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Fendu Boulangerie

March 29, 2015

Fendu Boulangerie

In the heart of Manoa Valley, Fendu Boulangerie is a neighborhood bakery that’s become a gathering place for those craving everything from European-style confections, including pastries, oven-baked pizzas, sandwiches and soups. The bake shop opened its doors for business in 2009, and today, humble owner and baker Niel Koep continues to put smiles on patrons’…

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March 15, 2015

Celebrating six years of breaded bliss

Perhaps the simplest gift of continued patronage is how customers are showing their affections for Fendu Boulangerie, a charming bakery cafe marking its sixth year of serving Oahu’s grateful gourmands. And if you ask owner and chef Niel Koep just what keeps his clientele coming back, he’ll tell you it’s Fendu’s high-caliber quality and uncompromising…

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February 15, 2015 ,

Life of Pie

As you may know, this past Monday, Feb. 9, was National Pizza Day. Here at Dining Out, the holiday stretched out, much like a pliable piece of dough, into a weeklong pizza-devouring frenzy! You see, for foodies, few bonds are as strong as a mutual love for pizza. Those three magical words, “I love pizza,”…

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January 18, 2015

A French-style bakery for the senses

Since its opening in 2009, Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace has become a favorite neighborhood bakery with many familiar faces stopping in daily for its fresh breads, sandwiches, desserts and more. Sitting outside during a recent visit, I caught myself taking a deep breath in every time the door opened, just to get a whiff…

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December 7, 2014 ,

Christmas Stollen is Here to Stay

Ah, my most favorite time of year is finally here! The chill in the air warms my heart, as it calls for a wonderful holiday full of hot toddies and snuggles, along with a mug of hot cocoa and Christmas stollen. Yes, stollen. Highly regarded as the “Christmas Cake of Germany,” stollen has staying power….

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November 16, 2014

Falling into fall fare

With fall in full swing, who doesn’t love getting a little festive? One of the best ways to do that is with fall flavor-infused food, and Fendu Boulangerie has you covered. At the European-style bakery in Manoa Marketplace, Fuji Apple Danish ($2.35), which is available all year, is one of the most popular items during…

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September 14, 2014

Bread that deserves a standing ‘dough-vation’

Anyway you slice it, nothing beats a crusty loaf of artisan bread fresh from a European-style bakery, especially a rustic sour dough. With a chewy crust, dense interior and rich taste, Miche Bread ($5.85) from Fendu Boulangerie is just that. Though bread is usually cast in a supporting role — as a vehicle for sandwich…

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July 27, 2014

More Than Just Bread on the Rise

When your job requires you to rise before the sun, a whiff of freshly baked bread straight from the oven is more than enough to snap you out of your groggy state of mind and into reality. Fortunately for Niel Koep, owner and chef of Fendu Boulangerie, 6 a.m. on the dot is the time…

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Lucky in Love With Lilikoi

For first-timers to Hawaii, a land of paradise, they experience a rush and a thrill inconceivable to a local girl like myself, born and raised in the Islands. It’s a somewhat incomprehensible thought that when visitors gush over the sweet aroma of the air and pristine views of the Pacific Ocean, I’ll never experience it…

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Get Flaky With Pot Pie

It’s OK to flake on dinner — under one condition. “Flake” must refer to the crispy, golden flakiness of a pillowy pot pie. Deemed a longstanding American classic, pot pies are hot, hot, hot: steaming with an irresistible aroma that awakens pangs of hunger from within. And the best home cooking always comes with a…

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