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Salad-bar approach puts mainland spin on Hawaii-style poke

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Salad-bar approach puts mainland spin on Hawaii-style poke

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

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Back in the Day

Vegan meals guided by good taste

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Eight years ago, Nuuanu resident Stephen Dung took a vegan cooking class after his wife and daughter requested more vegetables. Now he cooks a vegetarian dinner for his family at least once a week, and he has also taught vegan cooking classes. Read More


Windward Oahu breweries make it easy to find quality beer

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Still looking for a new year’s resolution in 2018? I’ve got one for you: Drink more local beer! Read More

By Request

Peach Bavarian cake an only-in-Hawaii specialty

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm
The peach Bavarian cake belongs to a class of only-in-Hawaii desserts that includes chocolate dream and chantilly cakes. Read More

By the Glass

Kalani grad returns to Hawaii for wine events

Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm
Master sommelier Michael “MJ” Jordan is a guitar-playing, good-fun local boy (a Kalani High School graduate) who is a relentless, dedicated wine educator and is committed to making wine accessible, fun and enjoyable for all who will listen to his messages. Read More


Aoki’s Shave Ice settles into new Haleiwa location

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm
After four years of doing without, customers are rediscovering Aoki’s Shave Ice in its new location, a little red building across the street from its old spot on Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa. Read More

Does it Work?

iDrink puts sparkle in low-calorie beverages

Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm
The iDrink product adds bubbles to beverages, pulped juices excluded. I tested the DrinkMate on water, juice, tea and cold-brew coffee — all were fun to do and drink, except the coffee. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Super powders bulk up meals

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm
Super powders, like maca root (from the radish family), matcha (from green tea) and spirulina (from algae) are gaining popularity and finding their way into lattes, smoothies, soups and baked goods. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm
If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More

Grab and Go

Restaurant’s spirits are ‘Sunny Side’ up

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm
Sunny Side may not be your grandma’s kitchen, but it has been serving the same local, homestyle dishes at its current location in Wahiawa since 1977. Read More

Health Options

New Year’s traditions have roots in good nutrition

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Although many New Year’s traditional foods are symbols of good luck, health and prosperity, they also provide many benefits important to maintaining or improving health. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Smoky flavors give chili special kick

Updated on  January 4, 2018 at 12:09 am
Students in Kapiolani Community College’s Nutritional Cuisines class requires students to create dishes tailored for restricted diets, including a delicious roasted tomato chili. Read More

Local Moco

Sweet-sour fish a childhood favorite for Lanai-raised chef

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Chef Adam Tabura grew up enjoying sweet-sour whole fish as a child on Lanai, and he featured it in his cookbook, “A Filipino Kitchen.” Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Hawaii brews stand up to California’s best

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm
On a recent trip to Northern California and San Diego, I sought out as many new beers as I possibly could. But something unexpected happened. I was rather underwhelmed by what I tasted. It’s not because the beers were not good, it’s just that I was comparing my discoveries to the beers brewed in Hawaii. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Punch recipes make festive holiday cocktails

Updated on  December 29, 2017 at 12:10 am
If you’re hosting a holiday party and looking for an easy way to meet the beverage needs of everyone — drinkers and not — a festive punch is a good solution, allowing your guests to serve themselves while still feeling treated to a crafted cocktail. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Turn to household oven to make seasoned salt

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Seasoned salt can be added to popcorn, avocado, eggs, steak or just about anything right before serving. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Salad-bar approach puts mainland spin on Hawaii-style poke

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Part of the reason the pseudo poke operations have been so successful across the country is that they are more cost-effective than the local way, which is to have rows of dozens of different kinds of ready-made fresh-catch poke available every day. It’s a highly perishable product, and if one doesn’t sell, it can be a big loss. Read More


Eating House marks 1 year in Kapolei

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:06 pm
Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 in Kapolei marks its first anniversary Jan. 28 with a “Plantation Paina” to benefit Kahumana Organic Farm’s School to Farm program. Read More