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

The Owner of Sale Pepe On Racism in the Food Business and Why She Feels At Home On Maui

Qiana Di Bari used to manage the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest before opening her own restaurant in New York, then moving to Maui in 2013.
2020.07.01 01:14 PM

Lamont Brown on Being Black and Mexican in the Food Industry in Hawai‘i

He also tells us about how he created the Spanish-Mexican menu at his Hale‘iwa restaurant, which celebrates its two-year anniversary this month.
2020.06.24 04:00 PM

Get Hawai‘i Raised, Naturally Farmed Pork for Father’s Day from Mountain View Farms

Using Korean natural farming techniques—the sourdough of farming—David Wong raises about 800 pigs on a vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics and vaccines.
2020.06.15 03:11 PM

How Did a Japanese Restaurant Group Invade Hawai‘i Cuisine Without Anyone Noticing?

While you were busy avoiding Waikīkī, Zetton was infiltrating the neighborhood.
2020.06.15 07:00 AM

4 New Things You Can Buy at Mānoa Chocolate

Mānoa Chocolate opened a new factory capable of churning out 50,000 chocolate bars a month, more than twice as many as the old spot.
2020.06.13 08:00 AM

Mad Bene in Kapolei Has Reopened for Dine-In

Bao Tran, formerly of Major Food Group in New York, helms the stylish and spacious eatery.
2020.06.12 02:00 PM

5 Questions with Lahaina Grill

We talk with owner Jurg Munch about the restaurant’s history of success.
2020.06.11 09:09 PM

Honolulu Restaurants are Reopening Today. What Should You Expect When Dining In?

Face masks, gloves, clear acrylic barriers and outdoor tables.
2020.06.05 07:00 AM

The Perfect Pūpū Platter for an Outdoor Summer Party or Picnic in Hawai‘i

Why import your party platter? We packed our pūpū board with tasty made-in-Hawai‘i bites worth going holoholo for.
2020.06.03 12:00 PM

Pick Up Lychee and Lup Cheong at Sun Chong Grocery in Honolulu’s Chinatown

Lychee season is here. Plus, Sun Chong has all your Chinese cooking essentials, including lup cheong from San Francisco.
2020.06.03 07:00 AM

Travel Around the World (Without Leaving Hawai‘i) For Breakfast at These 7 Restaurants

Be bold this morning and let your first meal take you around the globe, from Taiwan’s fan tuan to Mexico’s menudo.
2020.06.02 04:25 PM

Discover Mushroom Jerky from ‘Ōpala Foods at the Honolulu Farmers Market at Blaisdell and Farm Link Hawai‘i

The mushroom grower offers pink and white oyster mushrooms and mushroom jerky for a vegetarian version of taegu.
2020.06.01 01:54 PM
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