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We Want Poke Right Meow

Posted by Neens on March 24, 2017

For those of you in San Diego that are familiar with Love Boat Sushi or Blue Ocean Robata comes the newest member of the family, “Pokewan”.  I can always appreciate a good story, especially when it’s told with cute Asian style, Totoro-esq, Sanrio-ish characters.  The name Pokewan was inspired by Pokemon and speaks of the…

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Matchas Gracias

Posted by Neens on March 9, 2017

Walking into Holy Matcha you are instantly immersed in colors of pinks and greens, textures of flowers and fluff, accented by bright shiny objects like gold tables and golden spoons.  Most guys will walk into this place only to feel an overwhelming sensation that they hit the “date night jackpot” amping to take their boo…

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Two Ladies Kitchen

Posted by Neens on January 12, 2017

We love getting care packages and gifts from our Hawaii family.  This time our Big Island fam, the Gaughen’s, brought us an assortment of mochi and manju from Two Ladies Kitchen, Hilo.  We took the boxed assortment to one of our favorite local coffee shops, Ironsmith Coffee in Encinitas, and sampled all the flavors with…

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Bing It On!

Posted by Cheryl Andaya on October 11, 2016

During the summer, I went to the OC Night Market and the 626 Night Market. They’re both huge Asian-inspired street fairs with a variety of food vendors from their local area. Coming from San Diego, I found it to be a great way to sample different types of food from Orange County and Los Angeles…

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Dinner with Anuhea

Posted by Cheryl Andaya on September 22, 2016

Food and music are two worlds I love. When I heard about Anuhea (award winning, top charting artist from Hawaii) singing at The Cork & Craft while being served savory dishes from Chef Phillip Esteban (The Cork & Craft) and dessert from Chef Kristianna Zabala (Nomad Donuts), I was quick to buy a ticket.  I…

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Irie loves, Koko Head Cafe

Posted by Neens on September 19, 2016

Our first DOCYUMENTARY, Ono Yum follows Hawaiian recording artist Irie Love as she visits one of her favorite hometown spots, Koko Head Cafe. Run by renowned chef Lee Anne Wong, the cafe attracts both locals and tourists alike — boasting some of the best eats on the south shore of Oahu.  Learn more about Irie’s…

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Pacific Catch: Thirteen Years of Poke

Posted by Neens on March 14, 2016

To no surprise, Poke is a trending food these days.  Unfortunately, when things “trend” they tend to lose a lot from it’s original form.  Quantity takes over quality and people are racing to turn more bowls into bucks.  So let’s skip the trend for a moment and focus on Pacific Catch, a Westcoast Fish House…

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Poke Australia

Posted by Neens on February 4, 2016

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST POKE SHOP In 2009 Ono Yum saw the need for poke on the mainland, so we started the I Love Poke Festival.  Going into our 7th year, it’s been nothing but amazing fun and memories that we will keep forever in our tummies.  We’ve also witnessed the humble dish that is poke become…

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Dessert in the Desert

Posted by Neens on January 20, 2016

The desert is too hot in the summer.  We know this.  Why travel to a rad destination when all you want to do is stay inside where the A/C is blasting because if you go outside your skin will melt off?  This is why we planned our AZ trip for the November-January months.  As I…

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Dark Roost Coffee, Kauai

Posted by Ligaya on November 11, 2015

Rolling down Koloa Road from Po’ipu, veer left onto a swath of gravel just after Lawai General Store and before the stoplight at Kaumuali’i Highway. There, find the charming vintage trailer of Dark Roost coffee, where the brews are as smooth and inviting as the tradewinds Hawai’i is known and remembered for. If you need…

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