Famous for: Giving old family recipes a twist. This mom-and-pop resto even earned a feature from Guy Fieri on the Food Network. / Signature dishes: pork adobo fried rice omelet, home-style adobo mixed with golden brown rice and wrapped in a thin omelet. The sarisari (vegetable dish), shrimp sarciado and pork gisantes are also musteats. / Find it at: 94-866 Moloalo Street, Waipahu, Hawaii
Alan Wong’s fish specials
Famous for: Being one of President Obama's stops every time he's in town. It ranks fifth among 1,903 restaurants in Honolulu (Trip Advisor). Signature dishes: Ginger-crusted onaga, long-tail red snapper with miso sesame vinaigrette and miso-marinated butterfish black cod, among other fish specialties. / Find them at: 1857 South King Street, Honolulu
Famous for: Being a five-table foodie haven that has been around for 40 years. Signature dish: The tataki sashimi, seared tuna slices served on a bed of sprouts and drizzled with Ethel’s “secret” sauce of garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Excerpt from an article originally published in Food Magazine.