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Sustainability is: Making decisions today so our grandchildren’s children can enjoy what we have, tomorrow.  ~ Chef Alan Wong Sustainability is a topic of crucial importance at Alan Wong’s Restaurants. In the video below, Chef Alan Wong discusses the need to increase Hawai‘i’s consumption of local produce and the positive effect it will have on … Continue reading

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Culinary Technique Demonstration at Williams-Sonoma

  Photos from Chef Alan’s demonstration at Williams-Sonoma. Attendees learned the principles behind Chef’s famous Li Hing Mui Dressing, plus his Ko Choo Jang Sauce and red and yellow ketchups. All four items showcased Chef Alan’s philosophy of “Slot In, Slot Out” (replacing ingredients with others to create an entirely new dish) and the concept … Continue reading

Taste Hawaii Tour 2011

Taste Hawaii Tour 2011

In October and November, James Beard Award-winning chef Alan Wong and Hawai‘i food historian Arnold Hiura will bring a taste of the Islands to the San Francisco Bay Area with their “Taste Hawai‘i” Tour. The duo will offer six events in San Francisco and San Jose between October 27 and November 2, all open to … Continue reading

Prawns with Saimin Noodles and Red Onion Butter

Chef Alan’s Red Onion Butter Recipe

This Red Onion Butter recipe from The Blue Tomato is used to season the shrimp and create a flavorful sauce for Chef Alan’s Prawns with Saimin Noodles. Chef takes Hamura saimin noodles —you can purchase them fresh from the tiny mom-and-pop diner on Kaua‘i, an unassuming family business that also just happens to be a … Continue reading

VIDEO: Watch The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Episode (Part 2)

In case you missed Chef Alan Wong’s appearance on HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” (presented by Hawaiian Airlines), here’s Part Two of the two-part episode. (See our original post for behind-the-scenes photos.) This episode aired Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 2:30PM on KGMB9. Part One (click the link to watch the earlier episode) … Continue reading

Get Buzzed with Chef Alan

At his July Farmer Series Dinner last year Chef Alan introduced Dr. Lorna Tsutsumi who teaches a beekeeping class at UH-Hilo. It may seem like an unusual course to be taught in Hawai‘i, but honey bees are vital to our survival here on Planet Earth.  It takes diligent efforts to identify and control the mites … Continue reading

VIDEO: Watch The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Episode (Part 1)

In case you missed Chef Alan Wong’s appearance on HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” (presented by Hawaiian Airlines), here’s Part One of the two-part episode. (See our original post for behind-the-scenes photos.) Part Two airs Sunday, June 3, 2011 at 2:30PM on KGMB9. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of The … Continue reading

The Blue Tomato on “Biting Commentary” – Part 2

Part Two of  the HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” episode featuring Chef Alan Wong and his cookbook, The Blue Tomato airs on KGMB9 on Sunday, July 3, 2:30 pm. The series premiered June 19, 2011. Part One of the Chef Alan/Blue Tomato episode aired on June 26. Read our original behind-the-scenes post here.  The … Continue reading

Macy’s Demonstration Photo Gallery

Photos from Chef Alan, Chef Lance and Chef Wade’s presentation/demonstration at Macy’s, Ala Moana. For a larger version of the slideshow, click here.

The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Giveaway

**UPDATE:  We’ve just learned that the Chef Alan and The Blue Tomato episode of Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn has been made into a two-part episode! Watch Part One (which will feature the Goat Cheese Mousse recipe) on June 26, and watch Part Two (learn to make the Crab- and Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado) the following weekend, … Continue reading

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