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

Taste the Bangladeshi Countryside in the Biryani at Café Maharani

Café Maharani delivers rich flavors from Northern India.
2015.01.21 04:31 PM

The Pig and the Lady: Honolulu’s Best New Restaurant

It takes a village to raise one of Honolulu’s best restaurants.
2015.01.14 11:17 AM

8 Unusual Types of Sushi You Must Try at Sushi ii

A guide to the unfamiliar fishes at Sushi ii.
2015.01.09 06:00 AM

5 Must-Have Mochi for the New Year

In the spirit of the new year, five deliciously different ways to get your mochi on.
2015.01.05 11:24 AM

Hawai‘i’s Best Breakfast: Café Kaila’s Perfect Pancakes Attract Lines Out the Door

Owner Chrissie Kaila Castillo is always in pursuit of pancake perfection.
2015.01.05 08:54 AM

HONOLULU Magazine’s 10 Most Popular Food and Dining Posts of 2014

From ramen-burger fever to our everlasting love for only-in-Hawai‘i saimin and shave ice, a look back.
2014.12.30 02:01 PM

9 Local Cafés Hipsters and Coffee Geeks Will Love

Here are some of our favorite coffee-first cafés around town, and, not to worry, even if you can’t tell a peaberry from a pour-over, you’re still guaranteed a carefully brewed, delicious cuppa joe.
2014.12.26 06:00 AM

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Last-Minute Ideas For Your Favorite Food Lover

Five easy gifts, some you don’t even have to leave the house for.
2014.12.23 09:08 AM

Hawai‘i Coffee Geeks Are Jolting the World’s Coffee Scene

A look at the young and the caffeinated in Hawai‘i.
2014.12.17 06:00 AM

First Look: Bethel Street Tap Room

Beer and cupcakes? Yes, please.
2014.12.16 11:48 AM

Daylight Mind: A New Cafe, Bakery, Restaurant and Coffee School

In Kona, this new spot offers coffee flights, fabulous desserts, good food and some of the best views in town.
2014.12.11 05:15 PM

Farm to Café: The Evolution of Honolulu Coffee Co.

How Honolulu Coffee Co. came to be.
2014.12.10 09:50 AM
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