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Good Eats: Maui Manjookies

When you hear the word manju, memories of a tasty Japanese pastry traditionally filled with azuki bean come to mind. Hear the word Manjookies and you might wonder what is it exactly? Created by Jannelle Fukuoka, after she was inspired to come up with a yummy treat for her boyfriend, the Manjookie is a combination of manju married with a …

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Good Eats: M Sushi

Since the late 1980’s sushi has long been a favorite amongst Americans. The bite-sized morsels of fresh seafood served with perfectly prepared rice have taken many shapes, sizes and forms. From raw to torched to completely unconventional; sushi is sure to satisfy. I stumbled upon a Wailuku sushi spot, not just because it’s BYOB, but because the sushi is made-to-order, …

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Archie’s restaurant in Wailuku closing after 49 years

In 1968, Archie Tanaka purchased the old Shigenaga store on Lower Main Street in Wailuku. He, along with his wife, Hifumi Tanaka, transformed the quaint area into what is now known as Archie’s. Forty-nine-years after establishing itself in Wailuku, Archie’s, full of its original charm, will close its doors on September 30. “My parents opened the restaurant and my mom …

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