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Archive for February, 2015

February 22, 2015

Nutritious food that’s ‘GRYLT’ to perfection

I often hear people say they want to eat healthier, but it’s just too difficult. I understand. We’re all so busy with work and family, that these days many of our eating habits are based on convenience. Well, GRYLT has made healthy eating very simple. Its casual, fast-food-style set up is convenient, and the food…

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February 22, 2015

Tasty treats for just about any occasion

You know those baking shows where they have those impressive, huge cakes that somehow, miraculously take on all kinds of different shapes? Well, at Cake Works, those culinary miracles are commonplace. Chef and owner Abigail Langlas is a pro at concocting the towering treats. After growing up on the Big Island, Langlas attended culinary school…

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February 22, 2015

Swooning over udon

Why are noodle addicts so strung out on udon? Jasmine Stevens recently revealed to me the reasons behind the cult following of the thick, sturdy Japanese wheat noodles. As assistant manager at Iyo Udon, she certainly knows her stuff, from the process of making the noodles to the different ways to enjoy them. While ramen…

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February 22, 2015

Big City Diner

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Hawaiian Island Fresh Fish, BCD Style ($14.99 lunch, $19.99 dinner) Speaking of fresh, the fish featured will be bought at the auction, ensuring that it is locally caught, and will vary according to what is available. Pictured is ahi, encrusted with furikake and seared to perfection….

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February 22, 2015

It’s time to go to Gokoku

Although the heavenly harbor view alone would be more than enough to entice Islanders to come running, Gokoku Sushi — a new gourmet sushi spot making its home in Hawaii Kai — also offers fresh and delectable eats as well. “When a first-timer walks in, they always comment on how beautiful the restaurant is, and…

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February 22, 2015

Hot for Nabe

Instead of a meal for one, Japanese nabe is custom for sharing. Nabeya Maido, accordingly, presents a clean and contemporary, family-style atmosphere. Specializing various hot pot options, Nabeya Maido is the place where “you choose what you want to eat and how much you want to eat,” says co-owner and general manager Kevin Suehiro. The…

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February 22, 2015

Getting fresh with Zia’s

Italian cuisine accomplishes something that most other types of food could only attempt to replicate. It’s marked by very simple recipes — often containing just a handful of ingredients — that manage to deliver incredibly rich and layered flavors. The trick to all this lies in bringing these recipes to life with quality that comes…

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February 22, 2015

A Bakery Gets a Little Sweeter

Tracing back to the 1960s, Larry’s Bakery in Waimalu carved its niche with something sweet. Founded by Larry Yafuso, this family-run bakery, dedicated to scratch baking, operated from a window-front shop for years. Currently, Yafuso’s children — the brother-and-sister duo of Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi — run the business in honor of their late…

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February 22, 2015

Pacific Rim Flavors Converge at Asian Mix

Hawaii is recognized as a unique melting pot of cultures and cuisines, and as diners at Asian Mix can attest, a multitude of tastes and flavors from around the Pacific Rim are similarly blended to craft delicious fare infused with local essences. Situated conveniently at the corner of Beretania and Piikoi streets on the ground…

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Coo Coo for Coconuts

My healthy obsession for coconut has reached its peak, Ono readers! Coconut milk, fresh coconut, coconut water, haupia — you name it, I love it. Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, coconut is renowned for its versatility, and it’s a lovely, healthy addition to your daily diet. Coo coo for coconut, I sought out a…

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