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

Goofy Cafe: A New All-Day Brunch Spot

Open late with a dinner menu, too
2014.01.15 11:35 AM

Best North Shore Shrimp Truck: Giovanni’s, Romy’s or Fumi’s?

The surf champions have been crowned for the season, but the question remains: which of the Kahuku shrimp trucks is the best?
2014.01.06 02:19 PM

The Everything Guide to Ahi in Hawaii

Hawaii's Most Beloved Fish: A guide to finding the best, and stories from the people who catch and serve it.
2013.12.09 10:13 AM

Chinatown's new Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine, Kan Zaman

Not long ago, two chefs peddled tacos from their food trucks. They fell in love (platonically), And together, they opened Kan Zaman to serve the food they missed from their home countries.
2013.11.11 07:28 PM

New: Budnamujip, high-end Korean barbecue

Korean barbecue goes high end at Budnamujip.
2013.11.11 03:06 PM

The Man Who Bought Liliha Bakery and opened The Signature

Peter Kim made his name with casual dining spots such as Yummy Korean BBQ. Five years ago, he bought Liliha Bakery. Now he’s moving upscale with the steakhouse The Signature.
2013.10.07 06:00 PM

Uber in Honolulu, the private car service app comes to Oahu

Black car service? So what? What Uber has to offer may be more than that.
2013.10.03 06:00 AM

Arancino at The Kahala and The Signature Are Bringing Fine Dining Back to Honolulu

For the past few years, it’s been about pop-ups and picnic tables; now, is the dining pendulum swinging back toward formal dining rooms and white tablecloths?
2013.10.02 07:45 AM

Alan Wong University: Where are his alumni now?

After 24 years of mentoring and developing Honolulu’s culinary talent, Alan Wong has an influence on Hawaii’s dining scene that reaches beyond the plate.
2013.09.10 10:07 AM

Hunan Cuisine in Chinatown

Honolulu is dominated by Cantonese-local hybrid restaurants that tend to blur together after awhile. Enter Hunan Cuisine.
2013.09.02 07:00 AM

Want Better Food? Get Rid of Tipping

Why Hawaii should get rid of tipping.
2013.08.12 06:00 AM

Cafe Central in First Hawaiian Bank

Cafe Central, a microcafe to find.
2013.07.08 06:00 AM
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