Ramen

Cool slurps: Chilled tantan ramen at Wagaya

I wish I was one of those people who loses their appetite during hot weather. Instead, I need cold foods to satiate and infrigerate. The incessant heat of summer has sent me on a quest for cool slurps, this time…

Our go-to: Ramen

  When a dish is stay-on-the-brain good, you get it again and again. These are the Frolic team's go-to ramen bowls.   Black garlic ramen at Golden Pork, $12.75 Photo by Melissa Chang It’s a solid representation of Hakata-style ramen.…

3 outta-da-box ramen bowls at Shirokiya

Pesto Ramen, Gashoken I wuz with couple pesto lovers when I first saw this and they wuz kinda snooty, brah. They firmly said, "Pesto only belongs with pasta!" But I wuz intrigued. This wuzn't just ramen noodles mixed with pesto sauce. This…

Drool, ramen lovers: ‘Tampopo’ is playing at HIFF

There are many who take their food far too seriously. I admit to doing that on occasion myself. “Tampopo,” which makes a return engagement at the Hawaii International Film Festival, exposes the ridiculousness behind the many food fetishes we have.…

How to eat at Tsujita Ramen

On the Los Angeles ramen scene, Tsujita is as much a household name as Daikokuya, Santouka and Shin-Sen-Gumi. Specializing in tsukemen dipping noodles with a glorious tonkotsu and seafood broth, the Tsujita empire has spidered out from four locations in…

Best new eats at Waikiki Yokocho

A few months ago, we put up a guide to upcoming Waikiki Yokocho eats and gradually the 16 restaurants in Waikiki’s biggest Japanese food cornucopia opened their doors to a hungry public. Well, the last five spots are now open, and it was worth…

Something new: Auntie’s Kitchen on Maui

Driving through Maui’s west side, the last place I’d look for Hawaiian food and local kine grinds would be in one of the glamorous resorts. Which is exactly why I was excited about Auntie’s Kitchen, a new poolside restaurant at…

Ramen roundup

Melissa (M): Well, it’s finally feeling like winter in Hawaii, and as sure as people reach for that second blanket at night, they are looking for a bowl of steaming hot ramen to keep them warm. March is also National Noodle Month,…