Saturday, August 08, 2015

foodie thursday

aloha salads' curried quinoa Yesterday, I got a chance to meet up with Sheri and her family, they are here on vacation.

We met up at Pearlridge. It had been ages since I've eaten at Phase 2, which is now called "Downtown".

Aloha Salads rather recently opened up a new location there.

I tried their curried quinoa salad...mixed greens, quinoa, mango, carrots, edamame, bean sprouts, avocado, cranberries, almonds, curried pineapple vinaigrette.

Minus the "frozen" mango, I loved this salad.

milk tea with tapioca from bobacha We also had bubble tea from Boba Cha.

After lunch we walked around and even rode the monorail. It is still running and now a $1 to ride one-way.

deep fried bao & zucchini bread from Sheri(thank you!) Sheri was kind to give me these deep fried manapua (buns) from Honolulu Kitchen in Waipahu. (red dot = strawberry, green dot = custard and red circle = lilikoi (passion fruit))

All the fillings were cream type.

I had them this morning after toasting them. The outside has a nice crisp crust and the insides stay soft (kind of like a malasada but without the sugar on the outside and a little more dense).

My favorite was the custard and I wouldn't mind trying their savory types. (thank you!)

Her mom also gave me this zucchini bread (thank you!)

It was a great day filled with lots of talking, walking and eating.

Thanks for a great day Sheri, it was nice to meet your mom and visit with you and your family!

I hope we can hang out again soon.

Aloha Salads
Pearlridge Center Downtown
98-1008 Moanalua Road
Aiea, Hawaii
Phone: 808.484.7811

Boba Cha
Pearlridge Downtown
98-1005 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, Hawaii
Phone: 808.484.1015

Honolulu Kitchen
94-861 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, Hawaii
Hours: 7:00-20:00


jalna said...

Mich just told me about Honolulu Kitchen. I haven't tried it yet. You beat me. So fast you're up to speed with the new haps here.

K and S said...

I hope you get to try them Jalna, I want to know what you think :)

Take care.

K said...

I love that the buns were all marked!

K and S said...

me too K!

Take care:)