Monday, August 01, 2011

hawaii re-visits

Last year I wrote about having lunch with Nate at Lam's Garden.

Yesterday, we met up at Lam's Garden and he brought his cute grand-daughter along too.

We again ordered the minute chicken with cake good. Cake noodle is something I don't see often in Japan, so good!

Stuffed bittermelon, Nate's favorite...these bittermelons were...bitter! but very tasty, though I think I like Nate's recipe for stuffed bittermelon better.

Ika (squid) with sin choi (pickled mustard cabbage). This was my first time trying this but I really liked it.

The squid was chewy and the sin choi had a sweet sour flavor, really tasty.

It was nice to catch-up with Nate and to meet his grand-daughter.

Thanks for lunch Nate!


Anonymous said...

Stuffed bitter melons...Sounds good to me (something like stuffed peppers which I prepare). I have never eaten bitter melons. :(


K and S said...

lot of people I know don't like bittermelon because of the bitterness, Sandy, I hope you get to try some soon!

Take care.

jalna said...

I love cake noodle! Ika with sin choi looks interesting. Looks like I missed a great meal . . . and great company.

K and S said...

next time Jalna :)

Take care.

OkiHwn said...

Was good seeing you again, really would like to have Satoshi there too to eat!

By the way we call the sin choi dish - Sin Choi Chow Yau Nyee. That's sin choi sit-fried with squid.

Kathy YL Chan said...

Mmm I love cake noodles!! They always seem to taste better in Hawai'i than anywhere else ^_^

Japan Australia said...

The food looks so good in Hawaii and makes me want to visit :)

Japan Australia

Deb in Hawaii said...

One of these days I am going to have to eat there. ;-)

K and S said...

next time with Satoshi Nate!

I'm jealous you can get cake noodle in NYC Kathy!

You should come J-A!

I hope you do Deb in Hawaii!

Take care everyone!

Rowena said...

I tried to take a closer look at the cake noodle cake noodle is like korean rice cakes? Tubular in shape, about 1.5 to 2 inches long? I've seen those, plus the dried oval-shaped ones (like a sort of rice pasta but thicker), and then I remember seeing a real cake/slab-type of rice where I guess you would slice pieces off for flat, short noodles. This is interesting.

K and S said...

If I'm not mistaken Rowena, cake noodle are noodles that are deep fried then cut into frying an s&s saimin then cutting it into squares. They aren't like mochi (rice cake).

Take care.

K and S said...

p.s. Rowena, here is a recipe if you'd like to make your own cake noodles.