Friday, October 23, 2009


I first heard about Goteborg Sausage from the way, my 2nd cousin George was also featured in Pomai's post; cooking this sausage on his local cooking show, "George Yoshida's Kitchen"...

On a recent trip to Tanioka's, after taking my grandma to her physical therapy, I bought the fish patty bento for my dad...US$4.40+tax.

The line moves fast and there are lots of people waiting, so you gotta decide quickly.

I spotted this Goteborg Sausage musubi US$1.50+tax (I think)....I loved this peppery sausage--kind of like salami, kind of like portuguese sausage, but really peppery.

I also grabbed their Mochiko chicken musubi US$, if you want a musubi with umph! this is it. A thick boneless piece of mochiko chicken thigh sitting up on top of a lot of rice. Very moist and flavorful, definitely worth the $2.25!

As I was standing in line, I heard the woman behind me ask for lumpia US$1+tax (I think) when the cashier asked me, "anything else?" I asked for a lumpia too. By the time I got home, the middle of the lumpia was soggy, but the ends were still really crisp.

All in all, a really great lunch for just under US$5 per person.


jalna said...

I followed your link to Pomai's post on the Goteborg sausage. From the comments looks like it can be found at Marukai. I'll ask Wendell to go check it out. I think he's going there today. Thanks for the tip!

K and S said...

whoo hoo Jalna, I hope you and Wendell like it :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

If you have a lumpia craving and you're in town early, try Tanabe's lumpia. I had given up on finding crisp, delicious lumpia not swimming in oil in a store when I spotted the last remaining chicken lumpia (there's pork, too, but they sell out really fast). It was still crispy by the time I got it home, too! They also have croquette with spam, which I've never gotten there early enough to buy. I think there's also a kalbi tent outside on Fridays.

Anonymous said...

yes, they have that sausage at marukais (dillingham) and at times

its a whole lotta sausage.


Anonymous said...

FYI you can also get Goteborg Musubi (I think they call them UFO's)from Paina Cafe at Ward Center. The rest of the food is good, too.

Alan from Makiki

Tamakikat said...

Hi there Kat,

another beautiful morning here in Kyoto-high of 23 C expected. How is the weather near you?

Hope this finds you and your family well.

How's your grandmother doing with the cane? Is she getting used to it? Is she sleeping on her own now?

Glad to hear that you're sharing the caring for her with other family members so you can have some 'free' time.

As always reading your posts I'm impressed by your knowledge of the different languages used in Hawaii-though I'm not surprised a lot of them featured here are to do with food:)

My new word to take on board today is 'lumpia'.

Look forward to the posts coming up.

Take care.

Best wishes to your grandmother.


K and S said...

ooh that sounds delish Anon, thanks for the tip!

thanks for the reconfirmation of Marukai, Anon :)

Paina Cafe, will make note, thanks Alan :)

TK, the weather is 31C/24C but with the humidity feels like 33C...lumpia is a filipino dish that is similar to spring rolls...wish I was in 23C weather, it is summer all over again here. grandma is doing fine, she has totally forgotten about her cane.

Take care everyone.

KirkK said...

My goodness Mochiko Chicken Musubi.... just the thought makes my stomach growl...

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like you got some yummy things--well worth standing in line!

Deb said...

feeling homesick!!!!!!

my aunty jane made the best mochiko chicken wings.....i have the recipe somewhere, must try it soon.

K and S said...

The line moves pretty quick Debinhawaii, the parking is kinda tight, but worth it :)

Sorry Deb!! hope you get some mochiko chicken soon, super easy to make!

Take care you two.

K and S said...

sorry I missed your comment Kirk, I hope you get some mochiko chicken soon, too :)

Take care and hope you feel better soon.