April 2022: Our Top 3 Most Viewed Posts
A roundup of the stories you deemed most drool-worthy and shareable.
Favorite foods from Vietnam, the Philippines and a homegrown take on a Chinese street staple dominated our page views in April, highlighting Hawai‘i eaters’ embrace of our Asian culinary roots.
Published April 14, 2022
When one of your passions in life is finding good banh mi sandwiches, as it is for our assistant editor Thomas Obungen, and you stumble across a gem that packs crispy, succulent pork belly inside exceptional bread, you immediately tell the world. Thomas’ review of Le’s Banh Mi is still drawing fans of Vietnam’s signature sandwich to the third-floor shop, and Thomas is still talking about that bread.
Published April 8, 2022
Maria Burke’s mother hails from Manila. Her roundup of favorite versions of pork sisig, monggo beans, ube ensaymada and other dishes is a love letter to the soul food she grew up with.
Published April 12, 2022
Voting in this reader poll went back and forth and in the end, Your Top 5 Manapua ranking emerged as our third most popular post so far in 2022. Perhaps the best part: The two winners are on opposite sides of Chinatown, so you can taste-test them side by side in one morning.