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

Masa Hawaii Grinds Heirloom Corn for its Handmade Tortillas

Find freshly made blue corn tortillas and more from Masa at the Saturday Kaka‘ako Farmers Market.
2019.05.29 10:38 AM

We Search for the Best Public Swimming Pool on O‘ahu

From Wahiawā to Kāne‘ohe, from the hidden to the new, we searched O‘ahu for the best public pool.
2019.05.23 06:05 PM

Black Sheep Cream Co. Brings Its Unicorn Poop to Wahiawā

A 23-year-old opens her second ice cream shop.
2019.05.17 09:20 AM

Mānoa Chocolate’s New Chocolate Factory Opens with a Drink Lab and Gelato Bar

Taste everything from 100% cacao bars to a drink made with cacao fruit.
2019.05.10 07:00 AM

Where Are Hawai‘i’s Top Chefs Now?

Updates on nine chefs who cooked at some of Hawai‘i's favorite restaurants, with one crew opening a new place this summer.
2019.05.06 04:55 PM

Barrio Café and Taqueria El Ranchero: Two Reasons Wahiawā Has Great Mexican Food

A Taste of Oaxaca dinner, a Cinco de Mayo party, and mechanical bull for Taco Tuesdays.
2019.05.03 03:37 PM

Penny’s Malasadas in Lā‘ie and Kahuku Fry the Lightest Malassadas on the Island

Surprise: the best malassada is on the North Shore.
2019.05.01 05:13 PM

Dine on a Farm and Shop a Celebratory Farmers Market This Week

The annual Parade of Farms in Wai‘anae and Kokua Market’s Celebration provides opportunities to meet farmers and learn the origins of your food.
2019.04.29 11:45 AM

Hale ‘Aina Happenings: From Prima to Hooters, and Other April Restaurant News

Moké’s Bread and Breakfast opens in Kaimukī; Cattleya, a new wine bar, opens inside Orchids at the Halekūlani; and Prima closes.
2019.04.19 09:17 AM

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
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