Food Lover's Guide to Honolulu


Food Lover's Guide to Honolulu


by Joan Namkoong

paperback, 5" x 7.75"
192 pp

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This valuable guide takes the reader on a food lover's tour of Honolulu and reveals the best places to eat and shop. She reveals the sources of the best food available from locally owned businesses that perpetuate the food traditions of the islands, and who include Hawaii products on their shelves and menus. A must for both residents and visitors, the Food Lover's Guide to Honolulu includes locations, hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, parking tips, a glossary and indexes.


"A new book by Joan Namkoong covers everything Island-food-related, from the ubiquitous use of shoyu to the history of the saloon pilot cracker... The book would make an excellent gift for a visitor but also offers insider culinary information for locals too. "

- Honolulu Magazine

"This is the book to hand a newcomer, a visiting foodie friend, or a returning kamaaina who wants to know where to get the best saimin."

- Honolulu Advertiser

"... practical pocket-size guide for foodies that describes the best places to eat and shop for food. With its careful attention to detail, the book also rounds things off with suggestions of food festivals and cooking classes. If you want to eat where the locals eat--and what the locals eat--this is probably the book to have."

- Spirit of Aloha


Joan Namkoong, born and raised in Hawaii, is the daughter of Korean immigrants. She graduated from Kailua High School and the University of Washington. Following a successful career in retailing and journalism she became a freelance writer and now has several book in print. Joan is Honolulu's favorite foodie, interested in and expert on all things food related.