Forked Up


1442 University Ave.
Phone number (808) 943-0390

In Japanese cuisine, tsukuneis a chicken meatball. Yes, we know meatballs are usually made with ground beef. But these traditional Japanese alternatives are just as flavorful at Tsukuneya Robata Grill. Plus, choose from more than 20 different toppings that embody many traditional flavors like miso, teriyaki and wasabi. Or, go for something more adventurous, like yuzu daikon (pictured). It’ll tempt your pallet with sweet citrus flavors before a layer of heat ends each bite with a nice kick. Chicken meatballs aside, Tsukuneya also serves favorites including various nabe, sushi and more. Many of the restaurant’s dishes are cooked robata style, similar to barbecuing, so expect nice smoky undertones in many items.


Parisian Macarons
Manoa Marketplace,
2752 Woodlawn Drive
Phone number (808) 988-4310

Although rooted in European traditions, Fendu Boulangerie also features familiar treats — like apple pie and blueberry Danish. If dessert isn’t your thing, you also can find sandwiches, fresh bread, paninis and pizza. But if it is European-style treats you’re after, you’ll love Fendu’s traditional Parisian macarons. Macarons are all the rage these days, but these are on another level. Prepared by hand, they are crispy on the outside, yet soft on the inside. Flavors include guava, strawberry, pumpkin pie and Valrhona dark chocolate Manjari.