Category: Food

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi from hawaii on Vimeo. Kodomo No Hi, or Children’s Day (formerly Boy’s Day), is traditionally celebrated on May 5 in Japan, but the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii gave locals a head start with its “Keiki Fun Fest” on Sunday. There were all kinds of activities from...

Maui Brewery Shines at World Beer Cup

Maui Brewery Shines at World Beer Cup

Cheers to the Maui Brewing Company, which won three medals at the 2008 World Beer Cup. The Valley Isle brewery boosted its capacity earlier this year, but it looks like it has managed to sustain quality as well as quantity. According to the judging results announced last week, the Maui...

The Spam Jam is Coming!

The Spam Jam is Coming!

Mark your calendars and brace your palates: the annual “Waikiki Spam Jam” is returning on May 3, 2008. Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the union: nearly seven million cans a year. So it makes sense that we celebrate everyone’s favorite brand of “mystery...

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Back in December, I was thrilled and terrified to learn that “bad boy” chef and writer Anthony Bourdain was filming an episode of his globetrotting food show, “No Reservations,” here in the Aloha State. Thrilled because Bourdain is sharp, funny, and brutally honest. Terrified because there was a local PR...

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

    Original photo by Neeta Lind. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Brilliant and sharply sardonic chef and author Anthony Bourdain is in Hawaii. He’s filming an episode of his fantastic Travel Channel series, “No Reservations.” We’re huge Bourdain fans. Having never tasted his food, we’re more enamoured of his...

Down To Earth Turns 30

Down To Earth Turns 30

Down To Earth, the go-to grocery for natural food nuts and voracious vegetarians, marked its 30th anniversary today. Founded by a hui of vegetarians on Maui in 1977, Down To Earth has grown from its first location off University Avenue in Mo’ili’ili to five stores (three on ‘Oahu, two on...

Spam Musubi, Loco Moco are Top Island Treats

Spam Musubi, Loco Moco are Top Island Treats

Betty Shimabukuro, food writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, has reached out to Mainland readers to educate them on Hawaii’s favorite foods. And they’re not coconut and pineapple. In a special to the Los Angeles Times titled, “10 Hawaiian culinary specialties to sample” (guess the headline writer missed the AP Stylebook...

Häagen-Dazs Does Hawaii

Häagen-Dazs Does Hawaii

Kudos to style maven Leigh at hapa | hale for spotting a new ice cream flavor from Häagen-Dazs: Hawaiian Lehua Honey & Sweet Cream. It’s an entry in their “Reserve” series, highlighting “rare and unique ingredients” from around the world. So, from the Big Island of Hawaii: Rich, sumptuous waves...