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August 28, 2016 ,

Great Food In The Palm Of My Hand

Though we’re constantly surrounded by endless stretches of palm trees swaying in the breeze of our island home, we don’t usually associate them with our diets beyond the oh-so-classic coconut. But palm trees also give us fresh, healthy stocks of heart of palm, which often are found chopped up in refreshing summer salads. How do…

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Deals on Wheels

There are many things to be excited about when it comes to Aloha Gourmet Food Trucks Hawaii. Not only is this innovative concept changing the way locals eat, throw a party and fund-raise, but the idea to unite various top-notch mobile food trucks is just plain brilliant. The man behind the operation is Army veteran…

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August 28, 2016

Celebrities choose this Cantonese eatery

The staff at Canton Seafood Restaurant takes the most pride in authenticity. According to manager He Gong, a majority of the eatery’s clientele are Chinese tourists and kamaaina. “Chinese people know how to taste real Chinese food, and that’s why they love us,” he says. Gong goes on to share that even famous Chinese people…

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August 28, 2016

Get Your Chocolate Fix

Dessert might just be the most important meal of the day, and to satisfy that sweet necessity, look no further than Cake Works. This full-service bakery specializes in everything from uniquely designed cakes and pastries to cup-cakes and macarons decorated like your favorite cartoon characters. (Pokemon macarons have been flying off the shelves lately!) Since…

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August 28, 2016

Local Faves For The Win

If the increase in morning traffic hasn’t tipped you off already, school is back in session, and with that comes droves of hungry college students and, of course, University of Hawaii (UH) sports. At what might be the most convenient location for a wide range of patrons, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue serves students, game-goers and the…

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August 28, 2016

Delicious Classics For All Ages

For Tae Im, owner of New Eagle Cafe, real comfort food should be simple, homemade and filling — and you’ll find plenty of it at his restaurant. Open since the 1950s, New Eagle Cafe is an old favorite, serving more than 100 island classics to the surrounding local community for generations. Not much has changed,…

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August 28, 2016

Mix Things Up At This Takeout Gem

Since opening in 2012, Asian Mix in Honolulu has continued to grow its number of regular customers, including some who have followed owner and manager Daniel Leung from his previous restaurant Panda Cuisine near Ala Moana. Asian Mix offers restaurant-quality food, but in a convenient, takeout setting and at reasonable prices. The menu features traditional…

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August 28, 2016

Giving customers a ‘soup-er’ good meal

When it comes to tasty hot-pot temptations, you can’t go wrong at Sweet Home Cafe. The go-to Taiwanese sensation has been around the dining block since 2008, and shows no signs of slowing down. Although it took on new ownership in January of last year, the cozy eatery — which is tucked into a strip…

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August 28, 2016

Tea Off At Halekulani

Amid our hectic, fast-paced schedules and daily grinds, everyone can benefit from taking time to slow down, relax and enjoy exquisite food in a tranquil setting. Afternoon tea service at Halekulani offers just that, while continuing to be part of the legendary hotel’s top-tier reputation for dining. Tucked away in its own quiet corner of…

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August 28, 2016

Something For Everyone

When he was opening the first Big City Diner in Kaimuki in the 1990s, Lane Muraoka conceptualized the restaurant by thinking of three generations of family members sitting down to eat together. He wanted to ensure that the menu would have something that all of them would want. That’s why you can find a wide…

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