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February 8, 2015

Perfecting Edible Art

What happens when you combine French culinary techniques and presentation with home-style, Laotian-inspired recipes? Art. Maybe not art in the traditional sense, but culinary art — crafted and catered to please its hungry audience. Praseuth “JJ” Luangkhot, chef and owner of JJ Bistro & French Pastry, is both creator and curator of this culinary art,…

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February 1, 2015

Prince Court

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Flan ($7.50 per slice, $52 for a whole pie or otherwise included in all of the buffets) Amid the buffet spread at Prince Court of The Hawaii Prince Hotel, laden with fresh fish, copious amounts of “Eurasian” dishes and trays full of desserts and…

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February 1, 2015

A One-Stop Shop for Bentos, Catering

Ahi & Vegetable has long been a go-to option for those craving healthy Japanese food in a hurry. The establishment has been dishing out bentos, donburi and sushi at its Fort Street locale for more than 10 years, and recently has expanded to a new location on Dillingham Boulevard. Patrons rave about Ahi & Vegetables’…

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January 25, 2015

Hot pot filled with ingredients of aloha

The Islands brim with unique assortments of people and cultures, making Hawaii a metaphorical hot pot all its own. A tried and true comfort food, nabe, originally hails from Japan. Here at Nabeya Maido in Market City Shopping Center both Japanese- and local-style ingredients are immersed into the hot pots, which have attracted patrons since…

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January 25, 2015

Hung Won’s Winning Recipe for Success

By offering a host of time-tested family recipes coupled with homemade sauces and authentic preparation techniques, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant continues to delight new and loyal customers in the heart of Kaimuki. Situated on Waialae Avenue, between 8th and 9th avenues, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant serves up delicious Cantonese-style cuisine in a clean, inviting setting….

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January 25, 2015

Plumeria Beach House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pipikaula Reuben ($16, lunch only) When greeted by breathtaking oceanfront views at Kahala Hotel and Resort’s Plumeria Beach House, you almost forget why you’re there; but then the pleasant aroma of delicious cuisine entices your taste buds. The casually chic restaurant boasts a beautiful indoor and outdoor…

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January 25, 2015

Fuel the body with something good

A neighborhood gem, Kenny’s Restaurant is a main fixture at Kamehameha Shopping Center in Kalihi. Since its opening in 1966, many island residents have grown up with Kenny’s, and have watched it grow and prosper with the passing of every decade. The restaurant’s diner-like atmosphere invites patrons to sit back, relax and talk story over…

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January 18, 2015

Japanese fusion dazzles with yuzu

Tucked away in the Kona Tower of Ala Moana Hotel is a tasty and traditional Japanese restaurant serving up authentic food with zest. YuZu Ala Moana — named after the wrinkly and tangy fruit — might be relatively new to the Islands, but owner Isamu Kubota is no stranger to the restaurant industry. “I had…

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January 18, 2015

The Sausage Link

In preparation for a local-style potluck, everyone knows that you must have Redondo’s hot dogs and sausages on the grocery list. The infamous red “dogs” fill up the grill just waiting to be eaten. They couldn’t cook fast enough though, for all the eager and expectant stomachs of Redondo veterans. And now, the company has…

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January 18, 2015

Spice Up Your Life

For those who love to cook, dining out is a luxury that allows one to avoid doing dishes and having to prep the food. For those who are less skilled in the kitchen, eating out can be hard on the wallet if made a habit. However, at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, both amateur chefs and…

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