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Food & Dining

Your guide to food, restaurants, wine and dining in Hawaii.

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Sun Noodles Shine In This Saimin Soup
We are very fortunate in Hawaii to grow up eating saimin — Hawaii’s version of ramen, which continues to gain worldwide popularity. We are blessed...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Wrapping Up A Sweet Vegetarian Fiesta
Marla Momi Musick created Pacifikology, a pop up design shop, to showcase the work of artists, designers, Hawaii products and creative services that reflect contemporary...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Sharing A Few New Fine Wine Finds
I just spent three days in Portland, Ore., with some of the top wine professionals across the nation. As a member of the Court of...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Adding Just The Right Kick To Fried Rice
When you say the words “kim chee” in Hawaii, Mike Irish is a name that will pop into the conversation. Owner of Halm’s Enterprises since...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Going Wild For Savory Baked Salmon
Since 1946, Easter Seals Hawaii has been driven by its mission to empower people with developmental disabilities and special needs to achieve their goals and...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Best Wines Are Shared With Friends
I was listening to a radio show the other day, and they were interviewing an artist, asking him who was the most influential on his...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Cooking Hawaiian Style Goes Worldwide
We are fast approaching our fourth season, and it’s like a dream come true for my executive co-producer Frank Abraham and me! Season 4 starts...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Decorating Easter Cookies With The Keiki
Kakaako resident Arlene Akiyama moved from New York to Hawaii 40 years ago for the warm weather, and she never looked back. She has been...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Controversy Over Arsenic In Wines
The California wine world is fomenting over allegations that a host of wines contain a “dangerous” level of arsenic. At the risk of sounding alarmist,...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Mom’s Secret To Rich, Flavorful Pinakbet
I grew up eating all kinds of food, but pinakbet was definitely one of my favorites. I learned how to make this from my mom,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Kosher Kugel For Passover
Passover, which begins next week, commemorates the freedom and exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II about 3,000...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Value Of California’s Paso Robles
If you were to ask me what is one of California’s top emerging wine regions, I quickly would reply Paso Robles. It is a hotbed...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Small-tot Time Comfort Food
A lot of people will go to the Cooking Hawaiian Style website and then say, “That’s not Hawaiian or Hawaii food,” and to that, I...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Warming Up With A Bowl Of Savory Soup
Matt Catingub, artistic director and founder of Hawaii Pops, is multitalented — a saxophonist, woodwind artist, conductor, pianist, vocalist, performer, composer and arranger. He is...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Toast To Wine-loving Chocoholics
My wife is a chocoholic — the best kind. Like many, she adores, in particular, dark chocolate. So everywhere I travel, I always bring back...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Ho‘ohuli Spills The Beans About Cooking
Radasha Ho‘ohuli, Miss Hawaii USA 2006, hails from Nanakuli. I have been friends with Radasha for about 15 years. When I asked her to be...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A St. Patty’s Day Tradition
Michael McDermott is originally from Cleveland, and moved to Hawaii six years ago at the invitation of his girlfriend at the time. He says that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Cultural Views On A First Taste Of Wine
Warning: This column contains instances of underage drinking. My son is 10 years old, and many of my friends have been asking me if he...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Simply Satisfying Pasta With Shrimp
Onda Pasta brings us Italy and Hawaii blended together on the North Shore. We invited owners Andrea and Jessica Onetti to the show to share...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Bountiful Benefits Of Broccoli
Connie Gayle, a world-renowned expert, has been enhancing the beauty of residents and visitors to Hawaii for more than 40 years. The registered nurse and...

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