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Lunch With Chef Chai: Duck noodle, Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine

August 12, 2011

Lunch With Chef Chai: Duck noodle, Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine

When Biting Commentary filmed a TV episode with Chef Chai Chaowasaree (you can see it here), we spent some time in Chinatown.

Where do you eat here? we asked him. Turns out that his favorite Chinatown eatery was the same as Biting Commentary's: Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine, a cool sanctuary across the street from the Oahu Market.

In Biting Commentary's humble opinion, Saigon Cuisine has the best pho in town: a perfectly balanced rich broth, fresh vegetables, noodles cooked perfectly. He's also a such fan of the rich red beef noodle that's he's learned to accept a little gristle and tendon in the Vietnamese... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Feed The Hunger Fundraiser, Sept. 8

August 11, 2011

Feed The Hunger Fundraiser, Sept. 8

Worried that the Islands have to import 85 percent of our food? Want to help farmers and low-income food entrepreneurs? Here's an event for you. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


New: GRYLT, Manoa Marketplace

August 10, 2011

New: GRYLT, Manoa Marketplace

Looking for a healthy plate lunch? GRYLT has one, though may we suggest you skip the plates and go to sandwiches. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Upcoming: Chopsticks & Wine, Oct. 5

August 9, 2011

Upcoming: Chopsticks & Wine, Oct. 5

The annual wine and food fundraiser for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 10th anniversary in October. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Dining Disaster, or How I Ended Up with Pizza for Supper

August 7, 2011

Dining Disaster, or How I Ended Up with Pizza for Supper

Our attempt to eat at JJ's new Le Cacao Bistro resulted in ... well, nothing more than an hour sitting at an empty table. Read more »

Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Heidi Peterson Barrett Wine Dinner, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Aug 8

August 5, 2011

Heidi Peterson Barrett Wine Dinner, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Aug 8

There are only 20 places at the table when the First Lady of Napa Wine, Heidi Peterson Barrett, visits Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Aug. 8 Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About This Column

From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.



 

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