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

Find the Best Rou Jia Mo (aka “Chinese Hamburgers”) at Xi’an Taste in Kaka‘ako

Chinese inventions: gunpowder, paper and ... hamburgers?
2019.12.02 07:00 AM

November Food News Update: 11 Restaurant Openings in Honolulu

What’s in the former Home Bar space, a new steakhouse and “the best Hawaiian food.”
2019.11.27 04:37 PM

Bring a Thanksgiving Pie that No One is Expecting

Uncommon sur-pie-ses from Breadshop, HB Baking and The Pig & The Lady.
2019.11.20 07:00 AM

Find Your Next Favorite Fruit or Vegetable at the Variety Showcase on November 25

Taste in-development, new and ancient varieties of Hawai‘i crops at the matchmaking event for breeders, farmers, chefs and eaters.
2019.11.18 08:00 AM

First Look: Halekūlani Bakery & Restaurant

Find edamame bread, raspberry pistachio tarts and cioppino at the new Halepuna hotel by Halekūlani.
2019.11.11 11:51 AM

The Pig & The Lady Tokyo: What It Takes to Open a Hawai‘i Restaurant in Japan

For his first overseas restaurant, Andrew Le resists the Hawai‘i-fication of The Pig & The Lady while calibrating recipes with Japanese ingredients.
2019.11.06 10:35 AM

Going Solo: An Introvert’s Guide to Dining in Honolulu

Sometimes one is the best number.
2019.10.21 10:35 AM

Mid-Late Summer Has Made More than a Hundred Flavors of Ice Cream

Including malted noni, jackfruit camomile and ‘ulu peanut butter and grape.
2019.10.16 11:15 AM

Best of Honolulu 2019

Discover all the 2019 Best of Honolulu winners—both editorial and reader picks.
2019.10.14 03:56 PM

Onda Pasta is Back, Making Fresh Pasta in Honolulu

At the Kaka‘ako Farmers Market, try a prepared plate or pick up one of the varieties of fresh pasta to take home.
2019.10.14 10:47 AM

September Food News Update: 11 Restaurant Openings and 2 That Closed on O‘ahu

A monthly update of new arrivals, including a restaurant in a $5,000/night hotel and 10 other places.
2019.09.27 10:30 AM

First Look: Kikue, a New Soba-Focused Restaurant Opens in Kaimukī

Find an extensive sake collection and modern soba bowls.
2019.09.25 07:00 AM
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