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                                The Malafrozada, a malasada-flavored ice cream, is made with fresh pastries from Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Malasadas make creamy, icy treat

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

Malasadas make creamy, icy treat

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

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Back in the Day

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pureed garlic, onions and cilantro are flavor pastele stew.

Pastele stew connects couple with a beloved family tradition

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pureed garlic, onions and cilantro are flavor pastele stew.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Richard Pagan is 100 percent Puerto Rican. “I’m loud and proud,” the Foster Village resident jokes. Read More

Barfly

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Cocktail arts distilled in reference books

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 9:27 am
Spending time with books that cover alcohol is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process. Read More

By Request

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                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Failed recipe prompts discovery of a satisfying one-dish dinner

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
If anyone out there knows how to make stuffed turkey wings, I’m listening. Read More

By the Glass

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Instead of a red, try pairing spaghetti Bolognese with a dry, light- to medium-bodied rose to freshen the palate between bites.

Wines to uplift Mediterranean fare

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Instead of a red, try pairing spaghetti Bolognese with a dry, light- to medium-bodied rose to freshen the palate between bites.

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm
The popularity of Mediterranean-inspired food seems to be on the rise. Read More

Citizen Critic

Bagels are for lunch, too
 
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works - lettuce, tomato, sprouts onions, mayo and mustard - on a choice of New York style bagel. Their creations are huge and my freshly baked banana walnut bagel definitely made the sandwich.

Cindy Fukunaga, Moanalua

Bagels are for lunch, too

Bagels are for lunch, too
 
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works - lettuce, tomato, sprouts onions, mayo and mustard - on a choice of New York style bagel. Their creations are huge and my freshly baked banana walnut bagel definitely made the sandwich.

Cindy Fukunaga, Moanalua

Updated on  October 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works — lettuce, tomato, sprouts, onions, mayoand mustard — on a choice of New York-style bagel. Read More

Cravings

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                                Ikezo Sparkling Jelly Sake comes in flavors of yuzu, berry and peach.

Jell-O shots get an elegant makeover with sparkling jelly

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ikezo Sparkling Jelly Sake comes in flavors of yuzu, berry and peach.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
The words “Jell-O shot” stir up fond memories for me. I loved slurping up those colorful, vodka- infused gelatins, sometimes topped with a squirt of whipped cream. Read More

Does it Work?

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                                The Pull’n Slice Box Mandoline has a safety hood that protects fingers.

Mandoline keeps fingers safe

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                                The Pull’n Slice Box Mandoline has a safety hood that protects fingers.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Chef’n has created a mandoline that lessens the hazards of using such a device. Read More

Electric Kitchen

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Brunch benefits KEY Project

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Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Tickets are on sale for KEY Project’s Eighth Annual Mothers and Others benefit brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at 47-200 Waihee Road in Kaneohe. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email joshiro@staradvertiser.com. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Grab and Go

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Crab fried rice and beef lemongrass soup are specialties of Broken Rice, a Vietnamese Bistro.

Enjoy full flavors of ‘broken’ specialty

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Crab fried rice and beef lemongrass soup are specialties of Broken Rice, a Vietnamese Bistro.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Classic Vietnamese flavors and contemporary sensibilities combine in flavorful pho, beef, pork and chicken dishes at Broken Rice, which officially opened in Kaimuki on March 1. Read More

If I Can, You Can

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Freshly made sausages patties sizzle in the skillet.

Uncased sausages spread out flavors

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                                Freshly made sausages patties sizzle in the skillet.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm
What’s not to love about sausages? They’re hearty, flavorful and come in such variety they satisfy all palates. Read More

Local Moco

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                                “Pidgin guerrilla” Lee Tonouchi has been working on some special recipes that he calls “UchinaAmerican.”

Okinawan fused with American fused with pidgin

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                                “Pidgin guerrilla” Lee Tonouchi has been working on some special recipes that he calls “UchinaAmerican.”

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Pidgin “guerilla” Lee A. Tonouchi debuted a play last year, “UchinaAloha,” about a collision of Okinawan and American cultures. Read More

My Favorite Things

COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

Treasured trivet

COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

Updated on  August 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I bought this bottle-cap trivet in 2007 from the gift shop at Hawaii’s Plantation Village, where I am a docent. I couldn’t believe that people still made these things, admired the workmanship and essentially saw it as an art piece. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Why would a brewer purposely make its beer as cloudy as orange juice? It’s all about the hop flavor and aroma, which IPA lovers absolutely crave and NE IPAs pack in with an abundance.

Hazy brews have low bitterness, rich flavor

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Why would a brewer purposely make its beer as cloudy as orange juice? It’s all about the hop flavor and aroma, which IPA lovers absolutely crave and NE IPAs pack in with an abundance.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
If you’re like most people, almost every beer you’ve ever been served has been crystal clear. Read More

Should I Eat This?

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                                Susie Pyo, owner of Aloha Lounge in Kaimuki, tastes her Korean “beondegi” (silkworm larvae) dish in Aloha Lounge’s kitchen. Below, beondegi are sold in cans. For a video of Craig tasting the dish go to staradvertiser.com.

Silkworm larvae a tad bland

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Susie Pyo, owner of Aloha Lounge in Kaimuki, tastes her Korean “beondegi” (silkworm larvae) dish in Aloha Lounge’s kitchen. Below, beondegi are sold in cans. For a video of Craig tasting the dish go to staradvertiser.com.

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 5:23 am
Food shouldn’t be scary. When I started writing this column eight months ago, I looked at it as a way to share food and learn about other cultures, even if the food might be different from what most of us are used to. Read More

Spirited Conversations

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                                The Happy Buddha.

Bring on the ’bucha

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                                The Happy Buddha.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Tart, effervescent and refreshing, kombucha is the probiotic drink that is giving coconut water a run for its money. Read More

TheBuzz

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Malafrozada, a malasada-flavored ice cream, is made with fresh pastries from Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Malasadas make creamy, icy treat

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Malafrozada, a malasada-flavored ice cream, is made with fresh pastries from Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Malasada-flavored ice cream has become a reality at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery at 3632 Waialae Ave. Malafrozada debuted officially Easter Sunday. Read More

The Little Foodie

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Fresh lilikoi puree stands in for oranges in this carnitas taco filling.

Don’t fear fat in these flavorful carnitas

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Fresh lilikoi puree stands in for oranges in this carnitas taco filling.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm
Carnitas make for my favorite kind of taco but can be used in many ways: sandwich filling, with rice, in a nontraditional chili, or as a side to a bright and citrusy tomato salad. You Read More

The Weekly Eater

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled asparagus Milanese: Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar, Waterfront Plaza, 524-8466
                                Though not the star of this dish, a sunny-side-up egg is a picture-perfect finishing touch for this simple, well-balanced classic dish ($17.95) with the plush flavors of white truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Put an egg on it: 10 tasty posts on Instagram

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled asparagus Milanese: Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar, Waterfront Plaza, 524-8466
                                Though not the star of this dish, a sunny-side-up egg is a picture-perfect finishing touch for this simple, well-balanced classic dish ($17.95) with the plush flavors of white truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Chefs punch up the Instagram quotient of a dish by putting an egg on it. In the question of which came first, the egg craze or Instagram, I suggest the latter. Read More

Quickbites

COURTESY HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT & SPA
                                Beers from Maui Brewing, Ballast Point, Aloha Beer and Sierra Nevada will be offered at Brews by the Beach: Beers + Bites + Beats on Saturday at SWIM, at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

Celebrate the 3 B’s at Hyatt: beers, bites and beats

COURTESY HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT & SPA
                                Beers from Maui Brewing, Ballast Point, Aloha Beer and Sierra Nevada will be offered at Brews by the Beach: Beers + Bites + Beats on Saturday at SWIM, at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Ten craft beers and food to match will be served at Brews by the Beach: Beers + Bites + Beats on Saturday at SWIM, at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Read More

Recipe Box

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

Gigi’s Shrimp-Broccoli Stir-fry

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

Updated on  January 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Glenda Chung Hinchey put together this recipe for an easy shrimp stir-fry using frozen vegetables and shrimp. Read More