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February 19, 2017

Can’t Beat The Classics

Oahu’s budding restaurant scene offers so many exciting flavors to try, but if it’s comfort you’re looking for, there’s nothing quite like sticking to what you know and love and dining on some old-school flavors that never go out of style. I was reminded of this recently when I had a friend visiting from the…

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February 12, 2017

When Nachos Feel Like New

We all fall victim to monotony at times, resorting to those same old habits as we make our way through the weekly grind. Unfortunately our dining routines often end up in this category as well, which is why I am constantly on the search for exciting ways to switch up the classic flavors we always…

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February 5, 2017

Giving Spinach The Green Light

When the classic cartoon character Popeye would devour those cans of spinach whole and start bursting at the seams with bulging arm muscles, he was really onto something. After all, the iron-rich vegetable is more than ideal for a healthy diet, increasing strength and energy while filling our bodies with much-needed vitamins and minerals. But…

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January 29, 2017

Keeping Up With Kimchee

We all have Korea to thank for creating arguably the most flavorful preserved vegetables in existence: kimchee, in all its glorious forms. Though we’re most familiar with the standard wonbok, or Napa cabbage, variety of the banchan (side dish), there are actually an estimated 200-plus styles of kimchee and a far greater number of personalized…

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January 22, 2017

Can you Feel The Heat?

If there’s one type of food that is a cure-all for everything from vog symptoms to those coughs and colds going around, it’s soothing, simmering soup. And as chilly evenings continue to settle in this time of year, we all could probably benefit from wrapping our hands around a hot bowl, being sure to slurp…

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January 15, 2017

Let’s Shake Things Up

Nostalgia comes to us in many forms, often through the music we listen to, the memories we mull over and, of course, the food we eat. I may not have been around to frequent the diners and burger joints that served up milkshakes to fashionable youngsters in the 1950s, but the mere image of those…

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January 8, 2017

Going Green in 2017

With the new year already off to a great start, many of us are on a mission to make healthy dining choices in 2017. Whatever your motivation for this may be — whether it’s shedding some excess holiday weight or simply leading a healthy lifestyle overall — there’s no harm in filling your opu with…

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January 1, 2017

Setting Fire to ‘Brûlé’

At any given moment, chefs in kitchens around the world are taking their blowtorches to the top of crème brûlée-filled ramekins, putting the finishing touches on one of the most classic desserts in existence, as they caramelize layers of sugar crystals into a glass-like sheet of sweetness. The flame-kissed treat, whose names translates to “burnt…

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December 25, 2016

Eat Right, Feel Bright

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ono readers! I hope that Santa has been good to all of you, and that rather than ending up with coal in your stockings this morning, you’ve a tummy full of good food instead. By the time you read this, I trust you’ve indulged in glorious glazed ham and…

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December 18, 2016

Not Your Typical Tacos

Perhaps it’s the fact that some of the newest bars and restaurants are giving kamaaina access to Mexican flavors like they’ve never had them before, or maybe it has something to do with the dominance of street foods on the national foodie scene — but for whatever reason, tacos are hot, hot, hot in Hawaii…

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