Martha Cheng

Martha Cheng is the Food and Dining editor for Honolulu Magazine. She also writes for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food and Wine, and Eater. In past lives, she was a line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer, Google techie and has degrees in Computer Science and English from Wellesley College. She really likes listing things. More than a decade ago, she came to Honolulu for a boy and stayed for the people and ocean. She was born in San Francisco, but prefers surfing in Hawai‘i. 

  

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Stories by Martha

The Perfect Pūpū Platter for an Outdoor Summer Party or Picnic in Hawai‘i

Why import your party platter? We packed our pūpū board with tasty made-in-Hawai‘i bites worth going holoholo for.
2020.06.03 12:00 PM

Pick Up Lychee and Lup Cheong at Sun Chong Grocery in Honolulu’s Chinatown

Lychee season is here. Plus, Sun Chong has all your Chinese cooking essentials, including lup cheong from San Francisco.
2020.06.03 07:00 AM

Travel Around the World (While Staying on O‘ahu) For Breakfast at These 7 Restaurants

Be bold this morning and let your first meal take you around the globe, from Taiwan’s fan tuan to Mexico’s menudo.
2020.06.02 04:25 PM

Discover Mushroom Jerky from ‘Ōpala Foods at the Honolulu Farmers Market at Blaisdell and Farm Link Hawai‘i

The mushroom grower offers pink and white oyster mushrooms and mushroom jerky for a vegetarian version of taegu.
2020.06.01 01:54 PM

Catering Confidential

One was allergic to blood; another planned his own funeral. A groom popped in to fight a chef, while shrimp shells followed another chef home.
2020.05.28 07:00 AM

New Maui-Made Fresh Pasta by Bu’ono is Now Available at O‘ahu Whole Foods

Lahaina’s Sale Pepe now offers retail packages of fresh pasta and sauces.
2020.05.27 07:00 AM

Comfort Eats: Mian in Honolulu is Back

Mian’s spicy Chongqing noodles will set your mouth buzzing.
2020.05.22 07:00 AM

State DOH Issues Cease and Desist Order to Mālama Meals’ Free Meal Delivery Program

Mālama Meals was serving about 8,000 meals a day on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Moloka‘i.
2020.05.20 04:43 PM

Honolulu Restaurants and Takeout Spots Where You Can Stock Up On Pantry Staples and Groceries

Six places to get flour, yeast, meat, vegetables and, yes, toilet paper.
2020.05.20 11:45 AM

Comfort Eats: Find Pho and Vegan Vietnamese at The Ripple of Smiles

And yes, smiles, too.
2020.05.15 07:00 AM

Why McDonald’s Hawai‘i Has the Only Fried Apple Pies in the Country

Everywhere else in the U.S., they’re baked.
2020.05.13 08:45 AM

Quail, Duck, Steeped in Tea, Fertilized or a Century Old: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Hard-boiled chicken eggs are great. But these other egg options will definitely bring you out of your shell.
2020.05.12 07:00 AM
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