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Fendu Boulangerie

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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August 25, 2015

Bakery Whips Up An Assortment Of Dough-lightful Bites

When venturing to Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace for rustic eats, it’s all about the bread. Everything from its sandwiches to its pastries and pizzas have one thing in common: downright delectable dough. Take its Fuji Apple Brioche ($3.85), for example. Rather than serving a traditional pastry-like base, owner and chef Niel Koep utilizes brioche…

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For the Love of Lychee

In a state that doesn’t define its seasons by snowfall and leaves that change colors, Hawaii’s dwellers turn to other signals to mark each time of year. Winter brings with it boisterous and barreling waves on the North Shore, while summer is all about the fresh fruits that start to ripen and enliven our hot…

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June 7, 2015

Indulge sweet and savory cravings with freshly baked goods

In French, a boulangerie is a bakery that specializes in bread. Fendu Boulangerie at Manoa Marketplace offers that and much more — from soups and desserts to pizzas and sandwiches — that are made fresh and delicious. The menu’s flavors, combining French, Asian and Hawaiian influences, make for a menu that is big on flavor…

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