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Mimi’s Place

July 23, 2017

Family-Run Business Offers A Taste Of Peru

For authentic Peruvian cuisine, you don’t have to go overseas. Instead, check out Mimi’s Place in Honolulu. (See update about restaurant location.) Owned by Mimi Rivasplata, the quaint restaurant is well known for serving up popular Peruvian dishes using ingredients imported from Peru, according to Mimi’s grandson — and chef — Giancarlo Legrand. For starters,…

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May 21, 2017

A Taste Of South America

For authentic Peruvian cuisine, which is rare in Hawaii, visit Mimi’s Place in Kakaako. The locally owned, family-run restaurant originated as a catering business eight years ago and developed into a popular pop-up eatery before opening at Waterfront Plaza last year. “Peruvian food is fusion cuisine,” explains manager Katya Vera Rivasplata. “Through the years, we…

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April 16, 2017

Saying ‘Hola’ To Peruvian Food

While our islands are filled with restaurants with cuisines from around the world, some areas of the world are a bit under-represented. Peruvian food, for one, is pretty hard to come by. Enter Mimi’s Place, the cozy Waterfront Plaza eatery that serves up traditional Peruvian eats. The restaurant incorporates elements that are popular throughout the…

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Rice Is Nice

In Spain, it’s called paella; in the Middle East, a pilaf; in Italy, it’s known as risotto; and throughout Asia and Hawaii, fried rice. Regardless of where you go, rice serves as an irreplaceable foundation for hearty, traditional meals, many of which are considered classics among their respective cultures. If we take a hint from…

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February 5, 2017

Mimi’s Place

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Jalea De Mariscos ($20 personal, $28 family-style) It’s perfectly normal to instantly feel like family at Mimi’s Place. As soon as you walk into the music-filled, fiery red-accented establishment, you’re greeted with friendly personalities and an uplifting atmosphere. You may even want to start dancing on the…

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