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POSTED: Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Sink your teeth into malassadas on Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday seems like a rude name to give to a day of the week, but consider its purpose—a day to indulge before the deprivations of Lent. And even if you don't plan to give up anything for Lent, you're still allowed to take part in the tradition, which in Hawaii means malassadas.

Hit your favorite malassada bakery on Tuesday, or drive through the Damien Memorial School parking lot from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Single malassadas will be sold there for 70 cents, a half-dozen for $4 or a dozen for $6.

The pastries will be fried up fresh in the school cafeteria and proceeds will go to student programs at Damien.



Explore concept of balance in sake

Balance is important in sake, just as it is in life—the Joy of Sake's “;Aftertaste”; event explores the concept, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Tokyo Tokyo.

A discussion will cover the somewhat elusive idea of identifying good balance in taste and texture; then there will be a tasting of well-balanced junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels. For comparison, a few not-so-balanced examples will be offered. Sake appetizers will be served.

Tokyo Tokyo is at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Cost is $37. Call 222-5591 or make a reservation online through joyofsake.com/AfterTaste.


Learn to make Korean cuisine at class

Cooking teacher Walter Rhee teaches a class in Korean dishes, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Palama Market Dillingham, 1210 Dillingham Blvd.

The class will include instructions in Korean barbecue, rice cake soup (dduk guek), juhn sauces, Korean sashimi (hwe) and more.

Cost is $49. Reservations required: 391-1550.