On our way to Waimea, we stopped off in Koloa for lunch.
Here was the menu for that day on the wall…
And some fresh poke in the case.
He chose the ahi with wasabi cream sauce.
And I went with the hamburger steak. Both came with rice, salad, and mac salad, I thought that was nice. I really enjoyed the grilled onions along with everything else on my plate!
July 3, 2011 2 Comments
After brunch at Hamura’s, we made our way around the island to Kilauea and the Kong Lung Center. Here we stopped by to check out Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza. I had been wanting to try the pizza so we shared the veggie slice above. I really enjoyed it and loved that they had artichoke hearts as a topping!
After that quick snack we continued driving around stopping at some beaches…
And did a little impromptu hand pole fishing on the side of the road.
We picked up some line, small hooks, and a couple shrimp at Foodland – then tied in on a stick I found at the beach (since we didn’t bring our poles with us)! It looked pretty funny but it worked!
Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza
2484 Keneke St
Kong Lung Center
Kilauea, HI 96754
April 7, 2011 2 Comments
Finally unloading some photos off my camera! The next several posts will be from a previous trip to Kauai. We weren’t there for too long, but had a fun time eating our way around the island. First stop after landing was lunch at Hamura’s.
Started off with the special saimin and a tasty bbq beef stick…
Then we finished it off sharing a slice of lilikoi chiffon pie, mmmm.
Hamura Saimin Stand
2956 Kress Street
Lihue, HI 96766
March 15, 2011 5 Comments
I’ve been enjoying the new renovated look of Highway Inn as well as some of their new dishes. Right after their renovation, I noticed a lot of new items offered as specials. The Ahi Sliders with chili aioli above started as one of those specials and has now made it on to the regular menu!
This next one is Mahi mahi with teriyaki sauce. It isn’t a new item, but one that we tried for the first time recently. I’m not really a mahi person, but this one was so good. It was super moist and juicy and the teriyaki sauce was great.
But my favorite will always be the Beef Stew combo…mmmm.
94-226 Leoku Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
October 16, 2010 No Comments
Last week after work we stopped by Off the Wall in Pearl Kai for lunch/dinner. I tried the San Diego Spicy Ahi Poke Don. This is ahi poke on furikake rice with spicy aioli and avocado slices. I loved this!!
He went for one of the daily specials. I think it was called ahi belly katsu. Very light and healthy with the toss salad. We also ordered a pupu sized Eggplant Miso, that besides eggplant also includes tofu and veggies. This is one of my vegetarian dishes. The other is the champuru with bittermelon and tofu.
If you are around the area at lunch time and want to try one of their donburis, here is a link to a coupon for $1.50 off. It’s good until 10/31/2010 http://www.offthewallhawaii.com/specials
September 13, 2010 No Comments
A couple weeks ago we were able to go to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner, Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas! I love this place, the sauces are so good, I’ve always enjoyed every appetizer, entree, and dessert that I’ve had here.
First up were two things to start off with. In the top photo is one of his specialties, Sizzlin’ Moi Carpaccio. Very delicious moi (Pacific Threadfin) with ginger, Hauula tomato, tofu, and truffled ponzu sauce.
We also had Hiroshi’s Tofu Salad. This included Mrs. Cheng’s tofu, Hauula tomatoes, kaiware sprouts, salmon skin, garlic and ginger chips, sakura shrimp and sesame soy dressing.
For one of our entrees we had the Steamed Onaga, which is a snapper. This had fresh grated Big island ginger, tomato concasse, choi sum & roasted garlic soy brown butter as a sauce. Delicious!!
We also had the Panko Crusted Mekajiki which is a broadbill swordfish. This came with roasted shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, fresh thyme, Thai basil & roasted garlic soy butter sauce. I also loved this, especially the shiitake mushrooms in the roasted garlic soy butter sauce, so good!
And since we were celebrating a birthday, we got the complimentary dessert above. An all around absolutely delicious meal!
For lots more photos from our previous dinner at Hiroshi’s, click here!
Address: 500 Ala Moana Blvd, Restaurant Row
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
July 30, 2010 6 Comments
Just recently we checked out the Kaneohe Farmer’s Market for the first time. The one we go to most often is Kailua, though my favorite is the KCC Farmer’s Market. It’s just that it’s really hard to get me up early on a Saturday morning for that one.
The Kaneohe farmer’s market is on Wednesdays starting at 3:00 pm inside of Windward Mall on the Macy’s side.
It’s was pretty crowded on the day we went and mostly produce, opposed to the Kailua and KCC farmer’s markets that have a nice selection of hot food items.
But still there was a nice selection of things to choose from.
For lunch I had pancit which I enjoyed…
We also picked up some kettle corn, lavosh, and cookies to bring home as snacks!
46-056 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744
3:00 pm -8:00pm
July 25, 2010 3 Comments
Hey guys and gals! For anyone wondering where I’ve been lately, it has to do with a new job last year and also working on another site called JapanDish.com. First I moved over my Japan related travel photos from this site and now I’m starting to add new posts from more recent trips.
But don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about this site! I actually have many photos in my camera just waiting to make it up here. Several days from now I should have some fun new things coming out here. Until then, if you are interested in Japan, check me out at JapanDish.com, thanks!
July 23, 2010 3 Comments
For a quiet moment during this busy holiday season…
Took this during an early morning fishing outing on the North Shore.
December 19, 2009 4 Comments
For the past couple of months we’ve been going to the Kailua Farmer’s Market on Thursday afternoons. I love the KCC Farmer’s Market…it’s just that it’s really hard for me to wake up early on Saturdays!
So this Kailua one is perfect. Lots of ono food, and at the very comfortable hour of 5:00 pm.
Take a look around…
Here’s just a small selection of some of the foods we’ve been eating…
Best taro sweet bread I’ve ever had!
Spanish Rice and Pastele
Sea Asparagus Vegetarian Bento
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Depending on the week different vendors are there, but we can always find something good to eat or snack on!
Location: Kailua Town, behind Long’s
Hours: Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (get there early for the best selection!)
December 3, 2009 10 Comments