See Food Diet: I see food, I eat! Fuud Pr0m - accept no other.
@Melissa808I like the smell of fresh Calcium Propionate and Sodium Benzoate in the morning!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Manapua
@favreaux In the Cultural Plaza in Chinatown you can try Tai Pan Dim Sum Restaurant. They have an assortment of vegetarian dishes. Also Royal Kitchen, which adjoins the Cultural Plaza, has a vegetarian bau or at least they had before.
Aurite! 3 eateries on Lehua Ave (not including that 24x7 store)! Thanks for the info Grant.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Poke on da Run
Just an FYI: Hawaii 5-0 is filming on South Street at Kamaka Ukulele. HPD might stop traffic from time to time for filming. They are supposed to be done by 5 pm. There's also road sign warning of "Simulated Gunfire" during daylight hours from 27Jan-30Jan2015.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Who’s coming: Eat the Street Chinese New Year
I can't believe I didn't see the last 4 photographs till now. I want extra Peanut Butter in my Ono Ono Shake please @kcwaffledog.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens
Can always use the term "Pressure Fried" or is that trademarked by Shake(y's) Pizza? You remember Shakey's Pizza... where City Mill on Waialae Avenue now stands and where P & P Market was.
French Kiss... gimme some tongue, errr, Caramelized Onions! 'nuff said
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Something new: Whatchafillin’
Just don't go to PATL on First Friday's, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, to name some events that will pack Chinatown and cause indigestion because of lack of parking.
5 months, 1 week ago on Something new: Dessert bar at Pig & the Lady
Chili or Curry plate; Chicken Katsu Curry plate; Beef/Pork Stew; 'nuff said.
5 months, 1 week ago on Our Top 5: Comfort food
@antyjudy I don't know if it's still there on King/Dillingham: Mazal's Kosherland might have bakery items. Sack and Save Stadium has Rugelach on occasion but I don't know if it's Kosher.
5 months, 1 week ago on My Top 5: Best bakeries on the island
You go Grant! I must get back to Kan Zaman again.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Sandwiches in Chinatown
Sorry but Libby's wouldn't have made my list. I don't particularly care to chew on the globules of fat that makes up the filling. I do like the flavor of SC Yuan's Char Siu Bau though. Very good flavor!
If you want a "fresh" Char Siu Bau, make your own. Make what ever filling you want then use one of the Pi**sbury Dough canisters as your Bau. Stretch, fold, pinch shut and steam. No can beat fresh, steamed, cloned Bau.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Manapua
@walbe13 PIZZA BAO FTW! @Melissa808
@Melissa808 @vickie c On the corner of School and Houghtailing Street? Almost next door to where Kamehameha Bakery used to be?
@Melissa808 @Kassycheng @lianaaaaaa_xoxo That would be a sweet Moon Cake. It'll need to be balanced with the saltiness of the special ham that Mrs. Fang cured.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2014
@Richard Wong @Melissa808 Lin Fong on Smith Street... that was MANY MOONS ago (pun intended) Lin Fong then moved 2 doors mauka of where Sing Cheong Yuien (now Sing Cheong Yuan) is located.
As @Richard Wong said, they closed for a while then reopened at 1132 Maunakea Street as the "New Lin Fong Bakery". Their Goo Soo Bieng (Tea Cookies) are still ono! Lin Fong's Char Siu Bau... meh. I still prefer Char Hung Sut's Char Siu Bau.
BTW Char Hung Sut will be closed on Sunday 14Sep14 and will reopen on Thursday, 25Sep14. It's their annual vacation time.
Oh, an opening for a "new" intern. lol
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Did this: Kaanapali Fresh 2014
Yes, Sugoi's Garlic Chicken has changed from when I first remembered them opening the restaurant in Kapalama. Went there approximately a year ago and found the Garlic Chicken bland and dry. Sadly I haven't gone back since.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bento
My fruitcake doesn't even last a week in my fridge!
There's a certain Chinese Grocery store in New York City Chinatown. They had Moon Cake in their freezer section. The date is from the previous year and it was 9 months old. Ewwww!
Is that a DUCK EGG in the middle? I though you don' t like Duck Eggs?
Heh, I drove by and didn't even think about stopping in. I thought it was just a mom and pop store. If it's like Ed's old Downtown @ HISAM then I really need to stop by!
8 months, 1 week ago on Something new: Kaimuki Superette
Pauoa Sake Works, next to Pauoa Ice Factory. Memories from the past.
10 months ago on Get ready to kampai — Joy of Sake’s coming
26.2 miles... JUST DO IT!
10 months ago on Being a quitter isn’t so bad
Wow, that's good news to know: cold pressing releases more nutrients than the typical Vitamix grind method. A good Vitamix machine will cost over $500. I wonder how much a "press" would cost?
10 months ago on Sipping my way through LA’s best juice bars
Spam Musubi and a Poke "cone". Aurite!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Aloha Cones
No rice... BLASHEMY! lol Good Luck Myong.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on My War Against Weight – Episode 1: Why?
Only a local tweep would understand this: rotflmoo
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Self rules for LOL, haha, :), ! and more
@Annoddah_Dave You should have gone down today. The Roast Pork and Grilled Pork Chop never tasted so good!
1 year, 11 months ago on What? Tsukenjo’s closing Friday
@808marv You tweeted this out I think. The way Tsukenjo would wrap the plates in brown paper, rubber band it, and twist in the fork so that it stayed in place on the top of the plate. Ingenious! I think Honda Delicatessen used to do that too.
@808marv A little too late for a reply but I usually find parking makai of Queen St. Either by the Dive Shop or across the street by the Dog Grooming and Volvo repair shop.
@nonstopmari @turkfontaine Errr, Hannibal the Cannibal comes to mind! Slurp, slurp, slurp... "I'm having a friend over for dinner." LOL!
@turkfontaine Why screw around with excellence when it looks good, tastes good, and repeat customers ask for the dish over and over?
The ALOHA Friday final menu: http://twitpic.com/cnxr5f
The ALOHA Friday plate: http://twitpic.com/cnxvka This plate would make @parkrat proud.
Paula Akana and the cameraman onsite. Moanike`ala Nabarro (http://www.kitv.com/-/8906042/5337498/-/ff9logz/-/index.html), from KITV, is a granddaughter of Tsukenjo. Moanike`ala was working the phones and taking order from the window. http://twitpic.com/cnxzph
Gonna miss Blackie! http://twitpic.com/cny2d9
As soon as Bob "left" we noticed the menu board had changed and prices went up. I haven't dropped by for a sandwich at Whole Ox since Bob left.
I've noticed a few other notable chefs helping out Justin in some capacity. I won't mention who they are but you've seen them walking around while dining at Taste.
1 year, 11 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Justin Yu
Heh, some of my friends don't know about or where 53 By The Sea is. When I say John Dominis I get that "oh yeah" response. So funny.
1 year, 11 months ago on Chef shuffle: 53 By The Sea
Shocking and so sad. 8(
Caught me by surprise too. If I recall correctly, Tsukenjo's was one of the first trucks/restaurants to use "biodegradable plates" back in the 70's. They had to place wax paper on the plate first because if any liquid touched the plate it would puff up and start to get soggy.
My faves there were the Roast Pork, Roast Turkey, Stew or Curry, Meat Loaf, Sweet Sour Ribs. I haven't had the Pork Chop with Cream of Mushroom or Fried Chicken in quite a while. Maybe I'll try and get the Pork Chop on Thursday, if it's available, before the crowd finds out Tsukenjo's is closing.
Here's Wednesday menu choices: http://twitpic.com/cng0qy
I dropped by on Wednesday and the cook was working the front window. He was kidding when he said "maybe I should work for the guys next door". The guys next door has changed owners many times over the last 10 years but Tsukenjo and New Queens BBQ still were the anchors on the corner.
No one eats Saimin for breakfast? Tell the cook to throw in a scrambled egg as the broth boils. I wouldn't mind having Pho for breakfast but only at certain restaurants.
Not to beat your disclaimer but some restaurants do serve Fried Rice all day. That's a favorite local breakfast item (with or without a breakfast meat and/or egg on top).
Of the 11 listed sites, 4 of them are open practically 24 x 7. BTW, my omelettes at Anna Millers NEVER looked as good as your pic.
2 years, 1 month ago on Where to go for breakfast all day
@Annoddah_Dave Mahalo. @parkrat @nonstopmari I miss all the Saimin eateries I grew up with: Toyo Theater in Chinatown (small mom and pop shop), <something> Lane Saimin (they ended up almost next door to Tamashiro Market), The Saimin/Curry house on the corner of Beretania and Keeaumoku where the Chevron is now (used to have a theater there), Green Lite Inn at the top of Mokauaea St where is crosses King St. Memories!
2 years, 1 month ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In
@nonstopmari Mahalo Mari.
@nonstopmari @808marv The Honey Dip't Fried Chicken will be surely missed. At least there's Queen's BBQ in town and Paalaa Kai in Waialua.
@StarletShay Go... go NOW!
@Annoddah_Dave I have to assume that most eateries in Hawaii are all on leases or on leased land. As the lease fees increase, so to does the prices. When the breakeven point is crossed, then unfortunately something has to give.
We had this conversation with @parkrat one day about long time surviving restaurants. @nonstopmari mentions some of them in her reply to you. Rainbow Drive In is another long standing establishment.
@808marv Plus the places in or near Ala Moana Center: Wong's Okazu-ya, Coral Reef, Orson's, and the Chinese Lunchwagon. I need to read up and see if they owned Andrew's. I believe they did.
@nonstopmari @Annoddah_Dave I don't envision a big drop in revenue for the brick and mortar establishments. The food trucks just offer another choice of gastrointestinal fortitude. Besides the trucks are on a leased parking stall so one day they may have to move somewhere (but I hope not too soon).
2 years, 1 month ago on Cluster truck: Kapahulu’s new food truck pod
@nonstopmari I was too busy laughing at "choke" and "food truck" to read further.
Somehow "choke" and "food trucks" just doesn't seem right to be mentioned together in the same paragraph @nonstopmari . LOL!
Gee I wonder who visited Nakai 4 times in the first week. 5x last week. Somebody should "rat" him out.
Crepes was closed on the two times I've gone there. @whatchafillin was out sick on Friday. I've have yet to try Firehouse.
I think Guo has hit on a new concept. A permanent place for food trucks to "park" and sell their goodies.
I need to add: bring your own hearing protectors, face mask, and protective eye wear on Friday night. The "paperless firecracker", in my humble opinion, has a very choking exhaust (unlike the gunpowder from the better and now licensed brands) and large particulate matter that flies everywhere.
I'd recommend a hearing protector if you can't stand loud noise. I use foam ear protectors that you can pick up from any drug store.
Stay away from Beretania Street between Bishop and River if you can. Every year traffic is a crawl because of everybody rubbernecking and the closure of the left turn lanes.
2 years, 2 months ago on What to do: Chinese New Year events
Just a quick note: All the clubs participating in the Lion Dance in Chinatown on Friday night, 01Feb2013 will gather at the corner of King Street and Nuuanu Ave. The Lions will be greeted by the Queen and her court and sent off after the ceremonial lighting of the fire crackers in front of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at 8 S. King Street.
The Chinese Cultural Plaza will also have Lions parading throughout the venue.
Saturday night... Aurite! The hunt for the annual and elusive Salty Gin Dui begins! Not too many booths make it like the old days with preserved vegetables and salted Pork anymore. 8(
Slow pace: in certain instances and circumstances (but not overall)
Meth problem: no argument from me
Caucasian bashing: #KillHaoleDay growing up in school. lol This is the Aloha State. Learn to live and love. I did find the comment from Caan disturbing at first but hey, it's a open dialog/comment type of show and Mr. Cann is entitled to say what he wants. As for the open bashing by the public... CHILL OUT!
malama i kekahi i kekahi, e malama pono - take care of each other, take good care of yourself
Food: don't diss or make remarks about the foods in Hawaii till you've tried it. Tagging some of my twitter food pics with #ScottCaanDidntEatThis or #ScottCaanProbablyAteHere. Thanks for the idea @@nai808
2 years, 2 months ago on Caan he say that?