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Say ‘hola’ to this new cuban café

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    A fruitful find Castro's Cuban Food's papaya salad ($14) is filled with chia seed pudding, lilikoi yogurt and poi, and it's surrounded by sugar-preserved starfruit.

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    Feast on this The choripan, or linguica sausage sandwich, boasts layers of flavor starting with garlic aioli and mushroom chimichurri sauce.

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    Avocado toast with black bean hummus, purple radishes and floral garnishes

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    Lard-free vegan tamale, made with organic heirloom corn masa, is full of seasonal vegetables like kabocha, cauliflower and carrots.

It's understandable that Oahu's small population size of 1 million — vs. a pre-pandemic count of 8 million in New York City or 4 million in Los Angeles — has led to little diversity in the local food scene. Read more

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