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July 16, 2017

Cheers To Chirashi

When we think of sushi, images of classic nigiri with pristine slices of raw fish resting over precise mounds of vinegar-infused rice come to mind, as do thoughts of perfectly crafted maki rolls. In actuality, though, sushi comes in many shapes and sizes, and some forms are more unique — and full of surprises —…

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July 9, 2017

Saying ‘Ciao!’ To An Italian Treat

What’s just as creamy as ice cream but won’t melt before you can take the last bite? I’ll give you a hint: It has a slightly gelatinous texture that’s reminiscent of haupia, but it’s even more luxurious, to the tune of a slice of rich cheesecake. If you guessed panna cotta, then you know what…

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July 2, 2017

Playing With Fire

They say playing with fire is dangerous, but when it comes to eating flavor-packed food, that certainly isn’t the case. Spicy foods have so much to offer, from exciting our taste buds to making our bodies happy — and, believe it or not, they are the best remedy for this scorching-hot weather. That’s right, that…

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June 25, 2017

Linking Up With Lap Cheong

In a recent hunger-inducing conversation with fellow foodie and Dining Out contributor Lynsey Beth Futa, she perfectly described lap cheong to me as “the Chinese version of bacon.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, considering the sweet-and-savory sausage, like bacon, is found in countless recipes — combined with fish, meat, veggies, rice, you name…

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June 18, 2017

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

When I talk to friends and family members who like to cook for their loved ones, many of them tell me that chicken dishes are on their regular rotation of home-cooked meals. In fact, many of us eat chicken in one preparation or another all the time. Yet when it comes to dining out, it…

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June 11, 2017

Basking In Bisque

Warm, creamy and sumptuous to the tongue, bisques have everything we need for instant satisfaction. A little goes a long way with these rich, thick soups, which are said to have originated in 17th century Europe. Historically a shellfish-based soup — cooked with the aromatic shells themselves — early bisques offered a way to squeeze…

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June 4, 2017

Devouring 4 Delicious Dishes In A ‘Roe’

When I’m in need of some refreshment, I don’t only go for the obvious ice-cold glass of lemonade or cool-and-creamy ice cream cone (though they are excellent choices, of course). Instead, ikura has become my foodie obsession of late because I just can’t get over that incredible pop of juicy, salty flavor that literally bursts…

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May 28, 2017

Finding A Sukiyaki Sanctuary

Take a look at any hot-pot eatery around town, and you’ll find its tables full — and usually a line out the door — of patrons ready to cook their favorite ingredients within large, communal pots of bubbling-hot broths. It’s easy to see that this dining trend will continue to sizzle, especially with the variety…

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May 21, 2017

Jumping For Chicken-And-Waffle Joy

As my Ono, You Know team discovered this week, you have to have some fun when seeking out a dish like chicken and waffles. I mean, there’s something inherently exciting, even comical, about the unlikely pairing of crispy, deep-fried dinner food and a fluffy breakfast mainstay. But if you’re open to trying such a one-of-a-kind…

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May 14, 2017

Oh Yes, It’s Oyster Time

Happy Mother’s Day, Ono readers! I hope you are spending this most special of holidays with the leading ladies in your lives, who deserve the utmost praise. Preferably you’re treating your queen to a fine feast today — I know I am — and in honor of my favorite person, I also am seeking out…

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