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Fendu Boulangerie

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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January 11, 2016

European treats abound at Manoa bakery

By Ellise Kakazu There is no need to find your passport and fly across the globe to experience European-style pastries and baked goods. Fendu Boulangerie transports palates to another country one bite at a time. Owner and chef Niel Koep opened the bakery in 2009 because he wanted to provide the community with European-inspired delights….

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December 7, 2015

‘Stealing’ Hearts

On a recent visit to Fendu Boulangerie, Niel Koep recalls, “The cops came this morning.” Koep is the owner and chef of the Manoa Valley bakery. “They heard we were selling ‘Stollen’ bread.” This is what you can expect at Fendu: lots of cheer and light hearts, which especially are welcomed during the holiday season….

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October 18, 2015 ,

Pumpkin, Spice & Everything Nice

With Halloween right around the corner, we are at the onset of the most festive time of year. If you think about it, no other timespan is as distinctly defined by the foods we eat than the holiday season. There could be no Christmas without candy canes and gingerbread cookies, no Thanksgiving without turkey and…

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