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...
Strata Italiano

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...
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto, October 7, 2016 Issue

SINGIN’ THE COVID BLUES

Refreshing DIY Cocktails to Beat the Summer Heat
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....
Fête in Chinatown Honolulu is one of many restaurants offering take-out. The cotechino bucatini is a pork pasta entree available for take-out.

Ryan’s Table – “Home Alone” Meal Tips

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Remember the movie “Home Alone?” In the current surreal drama of COVID-19, I feel like Macaulay Culkin grasping his cheeks with his eyes and mouth wide open. Though staying at home and avoiding any crowd is the only way to “flatten the curve,” we still need to eat to maintain....
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Ryan’s Table – A “Fête” For All Occassions

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Like the famous 80s television sitcom “Cheers,” the staff and regulars at Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar always know our names. We enjoy the food and wine there so much that you could say it’s like our home away from home. But, since it moved across the breezeway at....

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