Tuesday, June 25, 2013


DSC04127 Met up with blog friend, Genki Tummy. She recently moved back to Hawaii and wondered if I would be interested in meeting up.

We met at Mamaya, I think this shop recently opened in the Pearl Kai Shopping Center.

It is an okazuya/sozaiya type place which you can purchase pre-made bento or "make your own".

Similar to Japan, The "make your own" is weighed after you fill up your container of choice. But, is $7.75 per pound, so if you think your eyes may be bigger than your stomach, I would suggest going the pre-made route.

Genki and I had their mini poke bowls...each $5.75 + tax (this is something that Japan should start serving!).

She had the spicy ahi (yellow fin tuna) while I had the shoyu ahi (they also have an oyster sauce ahi poke). I thought these mini bowls were the perfect serving size, though Satoshi would probably disagree.

I had a nice time chatting with her and the poke bowl was delicious. (Oh, and you can choose multi-grain or white rice, I chose multi-grain and was impressed that there is no extra charge for the multi-grain rice...whoo!)

DSC04130 Genki was kind enough to share with us some Passion Fruit Jelly and Nisshodo mochi.

Besides sweet bean paste, did you know that Nisshodo has fillings like coconut & peanut butter? I didn't...so yummy!

It was so nice to put a face to the blog, and I hope she had a nice time too.

Thanks again Genki!


K said...

What a nice meetup, that bowl looks delicious!

K and S said...

it was great K :)

Take care.

Dayna Kimura said...

I'll probably check that place out next time I'm on that side!

If you're ever in Kailua area, I recommend Hibachi. They have really good variety of poke.

K and S said...

Thanks Dayna, will keep that in mind the next time I go that way :)

Take care.

Lauren said...

It was nice meeting up with you Kat! I had a great time. We will have to do it again some time!

Rowena... said...

Great that you got to meet and I am envious of the food! Hope you'll be able to check out Dayna's suggestion too.

KirkK said...

Man, that looks good Kat!

K and S said...

Definitely Lauren :)

me too Rowena :)

Thanks Kirk :)

Take care everyone.