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The Tasty Island Links Update v.2015.2

The Tasty Island links page has been updated for 2015 (v.2015.2 = second quarter)

It’s been WAY too long since I’ve updated the links page of this blog, so I finally got around to it this morning, removing links to expired sites and basically cleaning it up.

The updates you’ll find there now are, what I think, very useful and thoroughly covered, with some pretty awesome Hawaii bloggers and content creators out there to explore.

And by all means, if you’re a fan of another Hawaii blog or website focused on food, lifestyle and travel not already listed that we should know about, please leave a comment or email me, and I’ll certainly check it out for consideration. Mahalo!

P.S. Well I’ll be darned. I was awarded today (4.4.15) with yet another Yelp Review of the Day, a.k.a. an “ROTD”, this time on my Yelp review of Aloha Tofu Town.

If you’re an “Elite” Yelper and have won an “ROTD” before, you know the deal, as your phone gets BLOWN UP with Yelp App notifications from people sending congratulations your way.

However, I humbly never feel I deserve those ROTDs (I think I’ve got over 12 now), as there’s so many other Yelpers out there who dedicate way more time and effort writing reviews than I do. But it is what it is. So hey, cool!

Well, as the saying goes, SYOY!


4 thoughts on “The Tasty Island Links Update v.2015.2

  • April 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout Pomai!! And congrats on the Yelp award!! I always find your reviews very informative!

    • April 4, 2015 at 6:04 pm


      Your blog’s coverage of your travels here in Hawaii is just as thorough and informative, if not more so, than anyone who lives here is doing. Honeymoon in Tahiti? Sweet! Next stop, Lanai?

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Pomai, is it hard for me to start a cooking blog?  I always wanted to share my cooking

    skill with moden ways of doing dishes mostly Asian style.  People like cooking but

    time saving too .

    • April 5, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Amy, starting a food blog, or ANYTHING for that matter isn’t hard at all. It’s keeping up with and maintaining it that’s difficult. Just going through the old links that were on my link page, I can see how many have either gone away (the domain was either sold or is dormant), or they haven’t posted anything new in YEARS.

      As many other old school bloggers will tell you, the web has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, of which I’m been doing this for 9 now. Before, food bloggers were all people had to turn to for in-depth personal reviews of restaurants. Then in 2009 when Yelp blew up, THAT was where everyone turned to, and suddenly EVERYONE became food bloggers in a sense. Which is great. I LOVE Yelp, and depend on it all the time when making decisions where and what to eat.

      Then of course there’s all the other social media outlets folks are using for their foodie adventures, including of course Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Not to mention those video savvy folks having broadcast TV production quality YouTube channels.

      But there is still and always will be a forte for bloggers (food, tech, mom stuff, whatever) with their own site, if you have the personality readers can connect to, and the unique content that can’t be found, nor easily created through other online mediums. A blog gives you complete freedom to present an idea (as in a dish for food) in any way you can imagine possible.

      As for you sharing your cooking skills on your own food blog, remember it’s much more than busting your chops in the kitchen as you normally would. It means suddenly you have to become a photographer and/or videographer, food stylist, graphic artist, somewhat tech-savvy webmaster (depending how far you take it) and ultimately, a journalist, all rolled into one.

      And I’m not going to lie, your thick Chinese accent shows in the way you write English, however! However, that can be a GREAT THING! I think it’s such a blast chatting with both you and Kelike with your thick online broken English “accents”. Which incredibly, I totally understand what you’re saying. And that right there could make you stand out from the crowd!

      I have this cookbook that’s written entirely in super thick Hawaii Pidgin English. And I swear, it’s one of the very few cookbooks I’ve read from cover to cover. It is absolutely fun, and sometimes hilarious stuff! Yet at the same time, it’s a serious cookbook, with serious recipes. I’ll share it here one day. I don’t mean that folks will laugh at you, but they’ll find you not just “cute”, but REAL, and therefore, will connect more with you.

      In fact, hold that thought, as I’m going to now sprinkle my Easter Sunday message with some thick Pidgin English to illustrate exactly what I’m talking about.

      Hope this helps, Amy!


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