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@Annoddah_Dave You should have gone down today. The Roast Pork and Grilled Pork Chop never tasted so good!
2 weeks, 3 days 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.
2 weeks, 4 days 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.
2 weeks, 4 days 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.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on What? Tsukenjo's closing Friday
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 months 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on What to do: Chinese New Year events