While the Hawaiian Renaissance, started in the 1970s, has made remarkable strides in the revival of language, dance and cultural practices, we’ve been eating the same thin, machine-made plastic-bagged poi. Until now. Kalo crusader Daniel Anthony is taking Hawaiian food back to pre-contact purity with Mana ‘Ai, the world’s only producer of hand-pounded pa‘i ‘ai (pounded taro not yet watered down to poi) and poi. Continue reading “Power food”
The Hawaii International Film Festival‘s Spring Showcase includes four films with an epicurean bent. They screen April 19-22. These films will inevitably make you hungry and thirsty, so for each film I’ve suggested somewhere to go to feed your needs.
Playing tomorrow is Cafe Seoul, which will have the K-Pop nuts out in force—Korean singer-actor John-Hoon is in it, along with Japanese model-actor heartthrob Saitoh Takumi. Disconnected brothers are reconnected through the family restaurant. If you like K-dramas, you will love this. Have it for lunch. Monday April 19 at 1:30pm.
For post-film craving: Choi’s Garden Continue reading “When dinner IS a movie: 4 at HIFF Spring Showcase”
The above title means “Arabic flavors” (thanks to Warren Singh Bartlett for translation skills). That’s what I got a bit of when I went to Dubai for the holidays to visit family (my father, brother and their respective families). When my Dad moved to Dubai in the early 90s, no one knew what I was talking about when I said I was going there for … Continue reading Al naqhat al arabiya