How did Pearl Harbor get its name?

Pearl Harbor was originally named by the native Hawaiians, who called it “Wai Momi” (pearl waters). The harbor was once full of pearl-producing oysters, although Hawaiians likely valued them more for their shells and meat than for the shiny nuggets prized by westerners. Europeans arrived in 1778, however, and within ten years, the pearls had […]

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How do you make chicken katsu?

Case Details: “Aloha! I recently moved away from Ewa Beach and now am back on the Mainland… I miss my chicken katsu from L&L! How do you make it?” I couldn’t find the L&L chicken katsu recipe on the web (though here is their lemon chicken recipe, courtesy the Star-Bulletin), but there are a bunch […]

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What is Interstate H-201?

Case Details: “When you drive from Pearl City to Honolulu, on the highway signs that have the highway H-1 symbol, some have a symbol over them that reads highway H-201. It looks very authentic and even reflects at night. What is this all about, and, is this the ‘U Down‘ guys doing yet another impossible […]

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