Punahou Portuguese Bean Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by MasakoHI

This is the Portuguese Bean Soup that is sold at the annual Punahou Carnival which is always held in February. It it thick, and delicious! I found this recipe in the Honolulu Starbulletin and have used it with a large ham bone (leftover from Easter dinner) instead of ham hocks. Also, in Hawaii, we can find Portuguese sausage which is the same as linguica sausage.

Top Review by Cory B.

The recipe is perfect exactly how it is, I didn't change a thing and it reminded of our families recipe,perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil ham hocks or ham bone in 2 quarts of water until tender (save stock). Cut meat from the bones.
  2. Bring ham stock to a boil and add the cut meat and all the remaining ingredients except the cabbage.
  3. Simmer for 1 - 2 hours, stirring frequently.
  4. If too thick, add a little water.
  5. Add the cabbage, cook another hour until tender.
  6. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

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