Tuesday, January 04, 2011

odds & ends

Some random things...Some bon-bons Satoshi received while staying at the Halekulani.

Top: mai tai liqueur, caramel sea salt (though I think they mixed up the two fillings)
Bottom: rose, coconut


Found some Vosges' at Whole Foods. Can't wait to try these.

The one with the organic mushrooms sounded particularly intriguing. (UPDATE: the organic mushroom is a bit grainy kinda disappointing.

The Marzipan Bar is a little on the soft side but had a nice almond flavor.

The Bapchi Caramel Toffee Bar is nice with a salty-sweet combo, probably my favorite out of these three.)

Duff Energy Drink. Didn't try this but saw it and thought of Rowena.

While waiting outside of Matsugen for soba, saw this sticker...

I think we all need to do this in 2011, don't you?

Matsugen's Seiro Soba, $8-something.

A little pricey but in Waikiki expect to pay.

The Hawaiian omlette at Cheeseburger Beachwalk.

I should've known there would be pineapple in there (grr!)...my eyes were only fixed on the portuguese sausage that was listed in the omlette...$9-something.

Satoshi had their loco moco....$11.95 (3 eggs, 1 whopping hamburger patty, lots of gravy...I think they needed more onions).

"how was it?"...I'd say it was good, he licked the bowl clean.

Yogurtland...now has popping li hing mui...by itself is okay.

Their pistachio yogurt is blah!

1/2 of a grilled steak wrap from Aloha Salads...grilled steak, grilled mushrooms, onions, melted provolone, sun-dried tomatoes, romaine with their Goddess dressing on a pita...yum!

1/2 of a curried chicken wrap, also from Aloha Salads...curried chicken salad, mango chutney, dried cranberries, julienned carrots, shredded coconut, red grapes and romaine on a pita.

I think they could have made the curry flavor a little stronger, but this was also yum!

It's a new year, what have you been eating?

Matsugen UPDATE: this shop is closed
255 Beachwalk
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.926.0255

Cheeseburger Beachwalk
226 Lewers, 2nd floor
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.924.5034


KirkK said...

I had to crack up when I saw the Vosages.... I bought a bunch for the Missus when I was in Chicago. I also bought a bunch of the Chocolate Covered Bacon... which my friends seemed to like.

K and S said...

love the bacon one w/ dark chocolate, Kirk :)

Take care.

Rowena... said...

I like that "how was it?" plate! And I've never seen the Duff Energy although I did come across the beer again...this time cheaper by 1€ less (from 3€ the last time). The novelty must've worn off? I've been on a diet...really, I amaze myself sometimes...must be the weatha'!

Samurai Shonan said...

I like your page and the picts are great. Kimchee Potato salad is a definite hit.

Patzie said...

i got a friend who keep telling me about how great locomoco is. I wanna try!

all the yummy food!

K and S said...

there is a homer car that I spotted here that I am dying to get a photo of Rowena :)

thanks SS!

hope you get to try loco moco Patzie :)

Take care everyone.

Japan-Australia said...

Great pictures and I love the Duff Energy Drink. I have never seen this before. Where did you find it?

chandlerguera said...

I had glittery cupcakes for my birthday from the Cupcakery in Las Vegas! Paella for my birthday dinner at Beso.

K and S said...

At a place called Price Busters, J-A.

ooh that sounds so nice Chandlerguera :)

Take care you two.

K said...

OMG LOVE that bowl- I'd use it all the time, haha!

Kathy YL Chan said...

I've always wanted to stay at Halekulani, the rooms must be beautiful! Have you tried the afternoon tea at Orchids inside the Halekulani (downstairs from La Mer)...a perfect afternoon escape! :)

K and S said...

yeah it would be cool to use it all the time K :)

very luxurious rooms Kathy, I really want to try their Afternoon Tea next trip home! :)

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I didn't notice they got the new Vosges bars in at WF. I could be in trouble now! ;-)

K and S said...

he he hope you enjoy them Deb in Hawaii!

Take care.

Su-Lin said...

I like the Vosges chocolate bacon bar! And mmmm..... loco moco...

K and S said...

have you tried the dark bacon bar Su-Lin, I highly recommend it :)

take care.