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Veg’n Out

October 26, 2014

The New Eagle has landed

Behold, the beautiful and versatile salad. From farm-fresh mixed greens to those of fancy fruits, and ones with noodles to those laden with creams — even some with Southern-style fried things — salads are a rare breed of cuisine quite chameleon-like in character. The sweet-toothed among us are sure to sprint toward the fruit salads…

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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 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 5, 2014

YuZu’s veggie treasures to go

Aptly named after the delicious Japanese citrus fruit, the cuisine at YuZu brings a similar refreshing and light taste to the table. The owners of this eclectic establishment, husband-and-wife team Isamu and Motoko (Moco) Kubota, are no strangers to the fine-dining scene, as the duo have previously owned other eateries, as well as YuZu’s sister…

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September 28, 2014

Getting fresh in Waikiki

Growing up, whenever I — or either of my sisters — would “sass” my Nana, she’d promptly remind us just how little leniency she has for Southern ladies who don’t mind their manners. I seem to recall her exact words being something along the lines of, “Now Andrea Elizabeth Miller (the name reserved exclusively for…

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September 21, 2014

Going green is easy

Remember that familiar Kermit the Frog catchphrase, “It’s not easy being green?” Well, after visiting Anytime Cafe and sampling its smorgaasboard of veggie options, I’d respectfully (yet adamantly) have to disagree, having found each and every item quite effortless to enjoy. In fact, the options offered here are both creative and countless, more than catering…

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September 14, 2014

Winner, winner, veggie dinner?

When it comes to winning, Makino Chaya knows what it takes to make the grade. Located in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center, this renowned Japanese Seafood establishment has enjoyed the bragging rights of being voted “Hawaii’s Best” in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser polls for the past three years in a row. And by the way things are…

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September 7, 2014

Some like it hot

Conveniently located within the bustling shopping mecca of Ala Moana Center, Iyo Udon is a Japanese eatery known for its unbelievably fresh and tasty udon. Created from 100 percent domestically produced wheat flour, Iyo Udon’s deliciously wholesome noodles are made in-house literally as you are sauntering through the service line selecting your additional ingredients. That’s…

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August 31, 2014

Semantics snafu

When I first moved to Hawaii back in 2006, I wasn’t too hip with the local lingo (I still have nightmares of confusing the Hawaiian saying for brother with female underwear, ya’ll). I’m also painfully clear in my recollection of the very first time I was invited via email to go with some new friends…

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August 24, 2014

A satisfying story for ‘Hardy’ appetites

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved reading. My parents say I would disappear for entire days into our vast back yard with “just a book to keep me company.” But what they didn’t know is that I wasn’t with “just a book,” I was with characters, making my way through an endless…

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