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Shrimp Hawaii

Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp (Food of the Week)

Oahu’s North Shore, centered on Kahuku, is studded with shrimp-focused trucks and restaurants, and Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp is my favorite of the bunch, featuring shrimp raised in adjacent ponds. The sea blue shack with...
Quail Dallas

Dean Fearing Fried Quail (Food of the Week)

Quail evoke an image of a hunting amidst briar patches with a pack of bird dogs in rolling hills (or so I’m told), so it’s no surprise that Dean Fearing, one of the godfathers...
Hawaiian Food Kauai

Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. Lau Lau (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Haraguchi family has been an agricultural institution on Kauai’s north shore for over 100 years, starting with rice, and later focusing on taro. During my visit to Hanalei, fifth-generation farmer Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama led...
Vietnamese Food Honolulu

The Pig and The Lady Pho French Dip (Food of the Week)

The Pig and The Lady founders Andrew Le (the pig?) and his mother Loan (the lady) produce Vietnamese comfort food at three Honolulu farmers markets. At the famed Saturday morning KCC Farmers Market, where...
Cocktail Hawaii

Oasis On The Beach Classic Mai Tai (Drink of the Week)

Even though the Mai Tai has roots in California, the cocktail has become synonymous with Hawaii, bringing to mind visions of swaying palm trees and rolling Pacific waves, and bartender Joel Downs created a...
Chef Hawaii

Interview: chef Sheldon Simeon (Star Noodle + Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop)

Big Island native Sheldon Simeon arrived in Maui by way of Walt Disney World and now oversees the culinary direction for Old Lahaina Luau, a company that dates to 1986 and includes Aloha Mixed...