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Archive for November, 2014

November 30, 2014

A Million New Tastes of Asian Fusion

Palates will prosper as Million Restaurant shovels out more bang for your buck. The Sheridan Street eatery is no-holds-barred when it comes to serving the most authentic Korean cuisine, and recently has stepped up its game with a myriad of new dishes. Having established a loyal fan base throughout its more than 20 years in…

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November 30, 2014

Comforting local fare takes flight

New Eagle Cafe has cultivated a tradition of serving up quality, local comfort food since the 1950s — a tradition that current owner Tae Im has been continuing for the last couple of years. Im got his start working at his family’s restaurant, which specialized in Korean fare. “I wanted to strike out on my…

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November 30, 2014

Japanese-inspired Chinese food

Ten years ago, Atsushi Fukuda moved to Hawaii from Japan to open a food concession in Shirokiya called Usagiya offering traditional and local-style bentos and okazu. The food booth has been very popular, but he really missed eating chukaya or Chinese food as it’s made in Japan, noting there weren’t any restaurants like that here…

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November 30, 2014

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Take a closer look at this week’s house special: STONE CRAB CLAWS WITH JJ XO SAUCE ($19.95) JJ Bistro & French Pastry on Waialae Avenue is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of Kaimuki. Owned and operated by executive chef JJ Luangkhot, the award-winning bistro dishes out fusion cuisine that’s Parisian and Asian…

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November 30, 2014

Little Village’s evolving flavors

Little Village Noodle House, the side street Chinese restaurant, has a long and celebrated history of being a secret Chinatown gem. Underrated it is not — its bedecked walls boast various awards and recognition. This holiday season, Little Village continues its quest to update Chinese food to local palates with a special winter set menu…

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November 30, 2014

‘L’ marks the spot for good eats

We all know L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. It’s the destination for fast-food local style. But did you know L&L goes the extra mile and makes its meals from scratch? Couple this with quick service and reasonable prices, and it’s no wonder people can’t get enough. The eatery’s varied menu also means there’s something for everyone. If…

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November 30, 2014

Testing the tasty waters at Canton Seafood

Cruising up to Canton Seafood on Keeaumoku Street, I have to admit I was more than a bit confused, and admittedly glanced down at the address on my agenda just to be sure I’d strolled up to the correct Canton. But no, the street and number was an exact match, and lucky for me, I…

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November 30, 2014

It’s prime time for delectable roasted meats

If you arrive at Asian Mix for lunch by around 1 p.m. on any given day, there’s a good chance the haven for fresh Chinese, Japanese and local-style eats might already be sold out of some of its most popular offerings — soft, succulent and tender roasted meats exploding with flavor. “People have gotten to…

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November 30, 2014

Home Cooking for the Holidays

So just what makes Shiro’s Saimin Haven a household name? Perhaps it’s the restaurant’s philosophy “to serve not too skimpy, plenty tasty homestyle cooking that is priced right for guests near and far.” According to restaurant manager Bryce Fujimoto, the restaurant strives to take care of the community, but treat out of town guests with…

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November 30, 2014 ,

Sausage is the Missing Link

Thanksgiving really snuck up on us this year. Now, it’s day three of leftovers — turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, yams, pumpkin pie — you name it, it’s probably in the fridge. Stuffing is my main dish. No joke. Why? Because of the chunks of Italian and Portuguese sausage, which stand…

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