Onolicious Hawai’i

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I have a new blog. It’s called Onolicious Hawaii. Read more here ^_^

This blog (which started in 2004) was originally a blog about eating and living in Hawaii. It evolved into many other things over the years, primarily about my work in tea and travel. All the Hawaii stuff (which was always my favorite part of this blog) got a little lost and now it’s found it’s way back home…in the form of Onolicious Hawaii. I hope you’ll join us there!

P.S. I’ll continue to post tea/travel here, but head to Onolicious Hawaii for everything Hawaii ^-^

Photo: chichi dango from Nisshodo, one of my favorite mochi shops in Hawaii.

Maui, Maui

We were in Maui the other week. Just two quick nights, enough to satisfy my cravings.

I didn’t experience much of the neighbor islands growing up, so it’s fun to spend more time on other islands as an adult. We landed in time for lunch (I like to time Maui arrivals for lunch) because…

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Best Places to Eat in Honolulu: Kaimuki Edition

Kaimuki! This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Honolulu. My mom’s office used to be in Kaimuki so I’d take the bus from Punahou to Kaimuki after school, and get off at the 12th Avenue stop…

…I’d check out new comic books at Gecko’s and buy one Archie Comic each week (ideally a Betty & Veronica Double Digest), swing by Crack Seed Store for li hing mui Coke Icee, and then walk to mom’s office. Pretty fun for a kid…

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Best Places to Eat in Honolulu: Monsarrat Avenue Edition

I started exercising a year ago (story for another day!), and a studio I visit regularly is on Monsarrat Avenue.
It’s is one of the few areas in Honolulu that’s very walkable (which I mentioned in this post) and has a good mix of that local/tourist vibe. Monsarrat feels authentic (my mom often gets lunch on Monsarrat) and real (my cousin lives two blocks away). But it also has a nice sprinkle of tourist energy, which makes it feel special…

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This Week in Hawaii II

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These are so many new places opening in Honolulu…and quickly, too! It was definitely not like this when I was growing up. While I love old favorites (special hello to Fook Yuen, Helena’s, and Legend’s), it’s exciting to see new spots join the community.

Yesterday we visited PURVÉ Donut Stop, a new doughnut place opened by two former bartenders. Drive up the ramp off Kona Street (the rainbow color ramp that says ‘Made in Hawaii‘)…

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