Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Honolulu offers a dining scene that spans the vast range of Hawaii's diverse cultural contrasts, blending globally-inspired cuisines into a unique melting pot of gastronomic adventure. Much of Hawaii's cuisine has definite Asian roots, with successive waves of immigrants to the islands bringing with them the flavors and cooking traditions of their native lands. Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese food feature prominently throughout Honolulu, side by side with Filipino and Pacific Rim cuisines and a variety of European culinary styles. The restaurants in Honolulu run the gamut from exclusive fine dining venues in world-class restaurants to street-side food vendors offering delightfully different seafood delicacies.