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Fooki brings happy Taiwanese fusion to Aiea

Under the looming elevated railway that defines this stretch of Kamehameha Highway, a Taiwanese fusion noodle bar called Fooki opened a few weeks ago in the Pearl Kai Shopping Center. An unlikely restaurant in an unlikely part of Oahu, it begs a question: Who's…

Something new: Chengdu Taste

  Chengdu Taste in the new 808 Center on Sheridan is one of the many Asian-focused eateries popping up in town. A California-based chain, Chengdu Taste is renowned for serving authentic Sichuan cuisine. This region of China is famous for foods that…

Something new: Jing Du Noodle

Usually the best discoveries happen on the fly. I had gone to the big festival in Chinatown last Saturday with our Will Chen, Wang Chungs owner Danny Chang and good Chinee girl Jennifer Lieu to see if I could find things that…

Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2015

Well, I finally got it right. After years of doing the last-minute moon cake rush, I am telling you ahead of time about the annual harvest moon celebration so you can get your treats to enjoy this weekend. That’s right,…

In the kitchen with Lynette Lo Tom

After two years of compiling traditional Chinese dishes with an island twist, Tom has lots of family recipes. Lynette Lo Tom is a woman of many accomplishments: former news reporter and anchor, Hawaiian Tel spokeswoman, marketing diva, mother. Now, having…

Where real Chinese eat Chinese food

I’m going to confess: This roundup has been three years in the making. Chinese people can be a pain in the ass when you’re trying to get an opinion on Chinese food. There’s no loyalty with the chefs, so they’re…

Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2014

About two dozen varieties of fresh moon cakes at Sing Cheong Yuan.I did it again. Like last year, I was running around for a week before the official mid-autumn festival, which was yesterday (Sept. 8) and forgot to get my…

Chinee like me: Dinner at Asia Manoa

It’s hard to believe, but after Nonstop Honolulu hit its first anniversary mark, so did the secret Hawaii Chinese Dinner Society (@HiCDS). That’s right, my initial review of Lobster King was on Sept. 8, with the original four members —…

‘Tiger Mom’ to kids: hear me roar

Imagine growing up without being allowed ride your bikes around the neighborhood, cheer on your high school football team, go on sleepovers or — heaven forbid — get a B in chemistry.Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun.But according to Amy Chua…