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Download PDF here THE HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Kulu Kulu Cake to Begin Christmas Cake and Osechi Cake Pre-order (Honolulu, HI)— Kulu Kulu Cake has established itself as the go-to pastry shop for “Japanese” cakes and desserts, including seasonal treats that have become popular enough to warrant a pre-order. This year, the Japanese Christmas Cakes à la Kulu Kulu Cake are each topped with holiday decorations and a chocolate sign that says “Merry Christmas.” The cakes will come in six variations including, 1. Strawberry Shortcake, limited to 200 orders The Signature Japanese Christmas Cake and is $38 (6”), $48 (7”), and $56 (8”). 2. Chocolate Cake, limited to […]
Download PDF here WE’VE ARRIVED AT FIVE! Kulu Kulu Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary (Honolulu, HI)— October 25, 2017, marks five years since Kulu Kulu Cake first opened its doors in Hawaii, but it feels like the locally adored pastry shop has been around for much longer. First opened at the old Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center, the brand’s original efforts of becoming everyone’s go-to bakery for after school treats to weddings, first birthdays to holidays has been highly successful. With three stores opened within the past five years, including two in Waikiki, the pastry shop is known for its delicious roll cakes, Diamond Head puffs, and signature […]
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 […]