Today, Mom, Dad and Grandma had an appointment in town, so after they were through, we went to Panya at the Ala Moana Shopping Center for lunch.
I remember when Panya had a shop in the McCully Shopping Center. That was many, many moons ago.
Since then, they've gone a bit upscale and now serve foods and even have a bar.
I loved the bakery themed lighting.
I ordered the Vegetarian sandwich with a side order of fries. (US $12.45) Actually, I wasn't prepared for the amount of fries. Wow, they sure give a lot, and with ketchup too. In Japan, you would probably get 10 fries (well, that's what happens at MOS burger, yes I counted).
My poor Dad, he ordered the cup of soup with his sandwich. The cup of soup was placed inside of this bigger bowl.
Then he was given this HUGE spoon. It looked almost as big as a serving spoon (well, the size of serving spoon we have at home).
Then when he asked for a smaller spoon, he got a demi-tasse or a spoon that we have in Japan for ice cream.
He had the hardest time drinking his soup with the teeny spoon and couldn't pick up the cup to drink from it because it was inside of the bigger bowl.
Well, we tried the place, but I don't think we'll be back.