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Chef shares passion for fusion cuisine

At JJ Bistro and French Pastry, according to chef and owner JJ Luangkhot, “Dessert comes first.” And indeed, when you walk into the Kaimuki bistro, the first thing you’ll notice is a tantalizing display case filled with various pastries. But to overlook the rest of the menu — the restaurant also boasts pizza, sandwiches, pasta,…

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Dine away on delectable duck

Located on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant has made its mark in the local community for more than 30 years, with its shareable platters of noodles, seafood and meats, along with craveable dim sum. “We see a lot of Hong Kong VIPs dining at our restaurant, and local Chinese…

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June 26, 2016

Summertime, And The Eating Is Easy

Summer has officially started, and although that might mean time off for keiki, parents may be getting busier as they chauffeur their kids to and from sporting events and other activities. Max’s of Manila is making mealtime a little easier for everyone with its Summer Treat To Go special. Available now until the end of…

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June 26, 2016 ,

Wagyu Wonderment

In the world of carnivores, the latest craze is wagyu beef, one of the hottest imported items around that has been appearing in upscale yakiniku restaurants and top-notch steak houses here in the Islands. Wagyu translates to “Japanese cow,” and the variety we’re most familiar with is Kobe beef — although that is just one…

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Hotel to undergo exciting renovations

Starting this week, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki will begin renovations to Prince Court restaurant, as well as its guest rooms, lobby and public areas. Its ballrooms also are scheduled for renovations starting early 2017 and are slated to be finished in mid-March. The hotel will remain open during renovations, and when completed, guests can enjoy…

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June 26, 2016

A Kalua-Pig Haven

Two customers walk into Kono’s Honolulu location, which just opened a couple of months ago in Kapahulu, and say, “We needed to come in here because it smells so good!” It’s the 12-hour, slow-roasted kalua pig that they smell, and it tastes as good as its smoky aroma suggests. The establishment, which began in Haleiwa…

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June 26, 2016

Enjoy A Little Bit Of Everything

Find serenity amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown at Restaurant Epic, located on Nuuanu Avenue. And if you’re looking for a contemporary and upscale yet affordable dining experience, you’ll get a generous serving of that, too. In an effort to keep patrons on their toes, general manager David Chang often changes up the menu….

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June 26, 2016

Savor The Sizzle

Japanese BBQ Yoshi is bustling with business as usual and “firing up” its high-tech infrared grills. The yakiniku spot has seen great success in its first year of business and continues to welcome new patrons and regulars alike. Adding to the quality of the meat and the overall cooking experience, Teflon sheets are added to…

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June 19, 2016

A Down-Under Food Experience

The Aussie breakfast, or “breaky,” has been gaining popularity in Hawaii. A roasted tomato here and some smashed avocado on toast there have become the norm for breakfast and brunch menus statewide. One particular establishment has proven to be especially true to its Australian roots, as Bills Hawaii serves delicious food from Down Under with…

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Fishing Around For Mac-Nut Goodness

To most folks, the mere mention of macadamia nuts evokes images of chocolate-covered treasures that are perfect for snacking on at home or throwing into a care package to send to loved ones and friends on the mainland. But to a chef, macadamia nuts fall into an entirely different category. They’re seen as another amazing…

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