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

Closed for APEC

Private dinners and traffic restrictions means restaurants closures in Honolulu

The Kahala Wine and Food Classic with Carolynn Spence

The Kahala Wine and Food Classic starts tonight, starring guest chef Carolynn Spence of the Chateau Marmont, a Hollywood 63-room hotel that accommodated the likes of Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Hunter S. Thompson and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Taste of Heeia Fundraiser

Check out Hoolako: A Taste of Heeia, the annual benefit for Paepae o Heeia, a non-profit group dedicated to restoring and caring for the Heeia Fishpond.

Poke: Past and Present

For locals, few things say “home” as much as poke. Here’s the story of the evolution of this quintessential Hawaii food.

A Feast for the Eyes

Here’s how two unique and pleasant Honolulu restaurants provide a context for their menus.

Delicious Detox

It’s that time of year, when the excesses of the holidays begin to weigh on one’s waistline—or conscience—and thoughts turn to detoxification.

Chef Tattoos

The art chefs produce is ephemeral, but some of Honolulu’s professional cooks have inked permanent culinary references onto their bodies.

Steaking Out Oahu

Hungry for success, everyone’s hopping on the steak wagon. The steak wagon market is booming on Oahu, spawning numbers of competitors.