Monday, October 31, 2011

Ono Kim Chi


Ono Kim Chi, Makiki — Didn't have time to stop in to my favorite bakery/kim chi joint, but took a quick photo while sitting at the red light nearby. Specials? This place is so underrated. I'll post photos from earlier this year and you'll see what I mean. (Oct 29 2011)

Zippy's


Zippy's, McCully — Rarely do I voyage indoors at Zippy's, especially if I'm eating alone. But the comfort of a nice booth, air conditioning and quiet was too appealing. I paid my $3 something for this little Orange Bang. Three slurps and gone. (Oct 29 2011)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Concession stands: McKinley High School

This is not the norm, but it's food. Tasty, sweet, decadent food at the state volleyball tournament, McKinley Student Council Gym. (Why such a long name for a gym? There's a cool story behind it.)

This is the vanilla ice cream with Oreo cookie crumbs and chocolate syrup. For $2, you can't beat the deal. Most high school concession stands have cheap food. GOOD cheap food. Unlike Aloha Stadium, where it's $5.75 for a slice of pizza and almost $4 for a soda.

W&M Bar-B-Q Burger

I've got a lot (choke) of photos still on deck from that past year or so. But here's something fresh. Can't ignore W&M, which stands right next to City Mill, which I frequent regularly. The hamburger deluxe with fries is always a winner and the price is always right. Less than $4 for the burger.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bangkok Chef

Yup. Good ol' Bangkok Chef. For dessert. Say what? Yep, those jello-ey desserts are fun to eat. Some more than others.

May 19, 2011


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Manoa shop is where I like to hang out every now and then, propped up on a leather couch in air-conditioned coolness, devouring a blueberry bar or their cheesy pasta dishes. The fact that they'll warm up or toast anything for you makes CBTL special, specialer than that big name-brand chain across the street.

Oh. I like the hot green tea, too.

May 18, 2011


Golden Duck

I hadn't been to Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant in years. Decades maybe. But there were a few dishes that I regret not having all that time. One was the salt and pepper chicken wings. It is more than just salt and pepper, though. The garlic and chili combined as a sauce or topping taste incredibly addictive.

The lamb dish, the walnut shrimp, the oyster sauce chicken ... all good. Very good. But I could eat the salt and pepper chicken wings every day.

May 17, 2011













Yogurtland

Another visit to the Land of Yog. It's sometimes magical, sometimes cooling, but always satisfying. Especially after a hot afternoon.

May 15, 2011






Ezogiku

Back to Ezogiku in Mo‘ili‘ili. This time, something different: seafood ankake on cake noodle instead of udon.

May 15, 2011




I try not to compare, but with gyoza, I can't stop myself. Taiyo has the best by far. Best texture. Lots of garlic. Best condiments. Everyone else has OK gyoza. Nothing wrong with that.

L&L Drive Inn

The Liliha location is the original L&L, from what I read. I don't get there much, so I don't know what their best dish is. I had a mahimahi deluxe and fries on this occasion. Can't remember where I was headed on this day, but I guess I'll always know what I had at 2:46 p.m.

May 13, 2011





Ono Kimchi

Restaurant? Not really, though they serve up some good dishes. Kimchi store? Sure, they sell some. But did you know this Keeaumoku Street hole-in-the-wall (near Cartwright Field) is actually a fine bakery? Oh, you should see the treats they make. No, you should taste them!

I ordered the fried (?) tofu. So good. And the vegetable pancake. Nice. And walnut brownie. Massive.

May 11, 2011