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Kama’aina Business Success Stories

Paul Uyehara of Aloha Tofu will be one of the three companies featured on Kama’aina Business Success Stores.  Along with Michael Tam of Martin & MacArthur and Jason Brand of Kunia Country Farms, Kimo and Carole present stories of these Kama’aina businesses whose humble beginnings, created success stories!  They will describe how these remarkable entrepreneurs grew their passions form nothing into thriving businesses that have had an impact on the people of Hawaii.

Watch on KHON on Thursday, April 9 @9:30 pm, Sunday, April 19 @6:30 pm and Sunday, May 24 @6:30 pm.  Watch on Hawaii’s CW on Tuesday, April 14 @ 9:30 pm.

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Great Aloha Run Sports Health & Fitness Expo

Aloha Tofu Town will be at the 31st Great Aloha Fun Sports Health & Fitness Expo at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall on Friday 2/13 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday 2/14 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday 2/15 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come try our tofu inspired dishes…Tofu Curry, Tofu Poke, Oboro, Sesame Rice Soybean Musubi and Tofu Mousse – Chocolate, Strawberry and Green Tea.

The Dole (735 Iwilei Road) location will be closed on Friday 2/13 and Monday 2/16.

Please stop by and discover our world of TOFU…

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The Weekly Eater Article/Review

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Nadine Kam, of The Weekly Eater in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, published an article/review on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 about Aloha Tofu Town called “Tofu Dishes Find Success.”  Pictures from newspaper, above is Misaki Takahasi and below is Yukiko Atomi.  Read all about it:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/featurespremium/20150204_Tofu_dishes_find_success.html?id=290753961

Yukiko

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Bitter Sweet Blog

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Hannah Kaminsky of the Bitter Sweet Blog, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie, visited Hawaii a few weeks ago and stopped by the factory.  She posted a nice blog about it.  Check it out:

http://bittersweetblog.com/2015/01/29/soya-with-aloha/

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Gastronome Article

Jaimie Kim of Gastronome from HNL Metro wrote a tofu-licious review of Aloha Tofu Town.  Please check it out:

http://www.metrohnl.com/gastronome-18/

Thanks Jaimie!

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The Tasty Island Blog

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Pomai Souza (pictured above with Paul Uyehara), of blog site The Tasty Island, posted a really nice review of Aloha Tofu Town.  We promise we didn’t pay him to do it.  Check it out:

http://tastyislandhawaii.com/2015/01/17/aloha-tofu-town-opens-at-dole-cannery/

Mahalo & Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Pomai!

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Aloha Tofu Town

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On January 6, 2015, Aloha Tofu opened Aloha Tofu Town at Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817 (first floor of the Dole Cannery Theatre Building).  We will be serving lunch Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  2 hour parking validation with purchase available.

All dishes are tofu-inspired.  We are serving one main entrée a day (Monday to Thursday) and an Aloha Friday Bento.  On a daily basis, we have Oboro Tofu, Tofu Poke, Sesame Rice Soybeans Musubi, and various Okazu dishes.  For dessert, we have Tofu Mousse (flavors vary daily – Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango, Blueberry, Coffee Caramel, and Cheesecake).  Another dessert available only on Mondays & Thursdays are the Okara Cream Puffs.

Mondays – Aloha Tofu Curry Rice
Tuesdays – Aloha Tofu Loco Moco
Wednesdays – Aloha Tofu Beef Bowl
Thursdays – Aloha Shrimp Tofu with Chili Sauce
Fridays – Aloha Bento (entrées vary each week, call for info)

Please stop by and discover our world of tofu…Enjoy!

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JAL 60th Anniversary Commemorative Flight

 

Misa and I had a wonderful opportunity to fly for free!  JAL (Japan Airlines) has been celebrating its 60th year of operations in Hawaii in 2014.  We were invited to board a flight that took us from Oahu to the Big Island and back.  Thanks to the great weather, we had clear views of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Kahoolawe and Hawaii!  It was like taking a chauffeured limousine ride around the island, but this was a little bigger…and OVER the state!

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Apparently there are a lot of people who like to dress up in airline uniforms so they had these available…Misa almost looks like a pilot, but they said I couldn’t make it as a flight attendant (something about not having the “right look”…!)

We joined approximately 200+ lucky guests and enjoyed JAL’s great hospitality.  Members from the Miyazaki and Okinawa Kenjinkais, the Lanakila Senior Center, media and other, various organizations all got to participate.  The JAL staff really went out of their way to make this a successful event.  Although it may have seemed like a simple event to celebrate JAL’s special anniversary, the logistics to utilize airport facilities and even to fly around the state must have been a tremendous challen

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At the pre-boarding at Gate 34, there was lots of food and drinks and…Aloha Tofu Mousse and our special Soymilk Pudding! JAL was kind enough to ask us to provide these desserts (chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, and green tea mousse, Soymilk pudding with either caramel or strawberry topping)!

 

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Special Guest and newly elected Governor Ige got to try our Soymilk Pudding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Misa seems to believe I was sleeping when she took this photo, but I was either reading something or contemplating life’s deeper meaning…really!

A great big ARIGATOUFU to Mr. Murayama, Keiko, Mike, Dan and the JAL staff for a wonderful time!  I can’t wait to see how they do their 70th anniversary!

 

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PBS Program – “Hiki No”

 

 

 

We had the fantastic opportunity to work with two of Mid-Pac Institute’s finest sophomores, Travis and Bailey, to put together a short feature about Aloha Tofu. “Hiki No” features student produced content on PBS (Oceanic Cable – Ch. 10). If you can take time out of your busy Thursday night schedules, skip on over at 7:30 pm…

They asked a number of tough questions and I hope my answers were adequate, but take a look and give us your thoughts!

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Senator Gabbard Honors Aloha Tofu

Today, June 23, 2014, Senator Mike Gabbard honored and commended Aloha Tofu Factory as an Innovate Hawaii Manufacturer of the Year Finalist (Small Company) in the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association’s inaugural TASTE Awards 2014.  He presented Paul Uyehara, President of Aloha Tofu, with a framed certificate from The State of Hawaii Senate.  Aloha Tofu Factory was selected for displaying innovation and growth in the last year through increased hiring, sales growth, and investments in the food manufacturing industry.  Aloha Tofu Factory was commended for striving to manufacture and distribute products that represent the spirit of Hawaii.

We at Aloha Tofu are humbled and greatly appreciate the honor bestowed upon us.  Mahalo to Senator Gabbard for sponsoring this commendation and his continued support!  Mahalo to our customers…we will strive to provide the freshest tofu for many years to come!

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