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Finding Good Bennies In A New York Minute

For a dish as ubiquitous as eggs Benedict, not many people know the story behind this ultimate brunch specialty. Haven’t you ever wondered, who in the world is Benedict? I set out to find the answer to that food-history question, with some time set aside, of course, for delighting in a few unique renditions of…

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May 1, 2016

Eatery beefs up space, menu

Ahi & Vegetable’s Kapalama Shopping Center location (on Dillingham Boulevard) will be expanding this summer with plans to take over the vacant space next door. According to owner Sam Seo, the extension will result in seating for 80-90 customers, double its current capacity, as well as a bigger kitchen facility and additional menu items. The…

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Just Like Home

Fairwood Drive Inn and Pho 27 in Kaimuki offers a unique two-in-one restaurant, with Fairwood Drive Inn serving take-out-style Chinese and local-food favorites, and Pho 27 designed as a dine-in Vietnamese and Hong Kong-style cafe (with take-out also available) serving traditional Vietnamese dishes and tasty Hong Kong-style comfort foods. “It’s like home cooking (at Pho…

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May 1, 2016

Sticking With Sushi

When sushi cravings inevitably come around, Genki Sushi has got all the makings of a solid goto eatery: It’s quick, affordable and has a varied menu that’s sure to have your favorites. The menu is vast, featuring everything from donburi to custom rolls. And with nine locations on Oahu, there is sure to be one…

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Chinese Fare Done Right

Draped in red and gilded in gold stands Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in its entire splendor. Inside, find yourself whisked away to another place with wafting smells of fresh dim sum (served daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and traditional Chinese dishes, which you can enjoy downstairs in the main dining area, or upstairs in the private…

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May 1, 2016

Feasting on the perfect mix of Asian foods

There’s something magical about roasted meat. Maybe it’s the crispy skin, juicy flavors that ooze with each bite, glossy color of the glaze or a combination of all the above. Whatever it is, Asian Mix on South Beretania Street does roasted meat best. “We have one of the best char siu on the island. All…

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May 1, 2016

Where to eat when the hike is finished

Unlike dining in tall buildings, why not give nature a chance and take to the tops of trees in lush Manoa Valley? Treetops Restaurant is most famous for serving generations of locals for more than 30 years with its great service and mouthwatering meals. This much-loved eatery sits on the top level of a two-story…

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May 1, 2016

Ethereal Eats

Hot Pot Heaven opened its newest location in Pearl Kai Shopping Center Feb. 6. Under the command of husband-and-wife team Cosme and Violeta Rivera, the eatery is a proud family operation. According to the Riveras’ son Gerald, the family started out as regular diners at Hot Pot Heaven’s McCully location. They enjoyed dining at the…

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April 24, 2016

Giving mothers the gift of dim sum

If you’re in the mood for authentic Chinese food, head to The Mandalay where you’re guaranteed an elegant dining experience. Located downtown, this eatery is known for serving up traditional Cantonese and Hong Kong-style cuisine. It offers a wide variety of entrees and dim sum, which are served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m….

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Stirring the pot with lunch-buffet special

For hot-pot fanatics looking to make the most of their meal, Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu House’s lunch buffet provides the perfect solution. According to general manager Logan Iwatate, the lunch buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($16.99 adults, $11.99 kids). “For our lunch buffet, everything that comes out on the conveyor belt…

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