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Hilo’s Maebo family enjoys success with ‘One-Ton’ chips


Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 11:14 am
Every culture over time has come up with its own version of fried dough, doused with a bit of sugar more often than not. In Hilo, the Maebo family makes One-Ton Chips. Read More

Learn ‘hard pour’ for full nitro beer experience


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Nitro beers are alluring in appearance, but also in their silky smooth taste. Guinness perfected the process of adding nitrogen to beer in 1959. For many years, if you wanted to enjoy a nitro beer you were limited to Guinness and a few other Irish and English brands, or you had to visit a pub that served beer on nitro. Read More

‘Iolani School fare is more than fair


Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 12:19 am
Even if carnivals are not your thing, the hungry monkey in you might appreciate a visit to the ‘Iolani School Fair. We’re talking fair fare that’s a cut above. Read More

Mina’s Fish House at Four Seasons Oahu takes its mission seriously


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
We have sushi and poke bars, but an all-encompassing, comprehensive and high-quality seafood restaurant is a rare entity, at least on Oahu. Read More

Put mega-sized winter melons to full use


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm
A winter melon is a daunting proposition. It’s huge. The average Chinatown-market melon is around 10 pounds. Bring one home and you’ve got several meals in one giant melon package. Read More

History meets high-rise at Peter Merriman’s new restaurant


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm
This year marks two milestones for Peter Merriman: the 30th anniversary of his first restaurant, Merriman’s Waimea, and the opening of the first Merriman’s in Honolulu, which opens in June and will have a staff of 120 under executive chef Jon Matsubara. Read More
 

‘Chinese Lady’ Lorraine Witte teaches basics to feed soul


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 8:10 pm
The sensory gratification of cooking and feeding people became a part of her identity at a young age, so it was natural for Lorraine Witte to become an Asian food consultant and lifelong teacher. Read More

Regal Bakery recognized by Salvation Army for donations


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Regal Bakery has donated more than 5,000 of its colorful specialty doughnuts over four years to the Salvation Army’s National Donut Day. In appreciation, the Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is honoring Regal as a 2018 Army of Hope Award recipient. Read More

Sales of ‘Everyday Recipes’ cookbook benefit Aloha United Way


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm
Hawaiian Electric Co. continues a delicious tradition of sharing recipes from employees while giving back to the community. Read More
 

Students excel at Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
Aloun Farms’ annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition is an event that instills a sense of optimism for the future. The fifth-annual contest on April 7 brought together two-student teams from nine Oahu public high schools to create dishes utilizing Aloun’s Ewa sweet onion, cabbage and sweet potato. Read More

Sheet pans transform weeknight cooking


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm
Once upon a time, way back in the annals of home cooking, there was an era before sheet-pan suppers. In that dark age, even well-equipped kitchens lacked so much as a single professional sheet pan, let alone the two or three deemed indispensable by many of us today. Read More

Kim chee, fishcake make tasty pupu pair


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm
This two-ingredient, no-cook pupu is tasty and pretty to take to a party. Storebought kim chee is stuffed into chikuwa fish cake. When sliced into rounds, it makes the perfect finger food. Read More

Curb fennel’s strong flavor by baking into gratin


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm
Fennel is a white bulb from which emerge several thick stems and fluffy dark green fronds. It is common in Mediterranean cooking; not so much in Asian. It’s high in fiber, vitamin C and other positive nutritional elements, but many people are immediately put off by its strong anise, or licorice, flavor. Read More

Sharing ‘HUGS’ and comfort foods


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm
The nonprofit organization HUGS — for Help, Understanding and Group Support — serves families facing the emotional and financial challenges of serious childhood illness. They’ll host a gala event at the Sheraton Waikiki next month. Read More

Add pizazz to plain-old pupu with ‘thorny’ tempura


Updated on  April 15, 2018 at 10:58 pm
Add crunch and pizazz to your tempura with this recipe for “thorny” tempura that includes pieces of somen noodle, courtesy of Muriel Miura in “A Japanese Kitchen.” Read More

Cassava root a valued staple food around the globe


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The pursuit of a Ph.D. in botany brought Brazil native Daniela Dutra Elliott to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2008. Through the years, she has kept a piece of Brazil present in her life via a beloved seafood stew from her hometown of Bahia called bobo de camarao. Read More

Corned beef offers satisfying dinner from a can


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm
When you are in a hurry to prepare dinner, this easy, three-ingredient meal does the trick. Always have a can of corned beef in your pantry and you’ll be prepared. Add staples of cabbage and onions and you can stretch that small can of corned beef to feed a group. Read More

Simply sliced and dressed, fennel offers fresh spring taste


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm
A satisfying salad of tuna and beans is a Mediterranean favorite, often served as a meal in warm weather. In my favorite version, the main ingredients — rich tuna and creamy beans — are accented with red wine vinegar, tomato and onion, finished with a flourish of extra-virgin olive oil. Read More

S&S Thai Kitchen expands to Waikiki


Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 10:20 am
S&S Thai Kitchen started out as a food truck, then opened a stall in Shirokiya Japan Village Walk in Ala Moana Center. Now S&S has a shop in Waikiki. Read More

Humble Saigon’s yields rewarding experience


Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Diners are obsessed with “best of” lists, but how often can people follow those leads? For most people, dining choices are more a matter of cost and convenience. Read More

Hawaii Sushi offers quick, high-quality sushi fix


Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm
Sometimes when that sushi craving hits, you want it fast and that often means hitting up a convenience or grocery store for something ready-made, quick and inexpensive. Read More

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