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

Detox: Blue Tree Cafe's juice cleanse, Day 1

A five day, mostly juice cleanse.
2013.04.02 06:32 AM

Three new restaurants: 678 Hawaii, Greens and Vines, HASR Bistro

Carnivores, vegans and wine, oh my!
2013.03.04 10:21 AM

New: Monkeypod Kitchen at Ko Olina

Good or bad restaurant? Depends on what you order.
2013.02.27 10:09 AM

Workplace Secrets in Honolulu

We spoke to people in a wide range of professions—teacher, waxer, gravedigger—to find out the nitty-gritty details of what they do at work, and why.
2013.02.15 11:18 AM

Vintage Cave: The Chef and the Blank-Check Restaurant

Can a “crazy” chef artist—and his Medici-like wealthy sponsor—put fine dining in Hawaii back on the map?
2013.02.05 05:20 AM

Biting Commentary 2012 Favorites

Tis the season to look back at the year, so I'm browsing previous Biting Commentary posts to remind me of some of my favorite eating experiences in this town.
2012.12.30 02:04 PM

The Everything Guide to Surfing

Here's how Hawaii surfs now.
2012.12.18 02:02 PM

Best Bread in Honolulu

Breaking Bread: Chris Sy uses flour power to make the best bread in town.
2012.12.09 06:00 AM

The Do-Overs: 53 by the Sea and Lucky Belly Replace Two Decades-Old Restaurants

In which two decades-old restaurants give way to new ones. One is an outright replacement of the old John Dominis, the other took over a long-time Chinese greasy spoon.
2012.12.05 12:05 PM

Everything You Need to Know About the Hawaiian Plate

The restaurants, the factories, the farmers, the history, the origins.
2012.11.13 10:04 AM

Tour de Eats: Take in Honolulu While You Eat at Three (or Four) Restaurants a Night

Food crawl around Honolulu with Kalapawai Cafe, Saeng’s Thai, Formaggio Grill, Yakiniku Don-Day, Sushi ii, City Cafe, Jinroku, L’Aperitif and Ailana Shave Ice.
2012.10.12 09:16 AM

New Foodie Finds Arrive in Honolulu

Try these locally made products from Adoboloco, Maui Preserved and Manoa Chocolate
2012.10.09 10:11 AM
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