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On the hunt for cheap eats in Honolulu

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    Chef Wade Ueoka, left, prepares a bento for Lee Tonouchi at at MW Restaurant on Nov. 22.

  • COURTESY NADINE KAM

    At Fook Lam in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, a trio of dim sum offerings — beef meatballs, Chiu Chow and shrimp-spinach dumplings — add up to just $9.90.

  • COURTESY NADINE KAM

    Bario Ramen’s regular ramen is $11.99 but there’s a 15-percent kamaaina discount. A half-portion at lunch is $9.95.

Everybody could use a little extra cash for Christmas, and if you’re not earning it you’d better be saving it from somewhere else in your budget — like food. Read more

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