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HAWAII FOOD, PHOTOGRAPHY, LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

  • Access Surf Hawaii – An Ocean of Possiblities!
  • Beat of Hawaii – The go-to source for Hawaii travel news, tips, deals and more. Covering all islands.
  • Being 808 – Living Healthy in Hawaii
  • Big Island GrindzBig Island Grindz – James & Bev, a husband and wife team blogs from the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. James clearly loves his Loco Moco on this blog!
  • The Cat Dish – Oahu native and former Honolulu Advertiser news reporter, Catherine Toth Fox has been chronicling her adventures in her blog, The Cat Dish for nearly a decade.
  • Cheap Eats – A video series by KFVE The Home Team (Hawaii News Now), Guy Hagi and Augie T take you to Hawaii’s great “Cheap Eats” destinations.
  • Cooking Hawaiian StyleThe Cat Dish – A new local cooking show on Oceanic Time Warner Cable, their website features hundreds of great recipes shared by Hawaii chefs, F&B professionals and celebrities, plus online video archives of their cooking shows.
  • Dining Out with ChaiChai Chaowasaree is an award-winning chef, recognized as one of the best in Hawaii, renown for his incredible Thai and Pacific Rim cuisine. Check out his website for recipes from all his Dining Out with Chai cooking shows, currently airing on Saturdays at 5:30pm on KFVE, the Home Team.
  • Eatizen Jane – Restaurants + Hawaii Food News + Beyond
  • Eat Rice – Author Anna chronicles every appetizer, side salad, main dish and dessert, along with many of her local friends
  • The Electric Kitchen – Online archives of fantastic tried-n-true local Hawaii recipes from HECO’s (Hawaiian Electric) popular television series The Electric Kitchen
  • Exploration HawaiiExploration Hawaii – What started as a site centered around the best hiking and adventuring in the great state of Hawaii has now grown into a full on blog about all things island life! Events, photography, food – this site has a little bit of everything for travelers looking to discover what’s hot right now on all of Hawaii’s islands.
  • The Fashionably Forward Foodie – Author Kimberly Tom loves to eat and take pictures of food (and sometimes herself). She dines out with her boyfriend, she travels for work, and she shares her takes on local food.
  • The Free Range Gourmet – Local Hawaii ingredients used with an international flair
  • Frolic HawaiiFrolic Hawaii – Food, events, style… this blog has it all! Frolic Hawaii is a one-stop-shop for island information.
  • The Gochiso Gourmet Food & Wine Blog – A clinical pharmacist by day, Ryan Tatsumoto never cooked professionally, however he does frequently tinker about the kitchen. Successes thus far include winning the Hawaiian Electric Healthy Recipe contest and being a finalist in the Liberty House Taro Recipe contest. He also is a Certified Sommelier as determined by the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine as determined by the Society of Wine Educators. Also see his website here.
  • GoHawaii.com – Hawaii’s official tourism information site, covering every island. Includes travel tips, maps, beautiful photography and professionally produced videos about what to do where to visit on your stay in the beautiful Hawaiian islands.
  • Go Visit HawaiiGo Visit Hawaii – This blog is like having a personal Hawaii tour guide, including categories for each separate island as well as featured deals to share.
  • Ha! Ha! Ha! Hamakua Springs Country Farms – a blog of farmer Richard Ha’s tractor ride into the computer world. Richard Ha’s Hamakua Springs Country Farms is a family business.
  • Hawaiian Grown TV – Hosted by Chef Grant Kawasaki, Hawaiian Grown TV and Hawaiian Grown Kitchen are two unique food lifestyle TV shows and website that strives to be way more than cooking. Lots of great local recipes and archived online videos of their cooking shows.
  • Hawaii Blog by Ryan OzawaHawaii Blog – Ryan Ozawa, a “self-professed life-long geek”, has created a space on Hawaii Blog where information about science, technology, media, and Hawaii all converge. If you’re looking to keep up on the latest tech innovations as it relates to the islands, Ryan’s blog is for you.
  • Hawaii Grindz – Hawaii Grinds is dedicated to foodies in the Aloha State, from food bloggers to lunchwagons, and more.
  • Hawaii Mom Blog – If you’re trying to plan a trip to Hawaii without leaving the kids behind, have a look at Hawaii Mom Blog for tips on where to gHawaii Mom Blogo and what to do.
  • Hawaii Photography – Amateur and professional photographers from all over the world who enjoy seeing, taking, and sharing photos of Hawaii.
  • Hawaii Threads – The HawaiiThreads.com discussion board is home to a wonderful community of residents, former residents, and would-be residents. The ultimate “Coconut Wireless”!
  • Hi Barbeque – Hawaii’s premier BBQ Club, HI Barbeque was founded to unite all BBQ enthusiasts here in the islands of Hawaii and beyond.
  • Honolulu Magazine – Monthly publication of Honolulu’s news & politics, dining, entertainment, lifestyle, real estate & travel
  • Hawaii Nightlife DiariesHonolulu Nightlife Diaries: Honolulu’s nightlife has a steady beat and Christa, author of Honolulu’s Nightlife Diaries, is here to prove it. Follow her blog for updates on music and party events in Hawaii’s capital city.
  • Honolulu Pulse – Powered by the Star Advertiser, Honolulu Pulse covers food, fashion, entertainment, music and cool happenings all around Oahu.
  • Lindy’s Ono Recipes – Lindy’s Ono Recipes provides you with delicious tried and true recipes with a local flair.
  • LookIntoHawaii.comAuthentic reviews about hotels, beaches, restaurants, hikes, spas, and all the other things that Hawaii has to offer. Also including articles, images and videos so you can decide the type of thing’s you’d like to see on your visit.
  • A Maui BlogA Maui Blog – Liza knows Maui like the back of her hand and luckily she’s made a place to share her stories of the island with all of us.
  • Maui Time – News, food & drink, lifestyle, entertainment & events, “anykine da’ kine” and more of all things Maui
  • Maui’s Visitor Channel – Maui’s award-winning visitor information TV channel 7, now on YouTube! You’ll find a wealth of information on all-things Maui, from how long it takes to drive to Hana to what to wear for sunrise at Haleakala, and everything Maui in between! Restaurants, activities, beaches, culture and more.
  • Midlife Crisis Hawaii – Incredible stories and photo archives of Hawaii’s recent and long gone past, as told by Rodney Lee, a former Honolulu Advertiser journalist.
  • Odyssey Magazine Hawaii – A monthly guide to Hawaii’s LGBT scene, from dining, bar hopping and recreational information, to lodging and more.
  • Photos by JalnaPhotos by Jalna – A self-proclaimed “photographer wannabe”, Oahu-based Jalna shares her beautiful images of food, family and lifestyle in the islands.
  • Sarahonthe808 – Looking for some visuals to get you excited about traveling to the islands? Hawaii native Sarah has all of the beautiful inspiration you need here on her photo blog featuring galleries of her home state and beyond.
  • Sonia Tastes Hawaii – Sharing her cooking and culinary experiences from the Hamakua side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Sonia Martinez’ approach to food is a blending of her ethnic and cultural Cuban and Southern American heritage, mixed in with those of her adopted home in Hawaii.
  • Street Grindz – Street Grindz hosts both large and small food truck events, including the monthly Eat the Street, where crowds of thousands come to sample food from over 40 of Hawaii’s best mobile food vendors. They also assist corporations, small businesses and schools in booking events and catering needs.
  • Taste of HawaiiTaste of Hawaii – Taste of Hawaii features one family’s food and travel experiences in Hawaii and beyond. Lots of photos accompany the reviews so that you can better experience the scene.
  • Tasting Kauai Food Blog – Join Marta Lane of Kapa’a, Kauai, author of the 2015 restaurant guide, Tasting Kauai, as she and her husband Dan share their latest dining experiences on this beautiful paradise known as the Garden Isle.
  • Tea, Dessert & Hotels by Kathy YL Chan – A local girl who splits her time between her home town of Honolulu and New York shares her experiences of fine tea and travel, featuring incredible photography!
  • The Tasty Island Honolulu Food BlogYou are here!
  • Trailblazer Hawaii – If there’s one thing that Hawaii is known for, it’s beautiful landscapes to explore. Trailblazer Hawaii gives you everything you need to know about the island’s best spots for outdoor adventure.
  • What's Cooking MauiWhat’s Cooking Maui – A guide to Maui restaurants and dining scene, providing all the information you need to enjoy the fine, fun culinary options of this island paradise without breaking the budget.
  • World Wide Ed – Ed Sugimoto’s Hawaii-based food, lifestyle and travel adventures.
  • WOWGrinds.comBlind taste tests of Hawaii’s best grinds
  • Yelp Honolulu – User reviews of businesses (mostly restaurants) all over Oahu (other islands covered through search on Yelp). While the company is based in San Francisco, Honolulu’s Yelp community is managed by local staff. Yelp Honolulu proves this is “Foodie Paradise”!

HAWAII @ HEART & BEYOND

  • AlohaWorld.comAlohaWorld.com – Sharing Aloha with the world since 1998, featuring plenty ono ‘kine local Hawaii recipes!
  • The Impulsive BuyPutting the “EW” in product reviews (Honolulu-based)
  • Migrationology.com – Cultural Travel and Street Food Around the World as told by the fascinating life of Migration Mark
  • mmm-yoso!An Ex-Pat Explores Food in San Diego and Points BeyondMigrationology.com
  • My Kitchen in the Middle of the Desert – Auntie Donie, a former native of Kaneohe, Oahu, blogs about cooking and living in Arizona, always with a sandy splash of Aloha, proving yet again, “You can take the girl out of the island, but you can never take the island out of the girl.”
  • Our Adventures in JapanKat and Satoshi’s Eating and Traveling Adventures Around Japan (and Sometimes Hawaii)
  • The Ramen BlogThe Ramen blog and other goodies
  • A Splash of Aloha – Traveling to Hawaii every year since 2009, Su-Lynn is definitely an expert on getting to and getting around the islands. Check out her blog if you’re looking for trip planning tips and logistical information before your Hawaiian vacation.
  • Steamy KitchenModern Asian Cooking: Fast, fresh and simple enough for tonight’s supper

EAT FRESH, BUY LOCAL

  • Hamakua Springs Country Farms – located on the slopes of Mauna Kea in beautiful Pepe‘ekeo on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, run by three generations of the Ha family, producing bananas, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes
  • Ho Farms – Striving to provide a nutritious and continuous supply of produce for Hawaii’s local community
  • Shinsato Farms – Maintaining a tradition of hog farming in Hawaii

HAWAII NEWS

  • Damon Tucker: Hawaii News & Information Blog – For breaking news and information about Hawaii, follow Damon Tucker’s blog. Get the scoop on what’s happening from a local perspective before you travel!*
  • Hawaii News Now – Hawaii News Now is the name of the news department shared by three television stations in Honolulu, Hawaii: CBS affiliate KGMB, MyNetworkTV affiliate KFVE and NBC affiliate KHNL. Late breaking news.
  • Honolulu Civil Beat – A for-profit organization covering news and investigative reporting of Hawaii
  • Honolulu Star AdvertiserHawaii’s news leader for Hawaii news. Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides up to the minute breaking news in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • KHON2 NewsWorking for Hawaii – News, Weather, and Sports
  • KITV4 NewsGet the top Honolulu news and weather, plus all the biggest stories throughout Hawaii. See the latest stories from the KITV team.
  • MidweekHonolulu news, events calendar and movie showtimes.
  • Pacific Business News – Daily local business news focused on Honolulu and the islands of Hawaii

*Links page updated 4.04.15. Descriptions of some of the sites courtesy of FlipKey by TripAdvisor.

30 thoughts on “Links

    • October 10, 2012 at 8:58 am
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      wow…still under construction after 4 yrs…….awesome

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  • February 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm
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    Hello, Please email me – I want to ask about your blog.

    thanks,

    Brian

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  • June 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm
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    Aloha,

    Just wanted to introduce myself that Im a local boy from Hawaii and now currently living in New York City for a while now. I’ve been a fan of yourwebsite and wanted to get incontact with you guys somehow. Is there a email you wanna pass on to me? Let me know.

    Mahalos!
    Rhandy

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  • June 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm
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    Tizzy, the contact addy for this food blog is:

    pomai_05 at yahoo dot com

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  • October 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm
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    turn off javascript and you will see clearly what’s wrong with it, heh

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  • January 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm
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    Aloha, Macademia nuts with Spam:

    Hope you and your family is great. We lived on the Hamakua Coast for seven years. May want to request to be the contact in So. Ca.

    Mahalo Nui Loa,

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    10525 Somerset Blvd., # 30
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  • March 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm
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    Hey –

    Does anyone have a good Teriyaki sauce? I’ve seen a few recipes out there and would love to bring a taste of Hawaii to my cold DC home!

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  • April 13, 2011 at 3:33 am
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    fabulous website and information!
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    i recommend you should link up with serious eats website too

    keep up the great work!

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  • August 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm
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    Thank you very much. I’m homesick about everything in Hawaii. I was born in Honolulu, but currently lived in La Mirada, CA. I left Hawaii since I was 9, but now I’m 20. I couldn’t find anywhere to shop, I couldn’t eat anywhere but some food from the market, and I’m not having ball about anything, anywhere in Cali. I miss Hawaii……… and when I grow up, I’ll move back to where I belong desparately. And again, thank you very much for show me everything! =…D

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  • November 2, 2011 at 3:29 am
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  • April 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm
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    Aloha,
    If you have people you know or luv staying around Waikoloa. Come visit our site! Big Discounts for our Kapuna and those with disabilities.

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  • April 24, 2012 at 6:41 am
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    Just went to this great place in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center for some nice Chinese food the other day. This place is called Beijing Restaurant. Too bad more local people don’t know about it. Check it out when you have a chance: http://www.beijinghawaii.com.

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  • June 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm
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  • September 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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    Howzit Pomai!!! Cool website…loving all the pics and information you’re posting!!! Had no idea you were a foodie…I’ve spent countless hours watching the Food Network and Cooking Channel and other cooking programs and now consider myself as maybe a “Level 2” (of course, Level 10 would include the likes of Mario Batali, Morimoto-san, Roy Yamaguchi, et al.) foodie. I love cooking and trying to come up with new and unusual fusion dishes whenever my creative urges trumps my low-blood sugar moments where I’m merely cooking “…cause if I don’t eat NOW, I’m gonna pass out”. I applaud you on a great website and appreciate your insightful commentary. Rock on, brother!!!

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    • September 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm
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      Howzit Eddie! Always great to hear from an old neighbor and friend through the blog. Huge mahalo for all the kind words. Really appreciate it.

      I’d say before I recently was selected as a Food Judge for a cooking competition, I was probably about a “Level 3 Foodie”, where as now with that under my belt, I’m about Level 5, based purely on experience. There’s no way I can be a level 10 unless A:) I own a restaurant or food product (the latter of which I have a few ideas), and/or B:) I get my culinary degree. I don’t think a person can truly be called a chef unless you have a degree in culinary arts. I’m sure there’s “chefs” out there that will argue that point though. All in all, anyone who loves eating (practically everybody) are inherently “foodies” by nature.

      You definitely have an advantage cooking fusion having learned how to cook authentic Japanese food from your mom, J-san. I remember her cooking. Oishii-yo!!!

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  • March 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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    SunOrganic Farm is a mail order retailer of Organic Food ingredients in San Marcos, California. We are getting more and more orders from customers in Hawaii – which we send in affordable Priority Mail boxes. We would like to get the word out that quality Organic Food is available to island residents. http://www.SunOrganic.com. Toll free 888-269-9888. Sorry for blatant promotion if not appreciated.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm
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    I drove 4 hours once to experience Poutine. I thought that was an intense Hawaiian dish.

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  • December 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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    Awesome list! I’ve only been to Hawaii once in my life, far away here on the East Coast of the U.S. I’ll always remember my trip. The food, best I’ve ever tasted. Absolutely one of the highlights of my trip. Include the rare beauty, incredible experience. I do have a suggestion for your list, http://thehotsauceclub.com  I’m a huge fan of hot sauce, especially Fire hot sauce. Awesome website, you really capture that Hawaiian experience.

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  • February 4, 2015 at 7:19 am
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    We will never eat at Henry Louie restaurant.

    I called restaurant on 2/01/15 & spoke to a manager and explained how poor of a customer service we had & karaoke Lady who told me FUCK OFF on 1/31/15. Manager said that she would relay message to her boss and have him call me back…Still no call from Boss regarding this matter.

    I see why the service is poor and why employee feels drinkin at job after done with shift, is OK, &  why workers like the karaoke lady can be loose with her mouth and tell people Fuck Off…It’s a reflection of poor management from the Boss himself…

     

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    • February 4, 2015 at 8:18 am
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      Aja.A., You should take up your complaint on Yelp. Henry Louie (Mapunapuna) management are more likely to read it there than here.

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