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Delicate Blossom: Frozen! Let it Go! One of my favorite snacks now frozen...what will they think of next? Neat to see the vapors coming out of your mouth, like you had a drag from an E-cigarette.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ frozen Primo Popcorn
MC: I like Liam Neeson too. Did you find a lot of similarities with "Walk Among the Tombstones" ?
1 week, 4 days ago on Neeson not too old to “Run All Night”
@Erica I believe that this is a hybrid which was done for marketing purposes. Point being, if you know what a Tilapia looks like, would you eat it? A friend of mine saw "St John's Fish" on a menu on the East Coast...when he asked what that was, the reply was Tilapia and the waiter raved about it. My friend grew up seeing this fish in local streams, Ala Wai, and Ala Moana...he caught them as a kid but always threw them back. Tilapia is like trout, nice white meat but no taste in and of itself, ergo all the butter and sauce combinations that usually go with serving it. For those not brought up eating salt water fish, this fish is not very appetizing, in my opinion.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Something New event: Chris Kajioka takes on tilapia
Delicate Blossom: OK, who ate the tomatoes in the Bocconcini & Tomato salad?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Cafe Kaila’s new dinner menu
Delicate Blossom: Do they do a dry rub? I prefer that style to the sauced BBQ.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Something new: Billy’s Killer Southern BBQ
Delicate Blossom: It has been a long time since I have been to the Hyatt. Is Japengo where Bagwell's used to be?
1 month ago on Japengo’s secret menu
MC: Thanks to FROLIC, I enjoyed the movie as well...a large bag of popcorn. The feel good part was the end of the movie when the real people in the story were featured and what they made of their lives. While some movie aficionados may regard this flick as "sappy", the redeeming quality is that it is based on true life. At least this story was not written by Brian Williams!
1 month ago on ‘McFarland, USA’ is movie comfort food
@chant808 @Annoddah_Dave @Melissa808 TC: LOL...I remember going to Amsterdam some 30 years ago and wandering on Canal street and running into a hole in the wall nearby Told my friend we are eating here. She thought it was a dump...i said "Yeah", i bet they make good food. I had some of the best noodles in soup ever in Europe.
1 month, 1 week ago on Where real Chinese eat Chinese food
Delicate Blossom: Good post, I especially liked the candor of members of the Secret Hawaii Chinese Dinner Society on each restaurant. I guess nobody likes Chinese food in Waikiki or are there any there?
MC: Agree with Gone Girl and John Wick, having seen those two. John Wick was like Rover on steroids!
1 month, 1 week ago on Oscar categories we really want
BW: Note that the billboard of Hawaii Theater has Gavan Daws, the iconic UH professor of History who actually held classes in a movie theater (Varsity).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Trailer review: Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’
MC: Since I haven't been a contemporary comic fan, is Kato the only Asian in super hero lore? Maybe one day there will be a UN (like in United Nations) Avengers where people of different cultures are featured with super hero characteristics.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Spidey shouldn’t be white
Delicate Blossom: The Chinese have probably made anything you can put in your mouth as "good luck" for New Years. That's why the civilization and culture has lasted so long.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Chinee like me: Chinatown gau
For us old guys it was getting use of the family car and going to the drive-in!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The love series: Best first date spots — she says
Delicate Blossom: Now that you have the recipe, I need a volleyball size jin dui to change my luck! LOL
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Chinatown Express
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Say, isn't this the original site of Eggs and Things?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Aloha Kitchen
Delicate Blossom: I guess the name of the place is appropriate since chefs are always saying "Aloha"!
Delicate Blossom: You cook?? Do you do windows? I wonder if Fresh Box recycles their boxes?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Will Chen and HI Fresh Box
MC: You're right, some of the commercials were not in the vein of what made them famous throughout the past Super Bowls. I liked the Doritos. OK, what was your take on the half time show?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best moments: Super Bowl commercials
MC: So this one is worth a monster Taco! or 2 tacos for 99 cents! I don't recall if JIB tacos have "cheesy" in them?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on ‘The Loft’ will keep you guessing
Delicate Blossom: Mr (Pause) does look quite young. There are differences between a leader and manager. A superior needs to decide which balance of the two fits the job situation. My favorite is the Deli Trio sandwich. I think its because of the pickle....Jacques in Le Box to me is my choice over Mickey D.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Talk story with Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma
@nonstopmari @Annoddah_Dave EO: I wait for your posts with baited breath!! LOL
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Townies can grow food: Demo this Saturday
EO: Too bad one cannot grow steaks and pork chops on a lanai! LOL
Wine Gurl: Expansion of your "wine vocabulary" is a good thing! Next step is to develop your wine cellar!
2 months ago on Que Syrah Syrah at Chef Mavro
Delicate Blossom: A fork?? What happened to chop sticks? You need to attend one of the SCDS events! LOL
2 months ago on Something new: Whatchafillin’
Delicate Blossom: With the DOM, I guess the momentous occasion that befits it will need to be wedding or birth!? I don't think you would want to use it to christen your next yacht!
2 months ago on Dom Perignon dinner: Learning about champagne
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave The other lesser known French brandy is Armagnac which is distilled in a different region and slightly different process equipment.
2 months ago on Hennessy Prestige dinner: Learning about cognac
Delicate Blossom: Is not "Cognac" label restrictive like "Champagne", in that in Europe one can only call the distilled beverage cognac if it was brewed in the Cognac region? How about Chinese New Year as a special occasion?
Delicate Blossom: In my experience, women own the dessert part of any menu, men to go for the entrees. Therefore,
Give male diners the traditional menu, give female diners a menu where the desserts are listed first! That should make for interesting dinner conversation?!
2 months ago on Something new: Off The Wall Craft
EO: Thanks, good to have you back posting...it has been awhile. Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
2 months, 1 week ago on Dive in: MW’s Chocolate Cafe popup
Delicate Blossom: Was there a 100% turnover of the staff including servers? Did you note any significant difference in quality between chefs Mizoguchi and Kajioka? To me, Kajioka spent quite a bit in developing the plating and overall appearance of each dish. There were a number of "wow!" moments with Kajioka's menu.
2 months, 1 week ago on Baking bread with Berkley
Delicate Blossom: The interviews were really great. I wondered what made them interested in paper folding. i know of one type of paper that you cannot recycle for folding....
2 months, 1 week ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Origami Dō
MC: Was Reece Witherspoon that good in "Wild", or was she just playing herself in a movie? I can't get excited about her movies...its just me I guess. Don't know about Emma Stone...if her character was not in the movie, the movie would have still been good. But Edward Norton character was vital. Diversity is a tough thing...maybe as a token they should have Margaret Cho nominated as Kim Jong Un?
2 months, 1 week ago on Oscar noms 2015: Surprises and snubs
DS: The video is really precious...kids grow up so fast that it is always neat to see when they had no fear and took everything with such joy.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Malika Dudley’s Maui
Delicate Blossom: Whaaattt? No green peppers? How about red ones?? Say, don't you have a new car? You need to break it in...you should pick up peeps for the drive...at least for the first 10K miles! LOL Sticky rice...fingers or utensil?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Thai Lao
Delicate Blossom: With the weather temps dipping pretty low this month, I can see why the Mainland guys would enjoy shave ice...to them, it isn't cold. For us locals it is sweater and hoody time! LOL
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Something new: Lemona
Delicate Blossom: WoW did not know that there was a guud fuud place in the suburbs! Thanks...now, what's for dinner?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Vegas eats with John Curtas: Marché Bacchus
@Myong @Annoddah_Dave MC: I thoroughly enjoyed "The Lunch Box". But "Gone Girl" was most intriguing since I did not read the book.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Top 10 films of 2014
MC: Thanks for your reviews as it saved me from spending money on popcorn. Then again they also made me buy popcorn for those you said were worth it. I found John Wick very much like the story line in Rover. I did like Rover better. Birdman was a gas...very eclectic...I think Ed Norton was very good and stole many scenes.. Happy New Year and best wishes for healthy and prosperous 2015!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Top 10 films of 2014
Delicate Blossom: Happy New Year, may you be blessed with health and prosperity!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Viva Vegas! Great spots downtown
@MyongChoi @Melissa808 LMAO! Delicate Blossom will need to wear a hanbok!
3 months ago on My Korean parents react to ‘The Interview’
MC: This review is probably funnier than the movie. I can just picture your folks watching this. May be you should have video them and put English sub titles. Can you imagine if they ever used the phase: "He's in deep Kim Chee!" Parents are universally naive about contemporary stuff. What's with the crackers? Figure you guys would be eating Korean Fruit Cake for the holidays! LOL
Delicate Blossom: Move the "X" in XSE and that's what you get! The Toyota folks know about marketing....
3 months ago on My little auto adventure: Prius c
Delicate Blossom: Thanks for the trip pix and tips. For you and yours Mele Kalikimaka!
3 months, 1 week ago on Tokyo: Touring TBS and other cool spots
Delicate Blossom: It has been awhile since I have eaten there. Getting to the parking entrance behind the building can be a challenge to those who are unfamiliar with the area. WoW you can make jook after eating your shabu shabu!
3 months, 1 week ago on Battle the holiday bulge with Shabu Shabu
MC: Thanks...sml bag of popcorn, eh? It wouldn't make sense for hackers to target this movie since Annie's hair style does not match that of Kim Jong Un. However, if Dennis Rodman was cast as a villain in the film then, NK would be on it!
3 months, 1 week ago on This “Annie” has no heart, no point
MC: I wonder what would happen if Sony released the movie as a DVD? Would NK send their missiles to the US? Would it even go that far? One of their missile tests failed by falling into the sea of Japan. It would be a different story if they contracted their missile engines to Hyundai which has a 100,000 mile or 10 year warranty. I wonder if NK has a chaebol system? Can you imagine if Kim Jun Un was served mac nuts in a bag instead of a plate!?
3 months, 1 week ago on Why “The Interview” shouldn’t be pulled
Fuud Reminds One Life Is Cool: Will they be showing this in light of recent cancellations? Aigoo!
3 months, 1 week ago on Win VIP tickets to screening of ‘The Interview’
Delicate Blossom: Let me guess, rattle snake ice would taste like "chicken"!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tokyo: the insanity of Namja Town
OH: The "Norfolk Pine" is not a Hawaiian species. It is more correctly known as the "Norfolk Island Pine" and endemic to Norfolk Island off the coast of Australia. The pine is a symbol of Norfolk Island and is included in its flag. How it morphed to Hawaiian Christmas Tree is probably due to people not realizing that it is an introduced flora.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on My Point of Heu: Local Christmas trees are better