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Chef Chai

July 6, 2014

Chef Chai in the sky

Back in graduate school, my favorite course was English Literature, and one of the plays we studied that especially captured my heart was A Midsummer Night’s Dream by none other than good ole’ Bill Shakespeare. Perhaps I fancied it so much because of the quick British wit and ballsy, no-holds-barred humor that lined its pages…

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Get Flaky With Pot Pie

It’s OK to flake on dinner — under one condition. “Flake” must refer to the crispy, golden flakiness of a pillowy pot pie. Deemed a longstanding American classic, pot pies are hot, hot, hot: steaming with an irresistible aroma that awakens pangs of hunger from within. And the best home cooking always comes with a…

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May 25, 2014

A Dining Explosion for Fathers

The spaciously modern dining area at Chef Chai offers a contemporary look and feel. Light and glass accents of Swarovski crystal pendants, glass bubbles and chandeliers complement the casual elegance of this 4,100-square-foot establishment. Interior designer Sukamorn Chuen Yee also incorporated textured stones to play up the ambiance. The kitchen, run by master chef Chai…

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April 6, 2014

Chef Chai

Fueled by the passion and creative mind of Chai Chaowasaree, Chef Chai is an elegant eatery offering Oahu diners island-inspired cuisine daily from its eclectic menu. Located on the ground level of Pacifica Honolulu Building on Kapiolani Boulevard, Chef Chai is your destination for delicious dining with loved ones and friends. If you are feeling…

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March 2, 2014

Hail to the Chef

Once culinary wizard Chai Chaowasaree was named executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines, it became apropos to ask the following: “Where in the world is Chef Chai?” When he’s not jetting to one of Hawaiian Airline’s 26 kitchens around the globe, Chaowasaree can be found perfecting his iconic island-fusion cuisine at the aptly named Chef Chai…

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February 2, 2014 ,

All That Pineapple Pizzazz

The weekend calls for a drive to the North Shore for a day full of adventure that revolves around surf, fun, sun and, most importantly, food! And the route? Well, of course, that’s just as important as the destination. The best route to Haleiwa Town is the one that takes you past the pineapple fields…

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January 12, 2014

Take a Fresh Bite this Year

To people of all ages and walks of life, the dawn of a new year presents an opportunity to welcome a fresh start in life. Beginning a new chapter is something renowned chef Chai Chaowasaree knows well, as he embarked on an epic culinary journey in March of 2013 when he opened Chef Chai at…

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December 8, 2013

Chef Chai

With all the shopping, wrapping and holiday hosting you will be doing this month, why not let someone else handle the cooking? Chef Chai is rolling out the red carpet this Christmas season with its Special Christmas Eve Dinner ($67, Early Bird Special $55 before 5 p.m.). Whet your appetite with Fresh Corn and Green…

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December 1, 2013

Early Birds Fly High at Chef Chai

Fine dining need not cost an arm and a leg, as Chef Chai’s new early bird dinner menu goes to show. The namesake restaurant, which has garnered much praise for its exquisitely prepared Euro-Asian cuisine, welcomes all to try the mouthwatering four-course meal, retailing at $40 per person. “With the holidays approaching, the early bird…

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November 4, 2013

‘Stuffed’ on Asian-fusion cuisine

One of my favorite food indulgences is fine dining photogenic food paired with glamorous ambiances that establish a convivial mood. It’s really a no-brainer. But like many people, the price tag attached to this extravagance can be a deterrent. Fortunately, Chef Chai’s at Pacifica offers everything anyone could ever enjoy about fine dining, along with…

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