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Archive for March, 2013

March 31, 2013

Ethnic Treats That Put a Smile On Your Face

Max’s of Manila has been a Filipino-food lover’s paradise and is well known for its famous fried chicken and traditional Filipino dishes. The iconic connotation of pancit, sini-gang and lechon often overshadow the desserts, but here at Dining Out, we want to let our readers know about the tasty treats that await you at Max’s…

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March 31, 2013

Big City Diner

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Big City Diner’s executive chef…

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March 31, 2013

Dim Sum & More!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch break or a place to host a banquet party, The Mandalay is the perfect place to go. Located on Alakea Street, the restaurant serves up traditional Hong Kong and Cantonese food in an elegant setting. During lunchtime, dim sum is a popular option. “All of our dim sum…

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March 31, 2013

Sizzlin’ Satisfaction

Perfection — expect it in every bite at each visit you make to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Restaurant Row. “My role is just to make things perfect for each guest,” says general manager Don Asam. To get started, Oysters Rockefeller ($17.95) literally heats things up. A mixture of sauteed spinach, onion, bacon, Parmesan cheese…

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The “Stars” of the Buffet Line

Waikiki is an international destination for those seeking the famous beach and warming sun, but put that aside for a second. Sweet, tender, juicy lobster is what tourists, and locals alike, really crave. So after “lobsterfying” yourself in that famous Hawaiian sunshine, scuttle over to Five Star International Buffet and get in line. The seafood…

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March 31, 2013

Tropics Bar & Grill

Renowned for its picturesque Diamond Head view, Tropics Bar & Grill features island fare that’s not only tasty, but also healthy and locally grown. Locally-sourced ingredients mean truly fresh ingredients, so it makes sense to chef Kapo Kealoha to use them to the fullest. Local ingredients include fish (never frozen), tomatoes, and most other veggies…

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March 31, 2013

Uncover a Forgotten Treasure of Eats

For many locals, Waikiki has become an Atlantis of sorts, serving as “the lost city” for those who avoid its congested roads, parking problems and tourist sightings at all costs. But with some of the best cuisine Oahu has to offer, the area is more than worth diving into. One such culinary treasure is Atlantis…

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March 31, 2013

Japengo

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: STEAMED MANILA CLAMS ($15) A front-runner in Pacific Rim cuisine, Japengo, located within Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, is a must-try for locals and tourists alike. Chef Michael Imada has masterfully perfected the art of taste and presentation, and wows diners with his magnificent creations…

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March 31, 2013

Egan Inoue

It’s Wednesday, and the lunch rush has yet to explode into Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant on Piikoi Street, so I snag a corner booth near the window and consider it the perfect time to catch up with MMA fighter and multi-sport athlete Egan Inoue over pots of hot nabe and a bountiful selection of fresh…

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March 31, 2013

Lighten Up With Chef Chai

When it comes to food, sometimes it just hits you in the face. No, not like a clown wielding a pie, but the reason we eat. We can go on and on about location, ambiance, service … but the reason we eat is quite simple: nourishment. It would serve us well if cooks and chefs…

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