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Nishime is a star at yearly church event

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Terry Yamamoto says she’s No. 1 when it comes to nishime.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Keiko Takahashi, left, Tsuyako Sokugawa and Hisako Miyata tie knots in strips of konbu.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Terry Yamamoto stirs the large pots of nishime being prepared for Makiki Christian Church’s Festival of Thanksgiving.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Volunteers at Makiki Christian Church make nishime for the Festival of Thanksgiving every year.

Terry Yamamoto has a famous son — chef Alan Wong — but she is famous in her own right, for her nishime, or Japanese vegetable stew. Read more

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