A visual comparison of table rice and milled rice for ginjo and daiginjo grade sake.

Ryan’s Table – For Sake’s Sake

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist My earliest exposure to sake was memorable though not very pleasurable. You see, the Tatsumoto clan always hosted a New Year’s Eve party for my mom’s co-workers from Kahalu‘u Elementary School, Dad’s University of Hawai‘i football tailgate crew and other friends and family.
Smile and say “Andagi!” It’s everyone’s Okinawan Festival favorite.

2019 Okinawan Festival – “The Festival” and “The Mura”

Last year, the leadership and member-clubs of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association took a leap into the unknown and moved the Okinawan Festival from Kapi‘olani Park to the Hawai‘i Convention Center. It was an experimental year for the state’s largest ethnic festival. It proved to be a good move as it had an estimated 56,000....
Paranku Clubs of Hawaii member Pat Davidson with the Hawaii United Okinawa Association club banners behind her. (Photo by Cora Hiranaka)

2019 Okinawan Festival – Music, Odori, Taiko, Karate, and More!

SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2019  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9:30 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Derek Fujio, President Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai Toyoko Toma Sokyo Kai Kazuko Ito...

Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa shared a batch of nattö he had prepared 10 days earlier with his Hawai‘i nattö lecture audience. (Photos by Jackie Kojima)

Lead Story – Let’s Talk Natto

The Fermented Soybean Has a Fan Club in Hawai‘i! Jackie Kojima Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Eien Hunter-Ishikawa begins each morning with a cup of hot home-roasted coffee, two pieces of homemade toast drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a most unlikely topping: a heaping scoop of freshly made nattō — yes, those pungent....
“Down Like Chinatown.”

Ryan’s Table – “Underground Dinner” At Vino’s

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Underground Vino When Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar opened in Waterfront Plaza in 2004, Chef Keith Endo was already working with the DK Restaurants group. He had been a sushi chef at Sansei Kapalua for about five years. And, although he had no previous experience with Italian cuisine, he....
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“Taste of JASH”

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents its fourth “Taste of JASH” event, with a focus on Ehime-ken. On the menu will be Jakoten (Ehime-style fishcake), Imodaki (Ehime-style hotpot) and more. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Aug. 6,...
Book Cover with title 'Hawaii Regional Cuisine, The Food Movement That Changed the Way Hawaii Eats' by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

Book Review – “Hawaii Regional Cuisine”

The Food Movement That Changed the Way Hawai‘i Eats Lynette Lo Tom Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Today, we take for granted that our restaurant food will have influences from all ethnic groups and that the freshest Hawai‘i farm vegetables will be showcased. But this wasn’t always the case. Professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita reminds....
And . . . taran! Look closely, the cooked taroimo (taro) leaves can be seen in the lower right hand corner

My Hawaii – Wow, Laulau!

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake GINOZA-SON — I now live more than 4,800 miles away from my....
“Seniors Living in Paradise” co-hosts George Yoshida (left) and Derek Kurisu show off some simple dishes they prepared. (Photo courtesy KTA Super Stores)

Kau Kau Corner – Honoring George Yoshida Through His Ono Food

Karleen Chinen I met George Yoshida just once many, many years ago on a trip to Hilo. I was introduced to him by my good friend, the late Elaine Okutsu. She told me about all the good things George did for the island’s kūpuna, which was why the seniors would do anything to help him:....

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