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Podcast Episode 92: Top Chef's Sheldon Simeon on Where to Eat in Hawaii

Top Chef season 10 finalist and fan favorite Sheldon Simeon of MiGrant and Mala Wailea tells us about the food scene in Hawaii.

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Chef Sheldon Simeon

In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, Top Chef finalist and fan favorite Sheldon Simeon of MiGrant and Mala Wailea tells us how to eat like a local in Maui. We discuss Hawaiian family celebrations, elevating ramen, and his rise from dishwasher to celebrity chef.

  • Chef Sheldon is a two-time James Beard Award semi-finalist
  • Sample a classic Hawaiian plate lunch at places like Aloha Mixed Plate
  • Taste how Star Noodle puts a gourmet twist on Sheldon's childhood breakfast
  • Maui restaurants often grow their own produce
  • MiGrant showcases produce from Kumu Farms
  • Be sure to try some kahlua pig or loco moco
  • While on hiatus from "Top Chef", Sheldon went underground at Vintage Cave in Honolulu
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Food for Thought

  • Q: What is the name of the underground oven used to cook kahlua-style?
  • A: Imu.
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Published July 17th, 2014