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Mango fiends were out in force on Saturday, converging on Waikiki for the annual Mangoes at the Moana fest. Recipe contest (free tastings!), best mango contest (more free tastings!), mango seminars and wellness products: The king of summer fruits in Hawaii basked in the glory of an all-day celebration at the Moana Surfrider Hotel.

While this year’s mango fest was smaller than last year’s, the crowning glory was still one of the best days in a local foodie’s year: a throwdown pitting 11 of Honolulu’s top chefs against each other. Whose mango dish reigned supreme? Which celebrity TV chef used her discerning palate to pick the winner?

Find the answers in this video by Mari Taketa, and the photo gallery by Melissa Chang.

Mangoes at the Moana

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You saw the food porn from Mangoes at the Moana in Mari Taketa's video. Now, take a look at some of the faces behind the fruits.

— Photo by Melissa Chang

7 comments
Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom & EO: great job! EO's videos are getting better and better. The artistic senses are being enhanced with each project. Thanks for sharing guys!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

nice opening montage. you got some cinematic skills, Mari. that guy dressed out that mango faster than a Navy Seal can enter a room in Pakistani terrorist stronghold. this summer i'm stuck with Mexican mangos; better than Chilean but nothing tops a Hawaiian mango, esp one stolen from somebody's back yard

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@MyongChoi thnku. it was a fun concept that all the chefs rose to the occasion for. the guy who flashed the knife was so nice, he sent a plate of lamb sausage to my 'staff,' and i happily delivered it to @melissa808 and @dseohonolulu. they weren't as amused.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@turkfontaine thnx turk. we're having a sparse mango summer here bc of bad weather during the flowering season, so yestdy was unimaginably glorious.

p.s. u don't have to steal mangoes. drive slowly around mango-rich neighborhoods, pull over when u see some on the sidewalk, and snatch those. :-)

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave tnx for noticing! been working hard on video bc it's fun.

btw, thot of u when i woke up w/ scratchy throat this a.m. going to power up on major vitamin c today.

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