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

King Restaurant and Bar Introduces New and Rare-to-Honolulu Chinese Dishes

Sensing a shift in tastes and demographics, the owner and chef team depart from their previous menus at Hung Won and Legends Seafood.
2019.04.15 10:54 AM

The Historic Wai‘oli Tea Room Reopens as the Wai‘oli Kitchen and Bake Shop

The new Wai‘oli restores its original mission by employing people from Salvation Army’s drug and treatment center and those transitioning out of prison.
2019.04.08 09:49 AM

5 Reasons to Shop and Eat at the New Wednesday Night Kaka‘ako Farmers Market

Stock your fridge and stomach with everything from a rainbow of veggies to jumbo, deep-sea shrimp.
2019.03.27 07:30 AM

Learn an Exclusive Vegetarian Recipe From “Chef’s Table” Star Jeong Kwan

The Buddhist monk from South Korea known for her moment on the hit Netflix show recently taught temple food philosophy and techniques at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific in Honolulu. Here's a recipe for you to try at home.
2019.03.25 02:21 PM

What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in March 2019

Back at Town; whiskey, wine and charcuterie, oh my!; and a new monthly cooking class.
2019.03.20 05:03 PM

First Look: Liliha Bakery Opens at Ala Moana Center

The third, and biggest, outpost of the beloved Liliha Bakery offers a bar and more central location.
2019.03.08 09:46 AM

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

Everywhere else in the U.S., they’re baked.
2019.03.06 07:00 AM

4 Hawai‘i Chefs and Restaurants Announced as Semifinalists for the James Beard Awards

Lineage, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Ed Kenney, Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush make the first cut.
2019.02.27 05:33 PM

First Look: Seoul Tofu House

Warm up to roiling hot and spicy soondubu at this new Waikīkī spot.
2019.02.27 11:39 AM

Get Your Spicy Chinese Food Fix at Chengdu Taste

The popular Sichuan eatery reopens with more room to serve its fiery flavors.
2019.02.25 05:20 PM

Kōkua Market Faces a One-Week Deadline

Will Honolulu’s only natural foods cooperative be given the chance to reinvent itself?
2019.02.15 02:45 PM

Try The Mango-iest Mango Shave Ice at Hawai‘i’s First Ice Monster in Waikīkī

The Taiwanese chain claims it was the first to create the item, using real fruit in the ice instead of syrup.
2019.02.06 12:53 PM
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