Ryan’s Table – GRACE IN GROWLERS

Sip a Brew for the Right Reason Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Late last year, I saw a social-media post about a small craft-brew tasting room in Kailua that occasionally featured pop-ups for bagels, tacos or pizza...

Ryan’s Table – DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN

Saying Goodbye (Again) to Vino Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Just as I was about to submit this June column, I received breaking news through social media that, due to the loosening of restrictions and gradual return...

Ryan’s Table – THE ROAD TO GOEN

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Roots, Journey and Newest Restaurant It’s about time I refer to Chef Roy Yamaguchi as a local boy. Because this Japan-born chef launched his culinary career on the U.S....

Ryan’s Table – SOW THOSE WILD OATS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist During a typical work week, I combine half a cup of oatmeal, a quarter cup of Bran Buds and water and microwave on high for two minutes and enjoy this luscious...

Ryan’s Table – UKNOWN BLOODLINES

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I regret not taking more time to chat with my ojïchan. He was the only member of his immigrant family to remain in Hawai‘i. Later my interest in my families’ history grew....

Restaurant Review – YÖSHOKU (WESTERN-STYLE JAPANESE FOOD) DELIGHTS

Ida Yoshinaga Chef Shibuya Shares a Savory Culinary Art Form from His Family Tradition We are eating nostalgia, both of us. On Jan. 27, Asami Arai, a writer from our sister publication the Hawaii Hochi (and...

Ryan’s Table – THE HUMBLE LEGUME

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist During the initial phase of last year’s lockdown, dried starches, namely, rice, pasta and flour were flying off the shelves at our local Safeway. While we don’t usually consume a lot...
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Ryan’s Table – 2021– NEW YEAR, SAME PANDEMIC

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Shinnen akemashite omedetö gozaimasu (Happy New Year)! Of course, though the year has changed numerically, we’re still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires face masks, eye protection (at...
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Ryan’s Table – TRYING TO FEEL THE SEASON

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist With everything that’s occurred in 2020, I’m ready to write off the rest of the year and go straight to 2021. But even if we’re limited to gatherings of five or...

Ryan’s Table – INTERNET FINDS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Over 20 years ago, Hawaiian Electric sponsored a “healthy recipe” contest that featured a mixed plate of prizes including a three-day trip to the Big Island with accommodations at the King...

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