Nadine Kam, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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The Weekly Eater: Cafe Asia pulls off fine fusion cuisine

Many people would trade places with us to live in Hawaii, so we’re familiar with the story of vacationers eventually setting down roots here. But few have made the decision as quickly as Chen Pan and Kylee Lin. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Shabu shabu comes to Ala Moana

Those in need of a break from holiday shopping at Ala Moana Center will find Shabuya open in the mall’s Ewa end, in the spot that formerly housed Magnolia Bakery and Cafe. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Yakitori Ando celebrates all things chicken

Nobody likes to experience sticker shock at a restaurant, that feeling of being gouged for no apparent reason. You’ll have the opposite experience at Yakitori Ando. Read More

Stripsteak introduces new holiday menu

Entering the holiday season, Stripsteak in the International Market Place has launched a sunset supper menu for diners who need a break from the season’s stresses. Read More

Chef Ed Lee fuses Korean heritage with Kentucky flavors

Chef Edward Lee’s cooking is a result of his Korean heritage, his Brooklyn upbringing and his move to Louisville after he fell in love with the city during a road trip to the Kentucky Derby in 2001. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Garden Island Cafe offers big taste at a small price

Longtime fans of Garden Island Cafe make the long drive to Waipahu to feed their cravings, now that the restaurant has moved from Manoa. Read More

Dim sum thrives ‘in the country’

I grew up in Waipahu, which has always been home to several chop suey houses, but even as a child I knew that for the best stuff you had to go to Chinatown, especially for dim sum, which just didn’t exist “in the country,” as townies always teased. Read More

Serve-yourself supermarket dining offers array of choices

To make up business lost from those who have given up on cooking, supermarkets got into the business of offering fresh-cooked meals to go years ago. We can see how far they’ve come with the hot-bar concept in the Kakaako/Ala Moana neighborhood, where Down to Earth, Foodland Farms and Whole Foods Market are proving to be worthy competitors for dining dollars. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Oahu poke shops deliver tradition, innovation

Poke has made international headlines for about five years, though news of how this quintessential Hawaiian dish is presented beyond our shores is often greeted with dismay. Read More

The Weekly Eater: K-pop stars draw focus to Seoul Jung

It all started with a “When Harry Met Sally”-style, “I’ll have what he’s having moment.” That’s how I ended up at Seoul Jung, not exactly a top-of-mind Korean restaurant for locals. Read More

Bite Size: Mediterraneo’s new pizzas

Pizza is new at Il Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, where chef Fabrizio Favale has installed a pizza oven in his outdoor patio, with former Maui Four Seasons chef Mauro Gramuglia on board creating Napoli-style pizzas. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Akira’s kaiseki fascinates from start to finish

Several great Japanese restaurants opened this year, but Akira is proving to be the best of the bunch. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Hamjipark serves dishes with greater subtlety

After four years of planning, Hamjipark has opened in our own mini version of Koreatown near Ala Moana Center. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Waioli’s Grill and Cafe offers unique tapas

Restaurant Wada closed its doors not for lack of popularity, but because its namesake chef sought more opportunity in New York City. The space remained vacant for a while, but has sprung to life again with the emergence of Waioli Grill and Cafe. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Sheldon Simeon’s new Maui restaurant will take cues from past

“Top Chef” alum Sheldon Simeon is slated to open Lineage at The Shops of Wailea on Oct. 15. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Megumi Odin reopens Vegan Hills in Kaimuki

It’s nearly impossible to call yourself a vegetarian or a vegan in Hawaii without knowing the work of Megumi Odin. Since opening Peace Cafe a decade ago Odin has been one of Oahu’s leading proponents of green eating. Read More

Burger Hale goes global at International Market Place

Burger Hale recently introduced a new menu lineup that includes a sukiyaki burger, Hawaiian BBQ burger with kalua pork and a crispy cheddar cheese “hula skirt,” plus options of strawberry, pineapple or mocha shave-ice shakes. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Rangoon Burmese Kitchen finds home downtown

Khun Sai graduated into the early 1990s recession, so never had the opportunity to put his degree in electrical engineering to work. That was our gain after he eventually found his way into the food industry. Read More

Pearl Highlands Center marks 25 years with updated food court

Pearl Highlands Center is marking its 25th-anniversary year with a newly renovated food court, which, when fully open, will give diners on the Leeward side many more quick food options. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Best of France, Hawaii meet in Waikiki

Paris Hawaii is an intimate restaurant that weds the best of local ingredients and contemporary French culinary philosophy and techniques. Read More

Kamana meets need for Indian cuisine

Kamana Kitchen is a small local chain that has a proven track record, with two restaurants on Hawaii island and one in Kihei, Maui. Read More

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