cooking

CIY video: Sunny side Spam musubi

Frolic’s CIY (Cook It Yourself) videos are for those times when eating out is not an option. They’re quick-ish how-tos for dishes that make staying in fun, ranging from pretty simple to d’oh, why didn’t I think of that? Fact:…

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…

Dumpling making from ‘All Day Wong’

I’ve been a fan of Lee Anne Wong ever since she emerged on season 1 of “Top Chef,” so when Koko Head Cafe’s star chef sent me a copy of her new cookbook, “Dumplings All Day Wong,” I decided to…

Michael Collantes sets high bar for Park

Details of a modern Mediterranean restaurant have been percolating through Honolulu dining circles for the past three weeks. In anticipation of an early August opening, I made some phone calls and scoured the Internet for any and all information about…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Romano’s Macaroni Grill

While eating lunch at Romano’s Macaroni Grill recently, we noticed that there were some changes on the menu — flatbread pizzas, interesting new bruschettas, and a couple of pupu and entrees. (Best of all, they’ve been putting truffle oil in…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Meeting Martin Yan

Whether you’re a foodie or not, you probably have heard of television cooking star Martin Yan, who was julienning veggies and wokking up meals on the small screen long before the Food Network became big. For more than 30 years,…