Martha Cheng

Food and Biting Commentary editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She’s a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. 

  

Stories by Martha

Cheating: Blue Tree Cafe cleanse, Day 3

"I don't have the willpower," people say.

Juice cleanse at Blue Tree Cafe, Day 2

"After day two, the hunger goes away."

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

A five day, mostly juice cleanse.

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

Carnivores, vegans and wine, oh my!

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.

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?

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.

The Everything Guide to Surfing

Here's how Hawaii surfs now.

Best Bread in Honolulu

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

The Do-Overs: 53 by the Sea and Lucky Belly

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.

The Hawaiian Plate Explained

The restaurants, the factories, the farmers, the history, the origins.

Tour de Eats: Food Crawl around Honolulu

Take in the city, three (or four) restaurants at a time with Kalapawai Cafe, Saeng's Thai, Formaggio Grill, Yakiniku Don-Day, Sushi ii, City Cafe, Jinroku, L'Aperitif and Ailana Shave Ice.

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