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, 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


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

May 15, 2011


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