Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Chirashi Sashimi available at Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar ($19.95) while Sansei remains shuttered. (Food photos courtesy of Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Casualties of COVID-19

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist
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Community Focus – Buy Local Via Food-A-Go-Go Farms

“Support local farmers!” is the current digital war cry of Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation executive director Denise Yamaguchi, the longtime non-profit leader, spouse of notable restauranteur Roy and one-time Daniel K. Inouye mentee. Yamaguchi’s HAF-sponsored Food-A-Go-Go website now sports a database of farms and fishing firms; beef, pork, dairy and egg producers; and healthy-food growers or....
MW Restaurant’s strawberry pop tart.

Ryan’s Table – Staying at Home: It’s Not Over Yet

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist We are in the third full month of the COVID-19 pandemic and besides supporting local businesses by purchasing weekly take-out, my wife and I have also found alternative means of supporting local food purveyors. We recently made the drive into town from our home on the windward side to explore....
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Recipe – Butterscotch Brownies

Part of “the new normal” due to COVID-19 is ordering take-out or cooking at home. While there still are no events to report on our usual Bulletin Board, we continue to share recipes from...
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Recipe – Tuna Crunch Casserole

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2) Part of “the new normal” due to COVID-19 is ordering take-out or cooking at home. While there still are no events to report on our usual Bulletin Board, we...
Mega garlic noodles from Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ at Windward Mall. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Still Stayin at Home

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist We are now in the second month of the government’s mandated “stay-at-home, work-at-home” order and that 30th bowl of Sapporo Ichiban and fried Spam just aren’t cutting it anymore. So, I have been expanding my list of restaurants that offer take-out options. Over the past month, we have been doing....
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Recipe Board – Notice

This is the third Hawai‘i Herald issue that features recipes rather than upcoming events. Why? Because with “stay home” the name of the game to fight COVID-19, there isn’t much of anything going on....
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Lihue Baked Beans

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2) Bake: 350 degrees Time: 30 min. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (1 lb.) pork and beans 1 can (1 lb.) kidney beans, drained 1 can (1 lb.) lima...
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Sekihan (No. 1)

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 1) 1 cup azuki beans 2 cups water 4 cups mochi rice 1 cup regular rice 4 cups azuki water — if not enough, add water to make 4 cups 2 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. red...

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