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Fendu Boulangerie

August 11, 2013

A Dream in the “Baking”

For New Jersey native Niel Koep, a part-time job during high school as a dishwasher at a small restaurant called Fromagerie would be the first step in the long journey ahead toward his career as owner and chef of his own European-style bakery and bread shop. Koep’s love for baking didn’t happen overnight, but at…

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Lychee Lovin’, Had me a Blast

Now that we’re full-swing into summer, it’s time to really get into the spirit of the season. Welcome sunny days, bikinis, sand and surf, barbecues — and lychee! I’m loving all of the above, but most especially lychee. This ever-so juicy, rosy-skinned fruit with translucent white flesh is a rarity in some parts of the…

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May 19, 2013

Fendu’s Handcrafted Masterpieces

Tucked away in Manoa Marketplace sits a bakery that has locals coming from all over the island. Fendu Boulangerie has been praised for its wonderful breads and sandwiches, as well as the many pastries that sit behind glass cases. While the pastries might look too good to eat, you’ll definitely want to try one (or…

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April 21, 2013

Fendu Keeps It Fresh and New

I’ve always found the lingering smell of fresh-baked bread to be simply irresistible. It’s one advantage bakeries have in getting people through their doors. But at Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa, there are many more reasons to stop in than just the aroma. Since its opening four years ago, the European-style bakery has become a popular…

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Play It Up With Pesto!

Mention that one glorious word, pesto, and my mouth already begins to water. Perhaps, I have an affinity for this special sauce as I am part Italian, but there’s just something about this green stuff that’s just so saucy! Douse pesto on top of everything and it makes for one stellar meal. Pasta, steaks, sandwiches,…

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Paninis With Pizazz!

Sandwiches are the standard for an easy and filling lunch option, but this week, Ono readers, I’ve upped my expectations and a good old-fashioned sandwich just won’t do the trick this time. It’s time to elevate the everyday sandwich with a little heat and the perfect combination of ingredients. The following restaurants have certainly paved…

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January 27, 2013

When at Fendu, Do as the Hungry Do

Don’t let the elegance of Fendu Boulangerie’s name intimidate you from stepping through its doors. With an extensive offering of French-inspired delicacies, it doesn’t really matter what you choose; everything will leave you wanting more. Plus, all pastries and breads are fresh-baked each morning. “There are no hydrogenated shortenings,” says chef and owner Niel Koep….

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December 30, 2012

Stopping the Clock

Few things in this world compare to the simple pleasure of biting into a freshly baked loaf of bread that’s still warm from the oven. Or, experiencing an artisan panini that has been crafted from the same loaf and, wow — life couldn’t get better! While most people are caught up in the hustle and…

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November 18, 2012

Upper Crust

The only thing better than a top-notch European-style bakery is … a top-notch European-style bakery that makes pizza. After all, who better than a talented, experienced baker could make the perfect pizza crust? Niel Koep, owner of Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace, makes pizza crust the way it should be — brick oven-baked, crisp on…

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October 14, 2012

Fendu Boulangerie

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Fendu Boulangerie owner and chef…

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