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...
Ryan's Table = Zias Porchetta

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...

INNOVATIVE INTERNET FINDS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Because of the extended stay-at-home orders from the city and state, I find myself spending more time on the internet. This led me to a website that I originally visited for...

Ryan’s Table – AN IMAGINARY JAUNT TO NAPA

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Right about now, normally, my wife and I would be finalizing last-minute plans for our annual Bay Area visit. Every year, these trips occurred in late October or early November for...
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

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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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