Growing up I loved hunting for 45s and LPs. I don't have a record player anymore but couldn't part with the beautiful artwork on some of my favorite album covers. CD covers are too small!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Hungry Ear Records
Everything looks so yummy. Can't wait to try it.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Something new: Monsarrat Shave Ice
Is this where we are having the MHS reunion next year?
7 months ago on The Chef’s Table at Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas
Finally... a place where chefs don't mess with customer's favs. Bring on the linguine with rock shrimp. Yummeh!
I thought I always wanted to go to Denali but maybe not now! Burrr!!! I was in Alaska in the summer, seems like a much different experience. Maybe you can try that next. ;-)
2 years, 8 months ago on Northern Exposure: Heading to Denali
Cool! I've only been able to try one at a Eat the Street so I'm glad those delish cupcakes are in my hood. Can't wait to start trying all of them! Best of luck to Kawehi and Nick.
Thanks for the report @nonstopmari !
3 years, 7 months ago on New eats: Let Them Eat Cupcakes
I've been waiting for this review for a while. My friends went to try it and said they died and went to food heaven! Everything sounds so good, nice food porn shots too. Definitely on my list to try soon. Thanks!
3 years, 8 months ago on Dinner at Bernini
The long lines make the event unpleasant. I thought the lines were bad the 1st time but definitely worse the 2nd time. Maybe the trucks need to set up earlier and start cooking prior to the start time. After an hour it seems they are unable to catch up. Waiting 1.5 hrs for one frozen hot chocolate is ridiculous! Also not enough seating to rest in between standing in lines. HELP!
3 years, 8 months ago on Got a question about Eat the Street?
@nonstopmari I was telling a friend about your durian fetish and she said while she was in Singapore the trains had large signs with a large red "No" symbol (circle with line through it) on a pic of a durian! LOL
3 years, 10 months ago on My lovely durian: The reveal
Oh, now I get it. I was looking at your twitter posting and thought you were talking about a rug. But it seemed like you were eating it so I was confused. Seems like everyone enjoyed it, but I will pass as it sounds like it smells as bad as natto!
M&M reviews are one of my favs! You two are like a eating comedy team. Was this a tweet up? I need to come to one of these and see you two in action.
Photo #2 looks like @Melissa808 had too much to drink out of the flask she's holiding! LOL I try not to dine much in flourescent lighting either but the food looks yummy. Maybe a take out of suvlaki and hummusi then head to the beach for a nice relaxing meal. I can't wait for the next review. ~ Mahalo!
3 years, 11 months ago on M&M eats: Mary’s Kitchen
Everything looks delish and must try! Thanks for the new find.
3 years, 11 months ago on New eats: Yogurstory
Akemashite omedeto!I just ate a 16 course mochi meal with my eyes! I would have loved to have been there to try everything.Aw I want to eat mochi now. I still haven't had any for the new year. Fried with butter, mmm.
3 years, 11 months ago on Best mochi dishes
Yes. I've noticed it too but didn't want to say it. As a consumer, if you don't have a lot of money you kinda wanna make sure you spend it on something you like. I'm up for an adventure but need the basic ingredients to be some of my favs. Ok, I'll say it. Asian and Taco trucks use small chopped up ingredients making it affordable to keep prices low. It's more a matter of who makes good sauce!
4 years ago on Help! Stuck in a big food rut
Wow! There were a lot of peeps there. I'm bummed that I missed it but at least @nonstopmari didn't! Thanks for the especially fun video! It's nice to know that Ming Tsai is funny nice guy and a good chef.
4 years, 1 month ago on Did this: Ming Tsai @ Macy’s
@nonstopmari @badcat808 @Nanigurl w00t! I am penciling it in now. Thanks!
And yes pc #20 says it all!
4 years, 1 month ago on Did this: Dessert Fantasy
If this was my last meal I'd die happy. Wish I could have been there if I wasn't so sick and can't taste anything right now.
From my past pie baking experience the apple tart is by far the most difficult to pull off. The worst thing is it could all just turn to mush in the end. But if that happens just throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it and all is forgiven!
That's ok Mari. Isn't it crazy that sometimes food is not always about how great it taste but the great memories you have from it. I guess food for thought is even more important than food for your tummy. I don't care what you like or don't like to eat, I'll still be your friend.
4 years, 1 month ago on Saimin: I get it
Wow @nonstopmari! You seem to have struck a reminiscent nerve for everyone. Who would have thought, saimin as therapy!
My family doesn't really care for noodles, I guess that's why I have no story. I've developed a taste for it on my own and love to cook it all kinds of ways.
4 years, 2 months ago on What is it about saimin?
Ha, ha! That's so funny because my friends and I stopped@eatgogi before going to the movies too. Luckily no garlic I guess.
I saw on my twitter feed that another taco truck has landed in Honolulu. When they are ready I'm sure they will be looking for you @nonstopmari.
4 years, 2 months ago on New eats: Gogi Korean Taco Truck
I don't really care for saimin either. It's one of my last choices on the menu when I go out to eat. Or it's my first choice if I feel sick. It's bland and the soup is just salty water. I don't like kamaboko either. I guess I was born to eat ramen!
It's been 6 days since my first@eatgogi experience and thought it was time to try it again. This time I took 2 more friends, actually I wanted to get my 2 free tacos from my twitpic!
I had the pork tacos, pork sliders and creamy kimchee fries. Same thing as last time so I could really compare it. First thing i noticed was that they had brought up the heat about 30% in the creamy kimchee sauce. A little spicy now but not overpowering so you could still taste everything else. Good improvement! But hey, what happened to those nice little cloves of pickled garlic?! My friends were looking forward to it since they saw my pics from the last time. Now that I saw @808marv had kimchee I think we got ripped off.
The group's overall review was still, good. I think the fries are working great with the sprinkling of mild crumbly cheese, kimchee sauce and topping of green onion which makes it seem more like baked potato fries. Yum! But we still miss the pickled garlic which makes it special. Bring this back pleez!! There was no change in the presentation or taste of the tacos or sliders other than hotter sauce. Both were as good as the last time.
I hear there's another taco truck coming in from L.A. so I will stop here for now, but keep 'em coming!
Waah! I'm jealous. I'd love to come along. Have fun and eat a lot of good stuff!
4 years, 2 months ago on California, here I come!
@harrycovair you were right about the lack of utensils. I'm glad it wasn't smothered in sauce so I didn't mind eating with my fingers. Extra napkins is still a must.
@nonstopmari I usually don't like a lot of sauce/dressing on my food so it's usually on the side if I can get it. Sometimes I think lots of sauce may be used as "cover." Pure is good.
I guess the food is still evolving so we must keep trying it.
Ok @nonstopmari you did it again. You made me hungry for@eatgogi and I had to go try it. I've been following the L.A. Taco trucks for the past 2 years so my dreams have kinda come true. I don't have to go to L.A.!
@macgeek808 and I were hungry so we ordered up the Spicy Pork Taco, Pork Sliders. The lovely order taker talked us into an order of Creamy Kim Chee Fries. Sure, why not. I was chicken so I had them put the sauce on the side. The wait was not that long. It was a cool evening and everyone seemed to be in a good mood.
The moment arrived, where to start? The Spicy Pork Taco was the first up. Nicely balanced with crunchy cabbage, tasty grilled pork and sauce that was not over powering. The only downer was that the soft taco wrap did not hold up well and in no time was like a wet piece of cardboard. It wasn't very spicy at all. Did I miss the salsa bar?
Pork Sliders were up next. Ah yes, yummy pieces of bbq grilled pork with crunchy cabbage on a nicely grilled sweet bread roll. All the textures and flavors were wonderful and very satisfying. Strange, but again no heat. Not that I love spicy but I figured Korean + Mexican = FIRE.
My unexpected fav was the Creamy Kim Chee Fries. I was kinda glad that I had the sauce on the side as I like my fries nice and crispy on the outside with soft and fluffy centers. They came out perfect and not greasy! It was dusted with some kind of mild cheese. I'm not sure how this helps the fries but sure made it look nice. The pickled garlic was a nice touch. Crunchy with a hint of garlic flavor. It reminded me of my aunties pickled onions!
Just writing about it is making me want to go back for more. Thanks again @nonstopmari. Keep up the good foodie finds!
Love the secret menu tastes. Especially the PB Brain Freeze!!!
4 years, 2 months ago on Party pics: Tweetup at Blue Hawaii Lifestyle
I know you are rating cooked, prepared ramen but if you are on a budget but don't want to give up that ramen shop flavor I go to Nijiya Market. They have fresh noodles with their special dashi sauces that are the best I've ever had from a packaged dashi. $3.00 get's you 2 bundles of noodles, you need to cook yourself, then add the dashi to hot water. I was addicted to Goma Tei tan tan at one time but the Nijiya version of tan tan is better. Stronger and more flavorful dashi. Sooo good!
4 years, 2 months ago on Who makes the best ramen?
Oh no. You just made me hungry for some kombu maki and sweet potato crumble! I am right with you on your memories of Honda delicatessen and the frozen juice can! So fun to reminisce. Thanks for the great reviews, I know what I'm doing this weekend now. ;)
4 years, 3 months ago on Fave okazuya finds
Oh no Catagnola's is in a cursed location. Nothing lasts there! (wave ti leaves)
4 years, 3 months ago on We’re on it
Hi Melis! Wow. I haven't been to Mavro's in a while.Maybe I need to go try again soon since everything looked so Marvo-lous!
4 years, 3 months ago on Tweeting up with Chef Mavro
Hi Mari! Good to see you busy at work again. I love the new pizza find. Thanks for checking this out. Gotta try it now.