Tuesday, August 03, 2010

hawaii eats

The last time my brother and I were in Hawaii together was maybe 3 years ago?!

My brother has been in town for the last week and it has been "eat everything on his crave list" plus stuff my mom wants him to try.

One place in particular was Kanpai Bar & Grill. We tried this place last year and loved the food.

My dad didn't get to try it when we went last year, so we were glad he came with us this time.

This time around we ordered the kalbi shortribs, caesar salad, spicy garlic chicken and fried rice (with 2 eggs).

The kalbi was a little too salty for me, but had a lot of flavor.

I also like the wedge-style caesar salad...the garlicky dressing was nice too.

The spicy garlic chicken and fried rice was just as I remembered it...delicious!

After lunch, mom wanted some dessert, so we hunted out some Ono Pops at Marukai Ward.

They have some unique flavors.

I tried the Dark Chocolate w/Chinese 5-spice--70% chocolate and 5-spice...tasted like an adult version Fudgesicle.

My brother chose the Kona Latte--it was like a nicely sweetened coffee drink.

Mom and Dad chose the Kula Strawberry with Maui Goat Cheese---tart and refreshing.

It was a great lunch and even though my brother's visit was short, I hope he enjoyed his visit home, it was nice seeing him.

13 comments:

Jude said...

More yumminess - and I love that you referred to the "crave list"! That's so what it is :)

K and S said...

Yes indeedy Jude :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - You sure are making the most of this trip!

Rowena... said...

3 years? That is a long time not to have seen your sibling. Nice to read that you all were together for a yummy lunch!

Mikuru Hirai said...

Wow! Those are definitely unique flavors!

K and S said...

I always try Kirk :)

Thanks Rowena, his stay was a little too short!

unique indeed Mikuru:)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Pocky said...

Ahh ok! I was wondering from your tweets what Ono Pops were.
Ooh! Garlicky salad dressing sounds so good.

K and S said...

I should have uploaded some photos when I tweeted Pocky.

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Aren't the OnoPops good?! I have tried a bunch and I think my favorite is still the Mango Habanero. ;-)
Glad you had a nice time with your brother.

jalna said...

Ono Pops?? I hope I remember to check it out the next time I'm in the area.

K and S said...

Too bad they didn't have that flavor Debinhawaii, it does sound really good!

Hope you like them Jalna :)

Take care you two.
Kat

K said...

Mmmmmm short ribs- my favorite at Korean BBQ restaurants!

K and S said...

Mine too K, except the Yakiniku we have in Japan don't serve too them with the rib bones :(

Take care.
Kat