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Mud Hen Water

Modern and rustic, Mud Hen Water offers a twist on familiar Hawaiian flavors. The name is the English translation of Wai’alae, the neighborhood …

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Chugging along the streets, a white van covered in graffiti signatures has been a welcome sight for residents and visitors of North Shore. For almost …

Koko Head Cafe

At first glance, you might miss this unassuming brunch corner. Carved out of a white block building, its striped yellow awning and blue paneling is a …

Oahu

Oahu isn’t the Big Island, but it is home to the majority of the entire population of the Hawaiian islands. And with more people comes …

SALT At Our Kaka'ako

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s turning quite a few heads. Situated in an up-and-coming Honolulu area, Salt At Our Kaka’ako has quickly …

Kauai

Rainforests. Cascading waterfalls. Rivers. Jagged cliffs and emerald-green mountains. It’s easy to see why Kauai is sometimes called “The Garden …

Maui

All of the Hawaiian islands have their own personality, but many say Maui has it all. It doesn’t matter what side of the island you’re on, there’s …

Happy Paradise

Romance, nostalgia and neon lighting… stepping into Happy Paradise is like stepping into a futuristic Wong Kar-Wai movie.The modern day “cha chaan …

Nomada

There are no rules at Nomada, a space carved out by Chef Marco Cruz who believes in a loose approach to cooking. The kitchen creates based on its …

Mercado de Artesanias

Down a narrow pathway and a few steps will lead you to this open street market that spans over several blocks. An abundance of stalls will be there …

Yat Lok

The skin is glistening and moist. The leg, dripping and irresistable. One taste, pure ecstasy - and just like that, you’re hooked. We’re talking …

Lai Chi Wo

Long before Hong Kong was a cosmopolitan playground, it was little more than a cluster of islands and humble fishing villages. Today, one of the last …

SEVVA

There are plenty of places to take in Hong Kong’s glittering skyline, but there’s nowhere that shows off the city quite like Sevva. Perched on the …

Origami Kaikan

The things Kazuo Kobayashi can do with paper are astounding. As the director of the Origami Kaikan Hall, an center for all things dedicated to the …

Little Bao

A bright pink neon sign beckons. Like a moth to flame, you find yourself lured in and soon ordering enough baos to feed a small village. Welcome to …

Kurosawa Gakki

Rock ‘n’ roll might be an American invention, but true guitar nuts know Tokyo is like a mecca of stringed instruments. Whether it’s a vintage Les …

MariCAR

Heart pounding. Eyes on the finish line. Countdown: 3, 2--watch out for that shell! Well, maybe not quite, but it’s the closest you will get to Mario …

Dia de los Muertos

The subject of Dia de los Muertos —the day of the dead—may be solemn, but the 3,000 year old festival is all about the joy of celebrating …

Super Potato

If the words Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers and Playstation bring a smile to your face and an itch to your trigger finger, you’ll go bonkers for this …

Aperi

They say you eat with your eyes first. No less is true at Aperi where bold gastronomical inventions double as true works of the imagination. Dishes …

Fabrica La Aurora

It’s not far fetched to call Fabrica La Aurora the art capital of Mexico. Once an industrial textilemill, it is now a bustling center for creators …

Casa Dragones

Tequila isn’t for everyone. If we asked you to name someone who refuses to down this agave nectar of the gods, you could probably name three. But as …

Tai Cheong Bakery

Like cheesecake is to New York or madeleines are to Paris, the egg tart is the darling of Hong Kong desserts. Silky egg custard, held in a shell of …

Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB)

Housed inside a 600-year-old temple complex, Temple Restaurant is one of Beijing’s most spectacular locations. Temple’s main dining hall (designed by …

San Miguel

As cultures clash and trends transcend borders, a lot of major destinations are starting to resemble one another - but not San Miguel de Allende. A …

Isegen

Don’t let a monkfish fool you. It might not have a pretty face, but it is some seriously good eating. The bottom-feeder typically has a huge head, …

Hawaii

The moment you step on any one of the six islands that make up the state of Hawaii, the weight of the world simply melts away. Breath deep and a warm …

Kanda Myojin

Located in Chiyoda, this Shinto shrine has been watching over the neighborhoods of Kanda, Nihonbashi, Akihabara, Ootemachi, Marunouchi and others …

Kanda

One way to think about Kanda is to picture early Brooklyn, before the hipsters completely took over. It’s a place that perfectly embodies old and new …

Japan

Atmos

Known as the “city of sneakers” to many, Harajuku is filled to the brim with specialty shopping opportunities for sneakerheads. One of the best …