Author: <span class="vcard">Rachel Tan</span>

Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
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During the interview, George Chammaa’s mother, Fayeza Chammaa, sits in the back of the family restaurant, having her mid-day meal next to her red tablet. George sits in front of me, one of Fayeza’s five […]

Siam Kitchen Express
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In the middle of a sea of other culinary establishments in the Waimalu shopping plaza in Aiea sits Siam Kitchen Express.  The restaurant is clean and is decorated like most other Thai restaurants you’ve seen. […]

Merhaba Shawarma Restaurant
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Spread the love45Shares On the morning of November 14th, 2018, Manna Samuel arrives at Merhaba Shawarma four hours before it opens to begin her day. She readies the restaurant for the shift ahead, preparing for […]

Saigon Kitchen
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Van Nguyen and Lanni Vu are a mother daughter restaurateur duo from Vietnam. Van, a widowed mother of seven children at the time, made the decision to immigrate to the United States a few days […]

Zoma Restaurant
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In an increasingly fast-paced world, restauranteur Zeleke Belete of Zoma cherishes the Ethiopian tradition of communal eating. These customs create a welcoming space, where food is lovingly made and traditions kept vibrant. Zoma boasts bright colors, […]

A Taste of Havana
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Spread the loveA Taste of Havana in Indianapolis Traditional Cuban music, a tropical vibe and the aroma of authentic eats greets diners at the door as they enter Taste of Havana. The eatery, located in […]

Pera Turkish Kitchen & Bar
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Spread the loveWhen you walk into Pera Turkish Kitchen & Bar and speak to Sirac Ergun, you can sense his passion.  Sirac is the chef and co-owner of Pera. He opened Pera in 2017 with his […]

Mrs B’s Reggae Café
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Spread the love  Mrs B’s Reggae Café — Jamaican cuisine to delight every palate Marilyn Forsythe / Chef Neville Forsythe First Visit to the Restaurant The intoxicating aroma of fresh herbs and pungent spices waft […]

Bollywood Grill Restaurant
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Bollywood Grill is located in a suburban strip mall in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The outside of the restaurant is very nondescript, but, once you step inside, you are treated to the smells, sights and sounds of India. […]

Boca do Brasil Restaurant
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The Las Vegas Valley is dotted with strip malls of all shapes and sizes that seemingly drive the functioning of this metropolis. You’ll see shops lit up as bright as the lights on Fremont Street […]