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

Let Someone Else Grill: Honolulu Skewer House and Yakitori Ando

Meat sticks at a northern Chinese skewer spot and a yakitori speakeasy.
2019.07.10 02:38 PM

The Best Honolulu Shave Ice You’ve Probably Never Tried

Island Vintage Coffee’s açaí bowl and shave ice may be one of the best-kept secrets for locals.
2019.07.08 12:18 PM

CakeM and Miss Chen’s Cake: Pieces of Cake at 808 Center

Find chocolate and caramel domes at cakeM and durian everything at Miss Chen’s.
2019.07.05 08:00 AM

Travel the World Through 5 Shave Ice Spots

Where to find shave ice from Mexico to Taiwan on O‘ahu.
2019.07.03 11:36 AM

First Look: TBD… Pop-Up Restaurant at the Diamond Head Edge of Waikīkī

Vikram Garg, formerly of the Halekūlani, returns to the public with a restaurant whose name is TBD… literally.
2019.06.24 02:33 PM

Amina Chau Runs the Only Restaurant in Honolulu Serving Halal Italian Food

Exploring restaurants by the Islamic community on O‘ahu means tasting flavors from Uzbekistan, Iran, Morocco and ... Italy.
2019.06.19 10:00 AM

Moroccan Spot, Casablanca, is One of the Longest-Running Restaurants in Kailua

And it has hardly changed in the 25 years it’s been open.
2019.06.18 03:45 PM

Bar Koko and Persian Restaurant on Pi‘ikoi Street is All About the Meat

As one of the oldest cuisines in existence, which spread as the Islamic Empire grew, Persian food can taste familiar even if you’ve never had it before.
2019.06.18 03:27 PM

Silk Road Café in Honolulu Is One of the Closest Places to Eat by ‘Iolani Palace

Uzbek food feels primal.
2019.06.18 03:08 PM

Maui-Raised Alana Kysar Shines a Spotlight on Local Hawai‘i Food in Her New Cookbook

Cook the book.
2019.06.11 04:21 PM

What Are Honolulu Chefs Obsessed with Right Now?

A Vermicular Musui pot, screwpine and rose syrup, and more.
2019.06.03 12:47 PM

8 Top Spots For Soft Serve Desserts in Honolulu

It’s a swirl world after all.
2019.05.31 12:06 PM
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