© 2020 by Martha Cheng


Ten of 2019's Favorites

- An introvert's guide to dining in Honolulu

- Bananas don't grow on trees. The plant is actually a giant herb.

- In an imaginary dictionary written by Earl Kawa‘a, poverty would mean a lack of values and Hawaiian would mean not just native Hawaiians but anyone born and raised in Hawai‘i.

- Hawai‘i sells. But for his first restaurant in Tokyo, Andrew Le is resisting Hawai‘ification.

- Why McDonald's Hawai‘i has the only fried apple pies in the country. "It's not so simple you can do fried pies again."

- If I had a signature plant, it might be Love Lies Bleeding.

- Says the social worker turned chicken farmer: “Man, I wish being hot right now translated into us making more money.”

- "Fuck, I don't think we made a difference." - Ed Kenney

Kunoa’s cattle are really a means to an end, like Sun Yet-sen's brother's more than a century ago.

- "Wherever you live is your country, but never forget where you’re born." Restaurants by the Islamic community in O‘ahu, serving Uzbek to Italian cuisines.

The Wall Street Journal

Travel Books for the Food Obsessed

An Insider's Guide to Maui

An Eating Tour of Taipei

Three Perfect Days in Kauai

Honolulu's Chinatown

Best Poke

Food and Wine

Sheldon Simeon: From a Hawaii Point of View


Where's the Beef?

Eater Guide to Hawaii

How to Eat Your Way Through 24 Hours in Honolulu

A Traditional Hawaiian Imu

Washington Post

A Local's Guide to Honolulu


The Guerrilla Gardener

Squash and Awe

Hana Hou

Fly Fishing on Maui: All About the Bonies

Hawaii's Biggest Kitchen

Island Roemance

Maui Nui Venison

Ko Hana Rum: Amber Waves of Cane

Mac Nut Makeover

Honolulu Magazine

The Folks You Meet at Zippy's

Everything Guides to:

Japanese Food in Honolulu

Ahi in Hawaii

Hawaii Chocolate

Hawaii Business

How a Kalihi Noodle Factory Fueled America's Ramen Boom


On Twin Loss: Sharing a Soul

Paddling the Molokai Channel