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August 21, 2016

I Only Have Eyes For Uni

Growing up, my experiences with sea urchin revolved around swimming in the ocean and trying to avoid stepping on those beautiful, long black and pink prongs of wana that poke out of every nook and cranny of the reef. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to see those spiky creatures in…

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August 14, 2016

Whipping Up Sweet Treats

With summer in full swing, I’m sure I’m not alone in craving foods that are light, bright and in tune with the season. When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth at the same time, there’s nothing like a freshly whipped dollop of mousse to do the trick! Richer than whipped cream yet lighter than…

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August 7, 2016

Poke: Gotta Eat ‘Em All!

Whether you love it or hate it, play it or don’t, Pokemon Go is the hottest topic of conversation at the moment — one that cannot be ignored, even by our team here at Dining Out. Now, I do have to confess that I’ve never actually played the mobile-device game, but I’ve heard so much…

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July 31, 2016

The Pineapple of My Eye

Though pineapple is not native to Hawaii, it has become an unmistakable symbol of the Hawaiian Islands, playing a significant role in their history, economy and culture. And though the days of big-industry canning are over, the fruit remains embedded in the iconography associated with our paradise home and an essential part of its culinary…

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July 24, 2016

Just chillin’

It’s back! That sweat-inducing, dizzy spell-causing summer heat that has us all running for the water — or nearest air conditioned space — and seeking out any source of refreshment by way to ice-cold treats. I have no doubt that we’ll all be enjoying our fair share of shave ice, cold smoothies, fro yo, Banan…

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July 17, 2016

Bringing Back An Old Favorite

I’ve always been a fan of oldies: When it comes to music, I live for rock from the ’60s and ’70s; if we’re talking about style, I love shopping for vintage clothing and furniture; and as for exploring food, I always aim to seek out the classics, giving a nod to dishes that have been…

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July 10, 2016

Feeling ‘Dough-Eyed’ Thanks To Bread Pudding

When it comes to satisfying one’s sweet tooth,the classic way to do it is to seek out bread pudding. The sweet seduction of a freshly baked batch is enough to make even low-carbers throw out their diets, and according to some historians, it’s been that way since the 11th century. Surely there’s something special about…

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July 3, 2016

A Whale Of An Oxtail

When our Dining Out crew was working on our cover story for this week, we came across a “nomalicious” oxtail soup at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s ocean-front location at Ala Moana Beach Park. Ever since, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about oxtail. You probably already have a favorite spot for local-style oxtail soup —…

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June 26, 2016

Wagyu Wonderment

In the world of carnivores, the latest craze is wagyu beef, one of the hottest imported items around that has been appearing in upscale yakiniku restaurants and top-notch steak houses here in the Islands. Wagyu translates to “Japanese cow,” and the variety we’re most familiar with is Kobe beef — although that is just one…

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June 19, 2016

Fishing Around For Mac-Nut Goodness

To most folks, the mere mention of macadamia nuts evokes images of chocolate-covered treasures that are perfect for snacking on at home or throwing into a care package to send to loved ones and friends on the mainland. But to a chef, macadamia nuts fall into an entirely different category. They’re seen as another amazing…

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