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Fendu Boulangerie

April 6, 2014

Fendu Boulangerie

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: VALRHONA CHOCOLATE DOME ($5.75) Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace breaks the mold when it comes to sweet nothings. Owner and chef Niel Koep opened this top-tier bakery in March 2009 determined to offer quality baked goods and sinfully delicious desserts to his patrons. Fast-forward to today,…

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March 9, 2014

Bring Out Yer Bread Fendu Boulangerie Style

Brave Knights of the Round Table! Come and join me, On a culinary quest to Fendu Boulangerie! “Run away!” from the mediocre, “Run away!” from the rest, Join me at Fendu, for a taste of the best. From fresh baked bread to soups and desserts, You’ll be thankful you have arms, to reach for them…

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February 2, 2014

Warmth You Can Taste

With an inundation of chilly days in the Islands over the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself facing a recurring scenario: My sweater’s on, I know I shouldn’t be complaining because Mainland winters are much more frosty, but the truth is, I’m still cold! Yes, even kamaaina need to warm up this time of…

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December 29, 2013

Fendu’s Collection of Guilt-free Food Items

With a tantalizing array of pastries and desserts, as well as hot food items including sandwiches and pizza, Fendu Boulangerie prepares everything in what owner and chef Niel Koep explains is the European style. “That means we don’t load things with a lot of sugar,” he says. “We’re not adding any chemicals to anything. The…

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November 10, 2013

Heaven-sent Goodness

Upon entering Fendu Boulangerie, a specialty European-style bakery tucked in the heart of Manoa Marketplace, the doorbell jingle jangles cheerily, welcoming me into owner Niel Koep’s inner sanctum of sweets and savories. There is something happening here — you can sense it, smell it, taste it. And this something — an aroma that entices me…

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September 29, 2013

Desserts That Take the Cake

You should never have to justify indulging in sweets. Sugar makes everything better, after all. It’s the proverbial cherry on top when whatever confection you’re eating is just as appealing to look at. At Fendu Boulangerie, located in the Manoa Marketplace, you not only get all those things, but the bakery ensures that you treat…

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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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