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Archive for August, 2011

August 28 - September 3, 2011

Seared Ahi Poke

Ingredients: 6 ounces cubed fresh ahi 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 sliced white onion Hawaiian salt, add as needed Chili pepper flakes, add as needed Preparation: Marinade all ingredients before cooking. In a hot, non-stick pan,sear ahi poke until medium rare. Toss ahi poke with shoyu and green onions, and place it on greens with…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Going to Hukilau for fine local grinds

When venturing out of the office for lunch, hungry nine-to-fivers often run into a variety of hurdles that can make dining out during the work week a bit unappetizing. But finding an affordable midday meal needn’t be an added item on that already all-too-long list of things to do; simply head to Hukilau for a…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Island spreads meet mochi madness

Made famous for its mouthwatering mochi products, Made in Hawaii Foods breaks the mold once again with its diverse Island Preserve jams, jellies and fruit spreads. Owners Don and Kyoko Akiyama combine the best of both worlds with the Tropical Cheesecake Trio Mochi, a recent innovation that Don describes as a marriage of Made in…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Country Cafe’s plethora of pupus

From bodybuilders looking for some protein following a workout, to business professionals taking a break for lunch, I Love Country Café appeals to all tastes with an assortment of freshly made gourmet offerings and local favorites. Whether dining in, ordering a meal to go, or catering a party or event, I Love Country Café has…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Tasty Lobster Fit for a King

When Lobster King first opened about a year ago, it attracted customers in droves. Perhaps many of them wanted to see if the King Street eatery could really live up to its lofty proclamation that it was the “king” of lobster. Now, a year later, the crowds have not died down the ultimate testimony that…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Spotlighting Savory Sauces

At Fresh Catch, the secret lies in the sauces, and now owner and chef Reno Henriques has bottled these saucy creations for purchase. As one of Oahu’s top spots for “Island-Style” seafood and meats, Fresh Catch specializes each day in serving fresh poke 30 different types, mind you marinated meats, sashimi platters, crab rolls and…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Sam Choy’s

Patrons frequent Sam Choy’s for its casual, cozy atmosphere and, of course, its quality cuisine. The menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, all boasting favorites such as Loco Moco ($10.95), Fried Poke Wrap ($13.95) and Ribeye Steak ($27.95). Customer Mike Maramba recently stopped in for breakfast and enjoyed the food so much that he came…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Sunny Italy In A Dish

If there’s one vegetable under the sun that many non meat-eaters turn to time and time again, it’s eggplant (it’s actually a berry no, really!). Round or long, purple, white and even striped, its subtle flavor is the perfect foil for highly spiced or sauceladen dishes, and it shines in many dishes where meat is…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Take a Sweet Bite of Decadence at La Palme

When it comes to all the sweeter things in life, Patisserie La Palme D’or has got you covered. In 2006, owner Hiromi Tanaka brought this exquisite Japanese pastry concept to Ala Moana Center, and with the help of head pastry chef Akiko Kimura and the rest of the staff, she’s has been able to offer…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011

Dumplings For Days

For a Japanese take on Taiwanese cuisine with a modern and sophisticated twist, enter Jin Din Rou and be ready to take on a dining experience and food journey like no other.

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