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Fendu Boulangerie

February 12, 2017

Fendu’s Love ‘A-Fare’

As all the sweethearts of the world prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the skilled bakers at Fendu Boulangerie will be pouring their own hearts into an impressive selection of European-style baked goods, just as they do not only on the Day of Love, but year-round. Owner and chef Niel Koep infuses his passion for quality…

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December 18, 2016

‘Tis the season for sweet temptations

Those looking for holiday treats will find their sweet spot at Fendu Boulangerie. According to chef and owner Niel Koep, Fendu has a great round-up of seasonal delights customers can enjoy. For starters, Buche De Noel is extremely popular, as it’s a twist on the classic Christmas Yule Log cake. “The classic log cake is…

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November 20, 2016 ,

My Main Squeeze

About a month ago, my coworker brought in a basket overflowing with fresh calamansi from her mom’s tree in Wahiawa, and ever since I’ve been on a diehard, Vitamin C-charged citrus kick, dipping into much more than my fair share of the juicy little gems. It’s so easy to become obsessed with all things citrus,…

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October 9, 2016

Calling all calamansi fans, carb lovers

Originally from the East Coast, Fendu Boulangerie chef and owner Niel Koep was chasing after an endless summer when he found himself here in Hawaii. With him, he brought years of bakery and fine-dining experience, and the knowledge and determination to open his own bakeshop located in Manoa Marketplace back in 2009. Known for its…

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September 9, 2016 ,

Spice Up Your Life

Many of us will come together today by taking the time to reflect on the Sept. 11 attacks. Amid the complex thoughts and emotions the event’s anniversary spurs, one of the things I am reminded of during this time is what I am grateful for as an American. Near the top of that list is…

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July 24, 2016

Fendu Boulangerie

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Lychee Caramel Flan ($4.60) Life is sweet at Fendu Boulangerie, the charming Manoa Marketplace bakeshop offering an array of appetite-pleasing fare. Since opening in 2009, the neighborhood eatery has been catering locals with the best of European-style eats ranging from pastries, breads and sandwiches to pizzas and…

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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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May 15, 2016

Fendu’s Lucky No.7

Fendu Boulangerie has entered its seventh year of business, and it’s feeling like lucky No. 7 indeed for owner and chef Niel Koep. His bakery has reached that sweet spot where it has numerous signature menu items, an adoring legion of regulars and a gradually expanding menu that offers a surprisingly diverse range of fine…

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April 3, 2016

‘Well-buttered’ bake shop still delighting

Tucked away in Manoa Marketplace is Fendu Boulangerie. For being such a petite and cozy bakery, it offers an impressively large variety of delectable sweets, fresh breads and original baked goods. Owner Niel Koep runs this “well-buttered” business with an unwavering inspiration to create and introduce new recipes. Through Fendu’s daily bread, pizza and breakfast…

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February 23, 2016 ,

Easy as Pie

This month, many food enthusiasts will be taking a slice out of one of the country’s oldest culinary traditions in celebration of Great American Pie Month. The decision for Ono, You Know to get in on the action was easy as pie, considering there is so much to love about this most classic of desserts…

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