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DOWNLOAD PDF HERE IT’S THAT NINJA MAGIC: Nin Nin at Waikiki Yokocho Debuts Pink Curry (Honolulu, HI)— Curry is one of those dishes that can be indulged in many forms from soupy to dry, over rice, with naan bread, or noodles. However, it’s rare to image curry as pink, yet that’s precisely what Nin Nin has done. Nin Nin opened in January of this year within Waikiki Yokocho Gourmet Alley at Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Chef Shohei Nakamura comes to Hawaii with Michelin star-training in France, adopting his French learned techniques to the Nin Nin kitchen. His signature dishes, a Japanese-style “Ninja Curry” and “Kunoichi” soup curry, use over 25 […]
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE RING IN 2018 WITH GOOD FORTUNE FOOD: Sakura Terrace Brings Back Popular Osechi Sets (Honolulu, HI)— Osechi Ryori is an integral part of a New Year’s Day celebratory custom for many local families with Japanese ancestry. After all, many have been raised knowing there are certain culinary rituals that must be met on the first day of the new year; when multigenerational families and friends gather, the Osechi Ryori, or “good fortune food” presented is a visual and palatable treat for all. This year, Sakura Terrace will have a limited number of osechi sets available for pre-order and for dining-in. The take-out order ($320 […]
Download PDF here MAKE YOUR LEI AND EAT IT, TOO: The Cookie Corner Offers Cookie Lei-Making Classes in Waikiki (Honolulu, HI)— The Cookie Corner, known throughout the islands as one of Hawaii’s most beloved and best cookie makers around, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The Cookie Corner is go-to for locals looking to gift cookies to friends and family on the neighboring islands, mainland and beyond. One such favorite treat is the hand-dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookie—individually wrapped and perfect for creative gift-giving, party favors, and holidays. Now, this signature cookie collection is featured in the ultimate iteration of Hawaiiana gifting: the handmade lei. Cookie Lei Making […]
Download PDF here THE TRAVEL CHANNEL: Hawaiian Aroma Caffé’s Nightly Line Up Bring Guests to A Different Part of the World (Honolulu, HI)— With the launch of Hawaiian Aroma Caffé’s new bar concept at its Holiday Inn Beachcomber location come the launch of its highly anticipated nightly schedule. True to its eccentric yet global appeal, each night at the Caffé will be exciting yet markedly different, featuring drink specials that highlight the theme. VOODOO NIGHT MONDAY Fall under the spell of a thrilling Caribbean-themed Monday night. The Jamaican grooves and Haitian hospitality will be as hypnotic as and tropical Voodoo cocktails ($8) and Red Stripe Beer ($5). ISLAND […]
LAYERS AND LAYERS OF DECADENCE: Kulu Kulu Debuts Mille Crêpe Cake (Honolulu, HI)— What’s better than crêpe? A 20-layer crepe cake from Kulu Kulu Cake. The new and sinfully delicious creamy cake consists of layers of paper-thin crepes, each separated by French pastry cream. The Kulu Kulu Mille Crêpe Cake also has a layer of sponge cake at the bottom for an airy yet cake-like bite. The two new flavors introduced by Kulu Kulu Cake include Maui Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea. This skillfully made cake is sold by the slice ($5.95) and will only be available in limited batches on Friday and Saturday of each week (thankfully) at all […]
COFFEE AT SUNRISE, COCKTAILS AT SUNSET: Hawaiian Aroma Caffé Launches New Bar Menu (Honolulu, HI)— Summer is winding down, but the best is always saved for last. Case in point, renowned Hawaiian Aroma Caffé has evolved to a café and bar at their Holiday Inn Beachcomber location. “Offering a full bar and premium cocktails to serve the pool seemed to be the perfect addition to the café as it is overlooking the hotel’s pool terrace,” states owners and power couple Jonathan and Mor Rotmensch. To complete their vision and develop the brand’s concept and contemporary cocktail menu, the Rotmensch’s hired Hawaii’s award-winning mixologist Royce Lee Kwai. Kwai comes with over […]