Friday, August 17, 2012

mini garden express

DSC01759 Running late after an errand, we popped into Moanalua 99 to check out what things they had for lunch.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the place busy, see, the last time I had been to the area was in 2006 and it was dark, a lot of places weren't operating, quite scary, in fact.

After checking out most of the vendors, we chose Mini Garden Express' crispy gau gee noodle...$7.50 + tax.

I think this type of noodle is what they call "Hong Kong" style, it is on the thin side. I like it and the fact that they fry it up crisp for this dish too!

DSC01760 Another plus is that they pack the gau gee separately. But, their filling is kinda skimpy.

We want to check out some of the other places here, we'll be back!

Mini Garden Express
inside of Moanalua 99
1151 Mapunapuna
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.833.3828


Anonymous said...

Yeah; the noodles look like "Hong Kong Style" come you didn't order the noodles "Cake Noodle" style? Especially in Hawaii. I miss cake noodles -- a culinary mistake many years ago in Hawaii that should be made into a Chinese culinary standard everywhere.

K and S said...

I didn't know it was an option, Anon.

Take care.

Rowena... said...

Yum. After last night's heavy on the fried antipasti and meat dinner, I am so craving for vegs. I feel so weighed down!

K and S said...

this had quite a bit of veg, Rowena, but lots of noodles too :)

Take care.

The Squishy Monster said...

I'm salivating! Looks fabulous!

K said...

Oh yum, HK style noodles are so good!

K and S said...

Thanks Squishy Monster :)

They are K!

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I haven't been in the place since 99 Ranch Market moved out. I'll have to check it out on my next trip!

K and S said...

I hope you find something good to eat in there Kirk :)

Take care.

Kathy YL Chan said...

Ahh I always go Mini Garden whenever we stop by 99 tradition!! :)

K and S said...

can't wait to try out some of the other place in there, Kathy!

Take care.