Biting Commentary - January 2020 January 1, 2020 Site Staff January Food News Update: 8 New Restaurant Openings in Honolulu Martha Cheng, And one 25-year-old spot closes soon. ChineseTaste Test: We Tried (Almost) Every Dish on the Dim Sum Menu at Tim Ho Wan in Waikīkī Katie Kenny, Despite its global popularity today, the menu has barely changed from the days of Tim Ho Wan’s humble beginning. Hale ‘Aina Happenings: Here’s What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in January 2020 Christi Young, Where we’re eating Sunday dinner, why you should buy poi mochi doughnuts now and a new look and location for a 72-year-old local favorite. BeerFirst Look: Hana Koa Brewing Co.: Kaka‘ako’s Newest Brewery and Largest Taproom Alexander B. Gates, Find 15 different beers on tap at this new local spot. Find the Best Budget Tasting Menu in Honolulu at Akira Japanese Restaurant Martha Cheng, This hidden happy hour kaiseki on King Street costs less than $50. First Look: Chopchop Rotisserie, a New Restaurant in Waikīkī by 12th Ave Grill’s Kevin Hanney Martha Cheng, The focus is more on the “chopchop” than the rotisserie. HONOLULU Staff Favorites: The 11 Best Healthy-ish Vegetarian Dishes on O‘ahu Martha Cheng, Robbie Dingeman, Enjy El-Kadi, Katie Kenny, Christine Labrador, Stacey Makiya, Brie Thalmann, Katrina Valcourt, Don Wallace, Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or trying to lessen your meat consumption, your restaurant experience should not have to suffer. Don e Don: A Korean Restaurant with Unrivaled Pork Dishes Martha Cheng, Despite the name change (from Ham Ji Park), you can still find the famous grilled pork spareribs. Food & DiningYour Guide to Lunar New Year Dining in 2020 on O‘ahu Katie Kenny, Christi Young, Martha Cheng, Mari Taketa, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean: Here are the best places to start your Lunar New Year feast. 6 Chinese Bakeries in Honolulu to Celebrate the Year of the Rat During Chinese New Year Tani Loo, From newer spots to institutions, here’s where to pick up treats—steamed, baked and candied—for the new year and beyond. Waikīkī Wine Bar Crawl: Island Vintage Wine Bar, Cattleya, Dean & DeLuca Martha Cheng, Discover new wines at these three new wine bars. 26 New Restaurants That Opened on O‘ahu in 2019 HONOLULU Magazine Team, Some of our favorites include a sushi speakeasy, new locations of old favorites and a temporary pop-up.