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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

OPAKAPAKA WITH PAPAYA SALSA

OPAKAPAKA WITH PAPAYA SALSA
DINNER AT HOME

Picked up a whole fresh Opakapaka for around $20 and turned it into a great dinner for the family.  After a quick filet, we cooked the head and body in a little oil until crispy.  Set this aside and picked off the meat as a little appetizer.  It was really good but you had to watch out for the bones.  The Opakapaka filets were cooked in a little bit of Olive Oil until the outer skin was crispy.  The flipped a put a quick sear on the other side.  Added Salt, Pepper and some fresh Lemon juice and that was it.  Served with a fresh Papaya Salsa with Tomato, Onion, Cilantro and Papaya.  Messed up the presentation a bit but this was a good fresh healthy meal that the entire family loved.

WHOLE OPAKAPAKA WAS $20
CUT OUT SOME NICE FILETS
COOKED THE OTHER PARTS IN OIL UNTIL CRISPY
EVEN COOKED UP THE HEAD
THIS WAS DELICIOUS TO SNACK ON
FILETS WENT INTO SOME OIL WITH THE SKIN SIDE DOWN
COOKED UNTIL CRIPSY AND BROWN 
COOKED PERFECTLY
OPAKAPAKA WITH PAYAYA SALSA


FETE

FETE
2 N. HOTEL STREET
HONOLULU, HI  96817
808-369-1390
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
                 Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM / Closed Sunday

After a one visit lunch visit to Fete, I already want to go back.  Really liked the food here and for a very busy lunch crowd the service was very efficient with the food coming out quickly.  We started with the Chicken Liver Mousse ($15) served with Country Bread and Pickled Okra.  The Chicken Liver was excellent and the bread was perfect for spreading it on.  Liked the flavor and texture.  The Pickled Okra was crunchy and went well with the dish.  Next up were the Deviled Eggs ($6) with Smoked Trout Roe.  These were good but all I could imagine while eating them is that I used to use Trout Roe for fish bait when I was a kid fishing in the High Sierras in California.  Other than that memory, the Deviled Eggs were delicious.  There was a Daily Special of Green Papaya with Avocado and Crab.  Sounded delicious so we ordered it.  It was delicious but the presentation could have been better.  Instead of showcasing the Crab which was great, they covered it up with a thin round piece of Green Papaya.  Shredded Green Papaya would have been better with the Crab on top I thought.  Last up was the Linguine Carbonara ($18) with Slab Bacon and Portuguese Sausage.  There was way too much cheese in this dish for me and the Bacon and Sausage were pretty much non existent on my plate.  The waitress did split the portion for us so maybe most of the meat went to my friend.  This was a good dish but the amount of cheese just made it very filling and unsatisfying.  All in all this was a great meal and I really want to get back to Fete for lunch or dinner soon.  Great addition to the downtown restaurant scene for sure!

FETE IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU
FETE IS A SMALL DINING ROOOM AND BAR
FETE MENU (VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR A CLEARER VIEW)
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE SERVED WITH COUNTRY BREAD AND PICKLED OKRA
DEVILED EGGS WITH TROUT ROE
DELICIOUS DEVILED EGGS
GREEN PAPAYA WITH AVOCADO AND CRAB (CRAB IS HIDDEN UNDER THE GREEN PAPAYA) 
LINGUINE CARBONARA



Sunday, May 7, 2017

MID PACIFIC COUNTRY CLUB

MID PACIFIC COUNTRY CLUB
266 KAELEPULU DRIVE
KAILUA, HI  96734
808-262-8161
www.facebook.com/MidPacificCountryClub/

So blessed to live in Hawaii and spend a day golfing at the Mid Pacific Country Club.  Such a beautiful part of our Island and worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.  While my game was not on today, the weather, friends and course were unbelievable.  I took my time driving to the golf course taking the long away around the South Shore.  Grabbed a cup of coffee and stopped off at some of my favorite beaches and just took it all in.  What a great day in paradise!
If you are interested in joining Mid Pacific Country Club they have 26 memberships available for $495 per month.  No initiation fee.  No commitment and unlimited golf for your family.  This is the best deal for a great club and course.
Click links below for more posts on Mid Pacific Country Club;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2016/01/mid-pacific-country-club.html
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2013/06/mid-pacific-country-club.html

SANDY BEACH

MAKAPU BEACH
WAIMANALO BEACH
KAILUA BEACH
MID PACIFIC COUNTRY CLUB IN LANIKAI












GREAT FOOD IN THE CLUBHOUSE AFTER OUR ROUND
MISS HAWAII ALYSON CHU
U.S. OPEN GOLF CHAMPION SCOTT SIMPSON




Saturday, May 6, 2017

KAKAAKO FARMERS MARKET

KAKAAKO FARMERS MARKET
WARD WAREHOUSE
1240 ALA MOANA BLVD
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-388-9696
HOURS:  Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spent a little time cruising the Kakaako Farmers Market.  Enjoyed some Tacos and a Porchetta Sandwich along with a Kombucha Mango drink and a Honey Slush.  Nice selection of goods ranging from Baked Breads to Poi, Produce, Honey, Crepes, Pizza, Plants and more.

KAKAAKO FARMERS MARKET AT WARD WAREHOUSE
FOOD - MUSIC AND FUN IN KAKAAKO
FRESH BAKED GOODS
FRESH LOCAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCE
EAT - LIVE - LOVE LOCAL 
SANTA CRUZ TACOS
A LITTLE MEXICAN FOOD IN KAKAAKO
BRAISED BEEF CHEEKS TACO (RIGHT) - FISH TACO (LEFT)
BEEF CHEEKS TACO
FISH TACO
CARNE ASADA TACO
CARNE ASADA TACO KICKED UP WITH PICKLED ONIONS, PICO DE GALLO AND HOT SAUCE
CREPES
LIVE MUSIC
KOMBUCHA DRINKS
KIM CHI AND PICKLED BEETS WERE GOOD
SANDWICHES
PORCHETTA SANDWICH IN THE MAKING
READY FOR MY PORCHETTA SANDWICH


HONEY SLUSH