Here is the classic, Japanese-influenced Hawaiian pork. The Japanese brought teriyaki to Hawaii when they came to work in the pineapple fields, but it was Hawaiian cooks who added ginger and garlic and created a marinade from the glazing liquid.
I’ve always loved teriyaki burgers like the Banzai Burger at Red Robin. Their take is a little watered down compared to this version, which uses CaJohn’s Black Garlic Sauce, nanami togarashi seasoning, and Hawaiian sea salt and King’s Hawaiian burger buns to really stand out. Note that the slaw requires advance preparation.
Anchos are the dried chiles I use most for they have the best balance of fruity, spicy and earthy flavors. Ancho powder gives this glaze its appealing brick-red color and warm—not fiery—flavor. I definitely find that tuna needs intense flavors, like orange and allspice, to lighten it up and show off that meaty texture.