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Sunday, August 28, 2016

AHI & VEGETABLE

AHI & VEGETABLE
1210 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI  96817
808-845-3500
HOURS: Daily 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Did not really know what to expect going into Ahi & Vegetable.  Kind of an odd name but I would think that I could get some Ahi and Vegetables here.  And I did.  I went for the namesake Ahi and Vegetable Plate ($10) and was not disappointed.  The cubed Ahi was incredibly fresh and served with fresh greens with a home made dressing.  The freshness of the Ahi made this dish.  So good and there was plenty in the salad.  Really enjoyed this quick lunch and cannot wait to go back.  My co-worker enjoyed the Spicy Ahi Vegetable ($10) with a nice portion of spiced and diced Ahi on top of the same salad as I enjoyed.  For my first visit to Ahi & Vegetable I was impressed.  Good fresh food fast and delicious.

AHI AND VEGETABLE IN KALIHI
INDOOR DINING
YOU GUESSED IT - AHI AND VEGETABLES
$1.00 MORE AND YOU GET MISO SOUP AND RICE WITH YOUR MEAL
SEAFOOD BOWLS AND SUSHI
POKE AND SEAFOOD TO GO
SPICY AHI VEGETABLE
AHI VEGETABLE

Friday, August 19, 2016

BUFFALO CHICKEN STRIPS - PRESSURE COOKER RECIPE

BUFFALO CHICKEN STRIPS
PRESSURE COOKER RECIPE

After seeing the tens of thousands of page views my pressure cooker recipes receive, I decided to go back to my Bob Warden's Great Food Fast Cookbook and try another one.  This Buffalo Chicken Strips recipe is easy and delivers some great tasting chicken.  I added a lot more hot sauce than the recipe calls for to kick up the heat level.  Was very happy that the chicken remained moist but the flour clumped up a bit.  
Highly recommend the Bob Warden cookbook which you can purchase online;

BUFFALO CHICKEN STRIPS AS SHOWN IN THE BOB WARDEN COOKBOOK
SIMPLE RECIPE WITH BASIC PANTRY INGREDIENTS
FLOUR SEASONED WITH LOTS OF SALT AND PEPPER
BONELESS-SKINLESS CHICKEN STRIPS
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE THE MEAL
MELT 6 TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER IN PRESSURE COOKER
COAT CHICKEN STRIPS IN SEASONED FLOUR
CHICKEN IS READY TO GO INTO THE POT
BROWN CHICKEN ON BOTH SIDES IN BUTTER
BOTH SIDES OF CHICKEN BROWNED AND READY TO GO
ADD THE HOT SAUCE
PRESSURE COOK ON HIGH SETTING FOR 6 MINUTES
RELEASE THE PRESSURE AND STEAM
CHICKEN IS FINISHED COOKING
ADD THE CORNSTARCH AND WATER MIXTURE AND STIR - LET THICKEN 
THE CHICKEN IS FINISHED
SERVED WITH CELERY AND RANCH DRESSING



BURGER KING WHOPPERRITO

BURGER KING WHOPPERRITO
SOMEWHERE IN HONOLULU

As soon as I read about Burger King coming out with a Whopperrito I was craving one.  Had to try this burger burrito as it looked so good in photos and on the commercial.  First off I was surprised that the contents was mostly lettuce and the burrito was very light in weight.  Thought I was getting a big old Whopper Burger in a burrito.  I did not like the Whopperrito at all.  The flavor was just not there and it was not satisfying.  I would much rather have the regular Whopper Burger.

BURGER KING WHOPPERRITO
A WHOPPER IN A FLOUR TORTILLA
LOTS OF LETTUCE
KIND OF LIGHT ON THE INGREDIENTS
WHAT.....NO ONIONS!
DID HAVE A PICKLE


Sunday, August 14, 2016

FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES

FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES
TOWN CENTER OF MILILANI
95-1249 MEHUEULA PARKWAY
MILILANI, HI  96789
808-312-3407
HOURS:  Daily 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Finally made the drive out to Mililani to check out the new Five Guys Burgers and Fries that opened in the Town Center of Mililani.  I have been to several Five Guys on the mainland and always come to the conclusion that I prefer an In n' Out Burger over Five Guys.  After this visit, I may never eat at Five Guys again.  In my burger world, In n' Out is KING!  We waited around 40 minutes to get our burgers which cost $10.39 each at Mililani.  Half the time waiting in line and then half the time waiting for the food.  Our number was 43 and they were calling numbers in the low twenties after we paid.  Took forever but you can eat unlimited Salted Peanuts while standing in line.  Don't worry about the shells, they go right on the floor.  After a few bowls of Peanuts, we finally got our Burgers and Fries which are placed in a brown paper bag.  The Fries are in a paper cup and they overflow a bunch into the bag with the aluminum foil covered Burgers.  I ordered my Burger with "everything" less they mayo so it included Lettuce, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms, Ketchup and Mustard.  I added Jalapeños for some kick.  This $10.39 Burger was big with two patties of beef.  The Lettuce was chopped up in small pieces which I did not like.  Also don't like that the onions are cut up into small pieces too.  I like a nice slice of Onion and Lettuce leaves that cover the entire bun. One of our Burgers ordered with Lettuce did not have any Lettuce on it at all.  There were only a few Jalapeños on the Burger and I really did not taste them.  The Burger was kind of a mess and you could not taste the individual components like you can with an In n' Out Burger.  Also surprised that there were two beef patties.  I guess the Little Burger is a single pattie.  The French Fries ($5.69) were crunchy and pretty tasty.  You can order them with Spicy Cajun Seasoning on the Fries or on the side.  I tried the seasoning on the side but found it did not really compliment the potatoes.  All in all the burger was good but for $10.39, I would rather have 4 In n' Out Burgers.
Click links below for previous posts on Five Guys;

FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES FINALLY IN HAWAII
WAITED IN LINE A LONG TIME FOR OUR $10.39 BURGER
SMALL INDOOR SEATING AREA AND A FEW OUTDOOR TABLES ON THE PATIO
FRESH CUT POTATOES COOKED IN 100% PEANUT OIL
COMPLIMENTARY SALTED PEANUTS WHILE YOU ARE AT FIVE GUYS
SACKS OF POTATOES SEPARATE THE LINES
ORDER AT THE COUNTER WHERE THERE ARE TWO CASH REGISTERS
ORDER HERE
FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES MILILANI MENU
THE BURGER ASSEMBLY LINE IS IMPRESSIVE
HOW THEY KEEP TRACK IS AMAZING
THE GUYS AND GALS HERE WERE WORKING HARD BUT IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET OUR BURGERS
BURGERS AND FRIES COME IN A BROWN BAG
CHEESEBURGER WITH EVERYTHING PLUS JALAPEÑOS
THE FIVE GUYS BURGER IS KIND OF A MESS COMPARED TO AN IN N' OUT BURGER
TWO BEEF PATTIES
CHEESEBURGER
FIVE GUYS FRENCH FRIES
SIDE OF SPICY CAJUN SEASONING FOR FRIES