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Archive for January, 2015

January 25, 2015

Hot pot filled with ingredients of aloha

The Islands brim with unique assortments of people and cultures, making Hawaii a metaphorical hot pot all its own. A tried and true comfort food, nabe, originally hails from Japan. Here at Nabeya Maido in Market City Shopping Center both Japanese- and local-style ingredients are immersed into the hot pots, which have attracted patrons since…

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January 25, 2015

Can you feel the love at Wailana?

As the ever-inspirational Mahatma Gandhi once shared, “Where there is love, there is life.” Sometimes we need a little reminder to turn on our “love receptors” and actually tune in to the endless manifestations of love that surround us every day. And if ever our sentimental signals are down, we always can count on Valentine’s…

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January 25, 2015

Hung Won’s Winning Recipe for Success

By offering a host of time-tested family recipes coupled with homemade sauces and authentic preparation techniques, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant continues to delight new and loyal customers in the heart of Kaimuki. Situated on Waialae Avenue, between 8th and 9th avenues, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant serves up delicious Cantonese-style cuisine in a clean, inviting setting….

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January 25, 2015

Plumeria Beach House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pipikaula Reuben ($16, lunch only) When greeted by breathtaking oceanfront views at Kahala Hotel and Resort’s Plumeria Beach House, you almost forget why you’re there; but then the pleasant aroma of delicious cuisine entices your taste buds. The casually chic restaurant boasts a beautiful indoor and outdoor…

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January 25, 2015

All hail the aquatic imaginarium

I can still hear her stern voice ringing in my ears, “Careful now, Miss Miller, you don’t want to let your imagination go getting the better of you, now do you?” Ms. Gray was her name, and she was my elementary school librarian. I was convinced it was her life’s work to ruin my fun,…

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January 25, 2015

Fuel the body with something good

A neighborhood gem, Kenny’s Restaurant is a main fixture at Kamehameha Shopping Center in Kalihi. Since its opening in 1966, many island residents have grown up with Kenny’s, and have watched it grow and prosper with the passing of every decade. The restaurant’s diner-like atmosphere invites patrons to sit back, relax and talk story over…

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January 25, 2015

L&L plate lunches available to the masses

These days, with L&L Hawaiian Barbecue locales conveniently located throughout the island, the eatery has become a go-to for many when it comes to plate lunches. “We are so ubiquitous — we’re everywhere,” says L&L marketing director Brandon Dela Cruz. “You can get a plate lunch from L&L within 20 minutes from any part of…

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January 25, 2015

Savor significantly good sisig

Spicy, salty and a little tangy, sisig hits all the right notes when it comes to snacking. The chopped and seasoned protein is just right for noshing, pint in hand. But, it’s not only for the beer drinkers. At beloved Filipino eatery Max’s of Manila, the popular Kapampangan dish is served in more ways than…

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A New Year in Full Bloom

When observing Hawaii’s culturally diverse restaurant scene, Royal Garden in Ala Moana Hotel ranks high on the list of Chinese eateries serving the most authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine, bar none. The food really is authentic. In China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday of the year. Many businesses close throughout…

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Loco for Loco Moco

It’s nearing the end of January, and while I applaud those who still are sticking with their New Year’s resolutions of following an exercise regiment and making healthier food choices, let’s face it: Sometimes it’s fun to be rebellious, break the rules and forget about counting calories, especially when it’s all for the love of…

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