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.
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.
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.
Pearlridge Center Downtown
98-1008 Moanalua Road
98-1005 Moanalua Rd
94-861 Farrington Highway