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

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

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
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