Author: Amanda Valiente

Worth the drive: Korean-style corn dogs in Ewa Beach

The summer before college, I went to South Korea for an entire month. Besides the sweltering heat and humidity, the one thing that I will never forget is the food, especially Korean hot dogs. Essentially corn dogs with cheese inside, they're deep-fried…

The scoop on Honolulu's new sherbet shop

Scrolling through Instagram, I came across a place with emoji-face ice cream scoops painted on the door. As a lover of murals and frozen treats, I had to find out more. It turns out this wasn't ice cream, but sherbet…

Waiola's doing $1 mahalo shave ice this month

I have a confession: I had never been to Waiola Shave Ice before this month. I know, revoke my local card now, but as someone who lives on the leeward side of Oahu, I never found a reason to make the…

There's an icy new cherry blossom drink and we like it

As my usual food adventures go down, this one began on Instagram. I was browsing through my feed when I came across a countdown to the launch of Rabbit Rabbit Tea’s Cherry Blossom drink on June 1. Wait, it's cherry blossom season?…

Shirokiya's newest shop has loaded fries with attitude

As a college student, I get tired of the same old, straight-cut fries. My university cafe serves potato wedges from time to time, but even those get meh. So I'm always on the lookout for places that serve fries with a little…

Not your nana’s cooking: Ube churros and lechon fries

Growing up, I never saw Filipino food as special. Granted, my family is Filipino and we always ate pancit, pinakbet, adobo and other standard dishes. But the only thing that wowed me was the roasted lechon pig at parties, sprawled…

Ultimate ube roundup

Ube. Some know it as the thing that give desserts a pretty purple color. Others know it as the tuberous root Dioscorea alata. Filipinos know it as the pride and joy of the Philippines, alongside Manny Pacquiao.  Whatever you know it as, ube seems…

Ice picks: Tasting Ice Garden

Boba specialist and dumpling enthusiast Amanda Valiente is a multimedia student who is always hungry for the next new thing. She's also Frolic's awesome summer intern. You can probably catch her chilling in a boba cafe or wandering around at…