When I was sent on assignment to Amasia by Maui No Ka Oi magazine, I  was in for a lot of surprises! The smooth bar was made out of unfinished wood and was as soft as fine leather, and I was told it had to be sanded every night to keep it looking so pristine. You can appreciate the grain in the Dining cover photo below. The traditional Japanese restaurant was lovingly updated with beautiful accents to the interior, but definitely remains true to it’s heritage. Chef Alan Wong was great to work with and photograph, a stoic and humble man with an infectious smile… and yes! Also a passionate food photographer! Here are some fun additional photos and outtakes.

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 2 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 3 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 1 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

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