I hesitated for the briefest of seconds when I read the recipe for Chicken and Coconut Milk (pg 54), because I couldn't imagine how the five ingredients listed--chicken breast, coconut milk, chicken broth, spinach, and salt--could possibly amount to much. Lured by the fact that I already had all the ingredients and wouldn't have to run to the store, I forged ahead with it anyway. After all, the teeny intro says "This is a quick Hawaiian favorite that can look as if you cooked all day." Yeah, right. Nice one, Chef Choy. You got me. I should have listened to my gut.
Conclusion: Just okay. We ate our portions, but neither of us went back for seconds.
I have much higher hopes for the next few days, because I've got my eye on several seafood recipes, which, presumably, would be Hawaiian cooking's strong suit. We shall see!