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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Take taste buds on journey to Asia

 •  Sparking holiday

Advertiser Staff

  • The Asian Grill & Bamboo Bar at Jackie's Kitchen in Ala Moana has inaugurated a new "Rush Hour" from 4 to 7 p.m. daily with reduced price on certain drinks and pupu specials. Chan is finishing his film, "Rush Hour 3," in Los Angeles; he's expected to visit the Islands in early 2007.

  • Over at E&O Trading Co., Pacific Gateway Center is presenting a benefit "Marketplace Sunday Brunch," 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 with dishes from East Timor, Thailand and Singapore. Tickets are $30, of which $15 is tax-deductible. Reservations: 591-9555.



    Hokulani Bakeshop, the cupcake and cookie bakery at Restaurant Row, has been featured in a number of Japanese-language media. Just before Christmas, the Japanese travel channel, Travelix, shot a segment at the store with owner Tushar Dubey teaching the show host how to decorate cookies. The segment airs in February. Other spots have included the FM radio program "Colors of Hawaii," and the Web site of Pacific Resorts, a Japanese travel agency.

    Hokulani had a very fleeting segment in a U.S. Travel Channel show about how tropical places celebrate the holidays. Dubey didn't even know about that one until he started getting calls from the Mainland.