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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

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

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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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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February 15, 2015

New chef puts modern twist on top-of-the-line cuisine

Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai welcomes a new executive chef to its team. Edmond Kwok, a local boy who grew up in the restaurant business and has more than 15 years of culinary experience, started just a few weeks ago but has already brought much excitement to the kitchen, and has made noticeable…

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Fare for every palate

With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s the perfect time to entice your taste buds with Seafood Village’s traditional Chinese eats. But even if not everyone in your party is partial to Chinese food, Seafood Village will have something for them, too. “We are in the heart of Waikiki. We have people (come in) from…

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February 15, 2015

Fragrant fare worth getting to ‘nose’

Move over plain salad, Vietnamese restaurant Pho My Lien’s Lemon Beef Salad ($10.95), with its heavy dose of aromatics, is anything but boring. Mixed with chopped romaine, cucumber and tomatoes, and topped with crunchy toasted peanuts, fried onion flakes and parsley, thin-sliced tenderloin is first infused overnight in a potent puree of lemon-grass, garlic and…

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February 15, 2015 ,

Life of Pie

As you may know, this past Monday, Feb. 9, was National Pizza Day. Here at Dining Out, the holiday stretched out, much like a pliable piece of dough, into a weeklong pizza-devouring frenzy! You see, for foodies, few bonds are as strong as a mutual love for pizza. Those three magical words, “I love pizza,”…

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