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August 24, 2014

Korean eats worth a million bucks

Delicious, hot and spicy kimchee dishes are standard Korean staples. But there’s also something offered at Yakiniku Million that’s so much cooler. It’s called Mool Naeng Myun, a chilled Korean soup made with beef broth, and features buckwheat (black) noodles, cucumber, turnip, apple, sliced beef and a boiled egg. Yakiniku Million serves this traditional dish…

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August 17, 2014

Home-cooking in the kitchen

Since opening 13 years ago on University Avenue, Kit n Kitchen has built a loyal following of customers. Many of its patrons dine-in daily, and some eat there multiple times a day. The locally owned, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant offers a unique menu of Eurasian dishes. “My background is spaghetti and pizza, that is what I’m…

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August 10, 2014

Agnes’ sweetest of deals

One of my favorite things to bring to any potluck is a box of hot malassadas. These pillows of dough always are a hit — everybody loves them, especially me. Dining Out readers, here’s a deal you don’t want to miss. Through Aug. 12, take advantage of a Hot Deals Hawaii offer where you can…

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August 3, 2014

Grab-and-go bowls of udon

For me, the opening of Iyo Udon in Ala Moana Center is a dream come true. First of all, I love udon noodles. Secondly, its self-serve cafeteria-style dining is perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. Plus, the noodles are made fresh daily, taste authentic and are cooked just right — not too soft or too hard….

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Dim sum from the heart

Dining on dim sum is one of my favorite cultural traditions — sitting in a loud, crowded Chinese restaurant, with servers maneuvering food carts in between tables and chairs, while we order baskets and baskets of steamed dumplings, along with other tasty dishes, such as baked manapua, custard tarts and more. At Golden Palace Seafood…

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July 20, 2014

A hot pot full of love and flavor

One of my favorite childhood memories is eating hot pot with my family at home. My mom would have all the ingredients plated separately, and we would cook it in an electric hot pot at the table. There would be sliced chicken and beef, shrimp, fish balls, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables, along with some dipping…

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July 13, 2014

A celebration of mangoes

Calling all mango lovers! Mangoes at the Moana returns Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in Waikiki. The sixth annual event, held in partnership with Makaha Mangoes, invites locals and visitors to a full day of mango fun, including a mango recipe contest, the…

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July 6, 2014

Pagoda keeps it nice and local

A few years ago, Pagoda Floating Restaurant expanded its hours and started offering sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, giving kamaaina and visitors even more reason to visit this landmark restaurant, known for its dinner and Sunday brunch buffets that have been a family-favorite, local tradition for the past 50 years. On the menu…

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June 29, 2014

Hy’s flies high with happy hour specials

Hy’s Steak House is one of those sure bet restaurants where you know the food, service and setting will all add up to an exceptional evening to remember. Known for its top-quality USDA prime steaks broiled over Hawaiian kiawe wood, Hy’s also offers a long list of tasty appetizers, specialty salads, fresh seafood, desserts and…

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The MAC daddy of comfort food

Since its opening 7 years ago, Mac 24/7 in Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel has become known for its tasty comfort foods, such as its No. 1 selling Mac Aloha Hawaiian combo plate, Chicken Fried Steak, Hawaiian Boneless Short Ribs, 7 Cheese White Mac & Cheese, and, of course, its famous pancakes. But for those looking…

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