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January 13, 2013

An Oasis for Oxtail

By Rachel Breit Find peace and comfort while looking out over the placid koi ponds and waterfall, and tucking in to a steaming benedict, soup or juicy burger. At Pagoda Restaurant you can feed the fish, and you can feed yourself with fresh, local favorites homemade from scratch using no frozen ingredients. For a hearty…

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Good Fortune Abounds

By Rachel Breit Greet the Chinese New Year and encounter happiness at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant with two traditional dishes. Enjoy a vegetarian dish brimming with colors and auspiciousness. Jai ($6.95) is traditionally prepared on the first day of Chinese New Year (Feb. 10) and features symbolic ingredients. Eat the flavorful and varied dish to…

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December 30, 2012

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Your Fingertips

When you bite through the crispy outer layers and tender inner layers of Hifumi Japanese Restaurant’s shrimp tempura realize that what you have by the tail is the essence of Japanese cuisine: freshness, simplicity and balance. The tiger shrimp is freshly peeled and battered with egg and two kinds of flours for different textures, then…

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December 23, 2012

Kobe Keeps It Deliciously Real

By Rachel Breit Even the timid will succumb to Kobe Japanese Steak house’s Sixty-Nine roll ($18), a California roll aptly named for the “position” of a filleted unagi. The rolls — creamy crab and avocado rolled up with crunchy cucumber and topped with the tender baked eel — need little coaxing from plate to mouth….

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Be Jolly With Christmas Buffets

As the everyday family man, how could we expect anything else from Sam Choy then a Christmas buffet fit for any family. Whether you and your loved ones would like to enjoy a Christmas brunch or dinner, Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab is a festive place to share in conversation, laughs and gratitude this…

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December 9, 2012

All About Tasty Choices

Is it life or lunch that is all about choices? Well, why can’t it be about both? At Camellia Buffet there’s lunch ($17.95) and dinner (25.95) buffets, which give guests a variety of choices as you put together a delicious, personalized meal. The restaurant offers tasty meat and seafood selections of Kalbi Short Ribs, Spicy…

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December 2, 2012

Now That’s a Salad!

Let me just tell you, Kenny’s Restaurant has a salad option that goes way beyond lettuce and few veggie sprinklings. Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad ($11.45) is chock-full of tasty ingredients. As a top-seller of the 46 year-old Honolulu dining establishment, Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad mixes lettuce, Chinese parsley, peanuts, won ton chips, shoyu chicken and…

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November 25, 2012

Showered With Gravy

It seems that gravy is ever-popular on Thanksgiving and throughout the New Year. Continuing on this gravy train I present one of Hawaii’s most popular known dishes, which, of course, is oozing with gravy. Loco Moco Drive-Inn offers a homemade take on the loco moco. Staying away from gravy powders or any ingredients that include…

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November 18, 2012

Tropical Tribe’s Authentic Acai

Ancient tribes of the Amazon valleys consumed the ultra-beneficial acai berries for numerous reasons. Survival was key for people of these tribes and with the support of acai consumption, people gained healthy, optimal energy and focus from juices they concocted from acai pulp. Today, we may not need acai to survive, but the berries’ nutritional…

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November 11, 2012

In the Mix

Oh, the choices, the choices, the choices! With a variety of Asian cuisine on the menu, Asian Mix owner Daniel Leung is now promoting a weekly, well-sized plate option with enough choices that it would be extremely hard not to find a combination you’ll love. This week, Asian Mix features a Salmon or Chili Shrimp…

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