Martha Cheng

Dining editor for HONOLULU Magazine

Martha Cheng is the 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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Articles

Goodbye John

John Heckathorn, who launched Biting Commentary, passed away this morning.

2011 trends: looking back at food

New restaurants Prima, Heeia Pier, Wada, Home Bar and Grill top my list. Trends of 2011 include chocolate, coffee, pizza ovens and food trucks.

Sweet Treats in Honolulu

These lesser known desserts elicit joy when presented at a party, even if it’s a party of one on the couch. Here are a few of our favorite confections in Hawaii.

Update: no naked sushi

Letters of protest by Safe Zone Foundation/Girl Fest Hawaii and the Department of Labor take naked sushi off the table.

Speakeasy: Bar&D

In R&D's first one-night-stand speakeasy, four courses of throwback cocktails by Dave Newman of Nobu and Kyle Reutner of Town

New izakaya: Wada

Ishiyaki (stone grill), perfect meats and seafood in Tokkuri Tei's old spot.

Best Bites in Honolulu

We’re covering Oahu food news every weekday on our daily dining blog, Biting Commentary. Here are a few of our favorite recent discoveries. Check out more at honolulumagazine.com.

New restaurant: YuZu

From the chefs of Kaiwa and the former Hale Macrobiotic: fresh udon, sushi balls, lotus root pizza and veggie sushi.

Christmas Gifts from Hawaii Boutiques

We visited local boutiques around the Island, and online, to bring you our favorite—and unique—finds for teens, foodies, earth-conscious, artsy, keiki, coworker, pets, men, women and techies.

How to cater for APEC

Stories and advice from island chefs the next time you need to cater a world leaders event.

Restaurant Week Hawaii 2011

A look at the proposed Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, as well as special menus and prices for Restaurant Week