Here at Nonstop Honolulu, we take eating seriously. We’re passionate about food and the whole experience of dining out. Three of our bloggers — Melissa Chang, Catherine Toth and Mari Taketa — are particularly tapped into Honolulu’s eating scene, and they’ve shared many of their food adventures in various blog posts. In case you missed some of these galleries, here’s a look at some recent ones. For our complete archive of food galleries, see our Nonstop eats roundup.
FUUD: Roy’s in Hawaii Kai (Catherine Toth)
Grillin’ and chillin’ at Sikdorak (Melissa Chang)
All barbecue, all the time: Starting today, Sikdorak, the newish Korean barbecue spot in Samsung Plaza, will be open 24 hours. Wait, wait, back up. What is this place, and why do we want to go there? And what does the name mean? Well, let's go inside, and I'll tell you.Sikdorak
655 Keeaumoku St.
FUUD: Jose’s Mexican Cafe & Cantina (Catherine Toth)
Jose's Mexican Cafe & Cantina
FUUD: Cafe Miro in Kaimuki (Catherine Toth)
Outside Cafe Miro
Cafe Miro has been around for 13 years, once in half the size. About six years ago, the restaurant expanded into the space next door vacated by 9th Avenue Bakery. This is the only restaurant Chef Shigeru Kobayashi — originally from Kumamoto, Japan and lived in Avignon, France — owns.
Roundup: Maui eats (Melissa Chang)
Ululani's shave ice
Ululani's shave ice, with locations in Kahului and Lahaina, is famous for their super-fine shave ice and unique, homemade flavors. Choose from an overwhelming menu of about 40 flavors, from the basic strawberry or vanilla up to tamarind, tiger's blood and red velvet. As you can see, the staff vigorously pokes holes in the ice before doing their generous pour, so you get flavor in every bite.Ululani's shave ice
815 Front St.
Maui eats: Bistro Casanova (Melissa Chang)
If you go to Bistro Casanova, try to go with friends so you can try more things. I had a hard time deciding what to order. If you go to the website, you can see the many unique menu items and understand why. They have a wide selection of items from the simple to the sublime.Bistro Casanova
33 Lono Ave.
Maui eats: Mala Ocean Tavern (Melissa Chang)
Mala Ocean Tavern
There are tables, but we preferred to sit at Mala's bar so we could talk story with the bartenders, who also made nice recommendations on drinks. If you go, though, be prepared to sit where you can if you don't have reservations, as they are constantly crowded.Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St.
Maui dining: Humu at the Grand Wailea (Melissa Chang)
Maui dining: Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
FUUD: Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel (Catherine Toth)
FUUD: Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe (Catherine Toth)
Basement food mania: Sunday in Seoul (Mari Taketa)
Basement food mania
Temperatures in Seoul today have plummeted below zero (that's right, and that's Fahrenheit), but do I know that? I'm underground. This is Lotte Department Store's Premium food basement, just across the street — make that under the street — from my hotel.
On any given day, a good part of Seoul's population is down here. Sogongdong, Myeongdong, Namdaemun — enormous arcades connect, so not only can you shop, eat, get a haircut, be fitted for a suit, even visit an aquarium, you can also walk miles under the city from one point to another without once emerging into the freezing wind. From Burt and Ryan's Seoul Plaza Hotel to mine, the Ibis Myeongdong, for example, you can take a taxi (5 minutes), take the subway one stop down the same line (about 10 to 12 minutes total), or you can head underground and walk (6 minutes).
Clock's seriously ticking today. It's my final day in Seoul. Last chance to feast. And I'm so in the right place.
Photo by Stephen Larson
Seoul food: Nonstop grinds in Korea (Mari Taketa)
Korea House is famous, not only for its food but also as a cultural center. The Hawaiian Air group came early for a cultural tour and Korean mask-making session. Normally I'm not good at appreciating meals at tourist-oriented places like this, but I wanted to try traditional imperial food and get a baseline of the flavors of real Korean food in Korea.
FUUD: Downtown eats (Catherine Toth)
Grand Cafe & Bakery
You can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Grand Cafe & Bakery in Chinatown. It was first founded in 1923 and, though the cafe has changed since it re-opened on Pauahi Street several years ago, it maintains that throwback feel — in its dining area and food offerings.
Grand Cafe & Bakery
31 N. Pauahi St.
FUUD: Sorabol the best Korean eats? (Catherine Toth)
Dinner & dessert at Caesars Palace (Melissa Chang)
I don't want you to think that every day is filled with decadence, but we did have to stop in at Bradley Ogden, which is one of Ed Morita's favorite restaurants. Bradley Ogden was one of the first chefs to encourage the "farm to table" movement, and has the only restaurant in Las Vegas to receive the James Beard Foundation's "Best New Restaurant of the Year" award.Bradley Ogden
FUUD: Waioli Tea Room in Manoa (Catherine Toth)
Outside Waioli Tea Room
Vegas: The day of the food coma (Melissa Chang)
Hash House a Go Go
FUUD: Shogunai Tacos (Catherine Toth)
Where I’d tell the Obamas to eat (Melissa Chang)
Hono's Pineapple Shrimp
If they take a trek to the North Shore, the Obamas might think about stopping at one of the famous shrimp trucks out there. On Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa, just before McDonald’s and next to Giovanni's, is Hono's. They can get a taste of Hawaii with the pineapple shrimp, which was one of my favorites out there.