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October 19, 2014

Kamaaina-friendly hotel hosts festive holiday specials

For nearly 25 years, the endlessly elegant Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club has stood tall at Honolulu’s grand entrance into Waikiki, welcoming visitors to Oahu just footsteps away from Ala Wai Harbor, Ala Moana Center and Ala Moana Beach Park. Adding to the hotel’s ideal location, its expansive range of affordably priced yet…

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October 19, 2014

Get up in this grill

In one of his songs, Jimmy Buffet sings, “I was hungry and went out for a bite.” Anyone with an empty stomach should heed his words. And Camellia Buffet, the all-you-can-eat Korean yakiniku restaurant tucked off McCully, is just that haven for the hungry. The buffet certainly boasts a multitude of ingredients. There is a…

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October 19, 2014

Stoked for sashimi

Any visit to Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is already a delicious experience, with its ocean views and luxurious decor, but add to that a mouth-watering meal from its resident fine-dining restaurant Japengo, and you have the makings of a truly magical memory. Award-winning chef de cuisine Jon Matsubara has taken his extensive…

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October 19, 2014

Rock and roll to the Kozo beat

I’m all about convenience. So, when I’m in need of a quick lunch or dinner, by myself or with my family; I think sushi and bentos. They’re easy to eat, tasty and there’s always something for everyone. One of my go-to places is Kozo Sushi, which has many locations throughout the island, including one near…

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October 19, 2014

A fresh, new take on tasty Chinese cuisine

While there is certainly a fair share of Chinese eateries around town, Canton Seafood aims to serve up something a little different. Take Golden Garlic Flounder ($17.99), for example. According to assistant manager Helen He, this is something that you won’t typically find elsewhere. Here’s the deal: The meat from a whole flounder is fried…

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Chimichurri Adds Spice to Life

In my past life, I truly believe I was a Latina. Why? Besides the fact that everywhere I go I’m often mistaken for being a Latina — Mexican, Colombian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Argentinian — I’m also in love with the Hispanic culture, the people, the dialects and, of course, the food! Hispanic food is generally…

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October 12, 2014

Culinary conjunctions

Like many other type-A tykes, I learned to read at a very early age, and have since been eager to discover everything I can about language. Especially being raised in the Carolinas, grammar in particular took precedence in all respectable Southern circles of propriety. From cotillion classes — where we learned proper etiquette and speech…

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October 12, 2014

French macarons the ghosts, goblins approve of

As Cake Works chef and owner Abigail Langlas will tell you, one of the most exciting aspects of running a bakery is being able to experiment with flavors and customize the sweetest of treats for seasonal baked goods. And with Halloween right around the corner, Langlas is already putting her spook-tacular ideas to good use….

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October 12, 2014

Asian Mix boasts diverse taste and flair

When you can pay continuous visits to a restaurant and not get tired of it, you know it’s good. One of the few eateries on that list for me is Asian Mix. I’m there every week, picking up lunch, dinner and my must-have milk tea from its Tea Time counter. Its name, Asian Mix, is…

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October 12, 2014

Longtime Kalihi diner shines with specials

For nearly 50 years, Kenny’s Restaurant in Kalihi has been a neighborhood hangout with all the markings of a classic diner — it has an expansive dining room, complete with counter seating and the menu is filled with plenty of comfort food, along with local favorites. “There’s a little bit of everything for everybody,” explains…

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