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Rediscover Waikiki with a Chinese feast

Waikiki may be known as the tourist mecca of Oahu. But it’s also become “the” place to be when it comes to shopping and dining. With the opening of Urban Outfitters last week, H&M in March, and soon-to-come Saks Fifth Avenue, there are fewer reasons to leave the island. As for food, Waikiki welcomed world-renowned…

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May the ‘odds’ be ever in your flavor

Veganism. When you say that word to many, it’s as if you’re speaking another language. Although, I assure you, it is English! I think back to many a conversation, especially in those early days of the vegan revolution, when I would mention my chosen way of eating, and I would be met with wide-eyed whispers…

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December 14, 2014

Have your fill of surf, turf and more

Makino Chaya draws in patrons from near and far with its promise of an allyou-can-eat, seemingly endless buffet stocked with seafood. Restaurant president Jo Makino is responsible for concocting many of the delicious buffet items. A chef since he was 18, Makino enjoys sharing his culinary passion with his customers. What does Makino like best…

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Warming up to wintertime dishes

Even though our Mainland friends might laugh at this: it gets cold in Hawaii! As the air conditioner turns off and the socks come on, the soups and casseroles that have waited all summer are finally here. Gary Lam, manager of Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, is happy to share the warmth with you. He’s hand-picked…

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December 14, 2014

GRYLT keeps it real

Prioritizing a healthy diet can easily start to feel like an impossible goal while in the midst of our often overly hectic, on-the-go lifestyles. Since debuting in 2011, GRYLT has proven to be a more-than-welcomed breath of fresh air, as the company has made accessible local, fresh and organic ingredients to those who don’t want…

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December 14, 2014 ,

Udon, the New Noodle in Town

Wintertime is the best season to cozy up with a bowl of steamy udon, especially after completing a hectic day of Christmas shopping. While everyone is gushing about ramen this, ramen that, udon is where my true love lies. Sanuki udon, the long, thick, white noodle that is a specialty of the Kagawa region in…

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December 7, 2014

Tidings of comfort food and joy

In recent years, the number of restaurants embracing healthier dishes and local ingredients on their menus has grown exponentially. Kakaako Kitchen (KK), however, has been ahead of the pack since its inception in 1995, thanks to the efforts of owner and executive chef Russell Siu, who has prioritized these ideals at his establishment since the…

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December 7, 2014

Genki Sushi rolls out brand new menu items

At Genki Sushi, it’s all within reach. The kaiten-style eatery puts its sushi and more, front and center on a revolving belt of small plates. See anything that catches your eye? With a myriad of sushi and side dishes, the odds are in your favor. Regulars will cheer when they discover that Breaded Fried Oysters…

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December 7, 2014

New specials make lunchtime wonderful

While Anytime Cafe has dishes that are good for, well, any time of day, lunchtime got even more enticing when the eatery rolled out a lunch special menu several months ago. In an effort to keep lunchtime exciting, Anytime Cafe changes the offerings regularly — and a new set is slated to be unveiled today….

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December 7, 2014

The ‘MAC’ daddy of meat-free

Now, this is the story all about how My bites come fresh from in the ground And I’d like to take a moment, so listen with care I’ll show you how I became a fan of farm fresh fare. In East Honolulu, boiled and braised, In the kitchen is where chef spent most of his…

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