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Archive for January, 2017

January 29, 2017 ,

Keeping Up With Kimchee

We all have Korea to thank for creating arguably the most flavorful preserved vegetables in existence: kimchee, in all its glorious forms. Though we’re most familiar with the standard wonbok, or Napa cabbage, variety of the banchan (side dish), there are actually an estimated 200-plus styles of kimchee and a far greater number of personalized…

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January 29, 2017

Minamoto Kitchoan

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Grace Dew and Grace Dew Chocolate (prices vary) Resembling the dew that forms overnight on plant life, Minamoto Kitchoan’s Grace Dew jellies offer delicately juicy bites of fruit-shaped confections, made from Mother Nature’s best. And while these irresistible sweets are at the top of most patrons’ lists,…

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Two dining concepts in one versatile cafe

Step up to the takeout counter at Fairwood Drive Inn or take a seat inside the chic Pho 27 Cafe — at this dining venue, the possibilities are endless! Satisfying every food craving, whether local Chinese food or delicious Vietnamese cuisine, the duo of restaurants in Kaimuki Shopping Center has all bases covered. At Pho…

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Where the new year feasting continues

If you’re still in celebrating the dawning of the Year of the Rooster, keep the festivities going with family and friends at Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. The eatery offers an ideal setting with its wide, spacious rooms, elegant ambiance and authentic Cantonese Hong Kong fare. Open for more than 30 years on the third floor…

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January 29, 2017

All Aboard The Sushi Train

Genki Sushi continues to serve as an innovator in the culinary community after initially popularizing kaiten sushi — the popular Japanese offerings served on a revolving conveyor belt. With its beloved sushi delivery system and an expansive menu that includes daily and seasonal specials, Genki Sushi continues to take Japanese dining culture to new heights…

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January 29, 2017

Rising To The Top

For more than two decades, Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai has been a favorite for its fine array of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s skyline. The award-winning restaurant also has become a tradition for special occasions — from marriage proposals to anniversaries and birthday…

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January 29, 2017

More Than Just Good ‘Brekkie’

Bills Hawaii first made its way to Waikiki in March 2014. Australian chef, food writer and TV personality Bill Granger founded the popular international restaurant in 1993 in Sydney’s Darlinghurst neighborhood. In 2008, he took his business international by expanding to Japan and London. Most recently, Granger brought Bills to Seoul, Korea. Famous for its…

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January 29, 2017

A Filipino Dining Legacy

The restaurant industry is a notoriously difficult one. Failed eateries are so common that it’s considered a victory when one can make it to its first birthday. So it goes without saying how impressive it is that Max’s of Manila is now in its 70s. Its origins stretch back to 1945, when Maximo Gimenez welcomed…

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January 29, 2017

Tempura Has Never Tasted So Good

When seated at one of the countertops at Tempura Ichidai, which wraps around lively tempura-frying stations positioned right in front of you, you can hear the ultra-hot sizzle of the oil, erupting with bubbles as just-battered pieces of tempura are transformed into crispy morsels of joy. Then, all that’s left to do is devour them….

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January 29, 2017

Where happy campers end their workday

While Bakery & Table may be famous for its vast assortment of fresh-baked breads and pastries, the happy hour menu also offers a great selection. “We introduced our new happy hour menu about three weeks ago,” says terrace manager Tennille Kelley. “It features menu items that are $5, $8 and $10; beers are $3 and…

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