden ‘Ulu Caesar Salad Dressing

It tastes fresh yet indulgent: a balance of creamy, acid and zing that features local ‘ulu. It’s healthier than many other Caesar dressings and it’s vegan. –RD


$9.49, Farm Link Hawai‘i, farmlinkhawaii.com, (808) 286-2330, staceysgarden.com, @staceysgardenmaui