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August 18, 2015

The versatility of tofu

Ask most vegetarians what a common staple of their diet is, and tofu is at the top of the list. Featuring three delicious soy-infused selections, Pho My Lien, a local Aiea eatery, brings good times — and good tastes — to the table this week. Walter James, Pho My Lien’s financial advisor, shares how the…

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Vegetarians luck out with fresh fare

Canton Seafood Restaurant is no stranger to vegetarian fare, and proudly makes it a point to provide a wide range of options for its clientele. “There are plenty of vegetarian choices here,” says manager He Gong. “Our vegetables are always fresh — never frozen — and no MSG is ever used either.” That assurance of…

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July 19, 2015

Thai cuisine that caters to you

When one first thinks of catering, visions of pre-ordering endless pupu platters and hosting parties come to mind. But at one local eatery, the concept of catering has a whole new meaning. In a world where everyone wants to “have it your way,” Pearl City’s Thai Lao Restaurant knows the importance of offering an eclectic…

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Vegetarian eats that Popeye would approve of

What adult doesn’t remember constantly being commanded to “eat your vegetables!” as a child? From mothers clucking to cartoons coaxing (Popeye, anyone?), we were always reminded of the rewards for consuming all things green. And where some of these memories are marred by nightmarish meals filled with barely edible mush, Waikiki has one restaurant offering…

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June 14, 2015

Absolutely ‘z’ best

An American classic — evoking images of ooey, gooey delicious melt-in-your-mouth cheeses and warm, feel-good emotions — pizza is prime. But far too often, vegetarians with an affinity for these slices of Italian goodness have been limited to only one or two options: plain cheese or plain veggie. Those names say it all — plain,…

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May 10, 2015

Taking it to the ‘Max’

Swaying palms, glistening white sands and crystal blue waters amid warm, tropical temperatures. It’s not just the weather that reflects how similar in many ways the Philippines is to Hawaii. Also synonymous is the way that Filipino cuisine has evolved over the years to include a number of ethnic influences such as Malay, Spanish, Chinese,…

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April 5, 2015

A Place To Eat for vegetarians, vegans

Let’s face it. It’s difficult to find hearty vegetarian (or vegan) meal options that fill you up without sacrificing taste or quality ingredients. Owner and chef Willu Diaz noticed this first-hand while dining with his vegetarian/vegan friends. “(They) sometimes have to bring their own food, and it deters them from eating out,” he says. And…

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February 22, 2015

It’s time to go to Gokoku

Although the heavenly harbor view alone would be more than enough to entice Islanders to come running, Gokoku Sushi — a new gourmet sushi spot making its home in Hawaii Kai — also offers fresh and delectable eats as well. “When a first-timer walks in, they always comment on how beautiful the restaurant is, and…

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February 8, 2015

Feeling like one in a million

On Veg’n Out‘s recent visit to Million Restaurant, things got a little turned upside down, as Mike Lee, server and third generation member of the restaurant’s owner family, entertained us with his impressive break dancing skills. His slick moves, paired with the establishment’s equally impressive authentic Korean eats, proved to be a casual dining experience…

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January 25, 2015

All hail the aquatic imaginarium

I can still hear her stern voice ringing in my ears, “Careful now, Miss Miller, you don’t want to let your imagination go getting the better of you, now do you?” Ms. Gray was her name, and she was my elementary school librarian. I was convinced it was her life’s work to ruin my fun,…

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