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Putting a Local Twist on Pork Adobo

As a food writer, I chat with restaurant owners, chefs and fellow foodies quite a bit. I often hear them describing those special comfort foods we all love to wolf down here in the Aloha State as “local-style” dishes. Earlier this week, I got to thinking — what does that really mean, anyway? “Local-style” is…

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June 28, 2015

Decadent fare for the sweet and the savory

Located on Keeaumoku street in a bustling parking lot is the famous YogurStory, one of Hawaii’s favorite brunch spots. Whether you’re just starting your day or taking a break from shopping at nearby Ala Moana Center, make sure you visit this eatery on an empty stomach, because you definitely will leave stuffed and ready for…

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One with the waffles

The first signs of summer are emerging all around us, as school years begin to wrap up, the sun starts to shine brighter and we get ready to fire up the grills for festive Memorial Day barbecues. These all are indicators to me that it’s time to fully embrace summer mode in all its free-spirited…

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April 19, 2015 ,

Pigging Out on Kalua Pork

What represents Hawaii’s carnivorous culture more than kalua pork? Nothing. That’s right, kalua pork, which primarily is unique to the Islands, is spreading across the nation as a must-have source of protein. The word “kalua” is a Hawaiian word that refers to cooking in an underground oven or imu. Traditionally, a whole pig seasoned with…

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March 15, 2015

A new ‘BAE’ to brunch with

Even if you’ve brunched at YogurStory countless times, you might be missing out on some of its newer items, including BAE ($14). This alternative eggs Benedict is loaded with huge slices of seared pork belly instead of ham. “I braised the pork belly with soy sauce, maple syrup, a little bit of salt and water….

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February 8, 2015

A Place Where Brunchers Live Happily Ever After

Over time, brunch has revolutionized America’s dining scene. But much too often, the perfect brunch experience has turned into a buffet of endless choices, where you don’t even know where to start and sometimes not knowing when to put down the fork. Luckily, YogurStory brings a fresh revelation to the mid-morning meal by offering a…

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February 1, 2015

A big ‘bravo’ to brunch

In recent years, one of the fastest-growing trends in Honolulu’s dining scene has been brunch, and a central restaurant in that movement has been YogurStory. What started out as a soft-serve yogurt cafe in 2010 quickly gained attention as the place to go for coffee, sweets and a host of unique brunch items such as…

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Sweet Potato Promises Something Good

Happy New Year! Let’s begin 2015 with something sweet and a little bit savory. I bet you’re thinking, oh no, more sugary desserts and sinful holiday fare? Nope, that’s not it. I’ve definitely had my fill of cookies, cakes, pies and party mix, that, when added up, probably could feed an entire village. Let’s give…

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Brunchin’ It

Mornings and I don’t mix. It’s hard enough waking up to my alarm during the week, so when the weekend rolls around, I take full advantage to soak up every last minute of precious sleep. My body clock usually wants to go off at around 10:30 or 11 a.m. Now the dilemma is, do I…

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November 23, 2014

YogurStory

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: UBE PANCAKES ($12) When it’s time to gather everyone together for a good meal, there’s no better place to bring friends and family than YogurStory. Conveniently located on Keeaumoku Street, this contemporary eatery boasts a cafe-like atmosphere with menu offerings that make mouths water. A popular favorite…

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