Welcome to Foodland Hawaii: Shoyu Chicken Paradise

Foodland Hawaii is an oasis of culinary excellence, where locals, tourists and foodies gather to savor all of the island state’s deliciousness. From sushi and loco moco to tropical fruits, shave ice and poke bowls, it’s all here. However, Foodland’s true specialty is a local classic: shoyu chicken. This simply-prepared, yet deeply flavorful dish is a must-try for those visiting the islands.

Local Flavor

Shoyu chicken has become synonymous with Hawaii in recent decades, though the unique flavor of the dish is a combination of local and international influences. The name “shoyu” is derived from the Japanese word for soy sauce, and the dish is widely believed to have roots in Japanese cuisine. However, Foodland’s chefs also use ingredients like ginger, garlic and green onions, which give their shoyu chicken an unmistakably island flavor.

A Delicious and Balanced Meal

Shoyu chicken is an incredibly satisfying meal, perfect for those on the go. It contains an excellent source of protein in the chicken, and its complemented by a balance of carbohydrates and other micronutrients. Those looking for a lighter dish can opt to serve the chicken over steamed white or brown rice, while those with larger appetites can enjoy it with a side of macaroni salad.

The Recipe: Foodland’s Signature Shoyu Chicken


  • 1 lb., skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • Steamed white or brown rice, for serving (optional)
  • Macaroni salad, for serving (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, vegetable oil, ginger, garlic and sugar. Add in the chicken cubes and stir until they’re evenly coated.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken cubes and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until fully cooked. Once the chicken is cooked through, add the green onions and stir until they’re well-combined.
  3. Serve the shoyu chicken over steamed white or brown rice, if desired. For a more complete meal, enjoy with a side of macaroni salad.

Taste the Difference at Foodland Hawaii

Shoyu chicken is a classic Hawaiian dish, and is sure to make an impression. If you’re ready to try the real deal, look no further than Foodland Hawaii. Their master chefs ensure that every bite of their signature shoyu chicken will tantalize your taste buds. Bask in the flavor and enjoy the true taste of Hawaii!