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Sunday, March 29, 2020

GRILLED MONCHONG

 GRILLED MONCHONG
DINNER AT HOME

This simple and delicious fresh fish dinner was under $10 total for our family of three.  The super fresh Monchong has a mild flavor and needs a sauce.  I used some Lomi Salmon that we had in the refrigerator.  Usually make a white wine and butter sauce but my Wife and Daughter love Lomi Salmon and I wanted to use up what we had in the fridge.  Delicious!
Click link below to view more posts on Monchong;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2015/04/grilled-monchong-with-garlic-cream-sauce.html

GRILLED MONCHONG
FRESH MONCHONG

Saturday, March 28, 2020

FRESH AHI POKE BOWL

FRESH AHI POKE BOWL
DINNER AT HOME

With fresh fish in Hawaii being at all time low prices due to restaurants and hotels being closed, I picked up an amazing piece of fresh Ahi for around $10.  Made some darn good Poke.

AHI POKE BOWL
FRESH AHI
CUT IN SMALL CUBES
HYDRATED SOME OGO SEAWEED
ADDED LOTS OF RED ONION AND HAWAIIAN SEA SALT
ADDED SEA SALAD
ADDED GREEN ONION, TOASTED SESAME SEEDS, AVOCADO AND SOY SAUCE

Friday, March 27, 2020

FRESH FISH SANDWICH

 FRESH FISH SANDWICH
LUNCH AT HOME

There is a glut of fish on the market in Hawaii.  With restaurants and hotels closed due to COVID-19, fish prices have dropped dramatically and the markets are filled with a great selection.  I bought some super fresh Monchong and made one of the best Fish Sandwiches I have ever tasted.  Grilled the fish and served it on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and a homemade tarter sauce.  

FRESH FISH SANDWICH

 SO DELICIOUS I MADE ANOTHER ONE THE NEXT DAY AND ADDED AVOCADO

THIS IS THE BEST FISH SANDWICH EVER

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

 SWEET AND SOUR PORK
DINNER AT HOME

My Wife makes the best Sweet and Sour Pork.  The Pork is plump, moist and flavorful unlike the dry heavily breaded stuff you get in most Chinese restaurants.  She uses fresh Hawaii pineapple and makes a slightly sweet sauce that is not heavy.  Its like a more healthy version of Sweet and Sour Pork and I absolutely love it.

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

Thursday, March 26, 2020

KAHAI STREET KITCHEN

KAHAI STREET KITCHEN
946 COOLIDGE STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96826
808-845-0320
HOURS:  Tuesday thru Friday 10:30AM - 7:30PM / Saturday 7:30AM - 2PM
                 Closed Sunday and Monday

Kahai Street Kitchen is one of my favorite and go to restaurants in Hawaii.  I have eaten here for years and they have catered many events for my company and personal parties.  Love their food, ownership team and employees.  Really special people that work hard and always give their best.  With many restaurants struggling due to Covid-19, I decided to buy lunch once a week for my entire company from a local restaurant so I can give back.  Of course Kahai Street was at the top of my list of restaurants so on this day I picked up 30 plates of Beef Stroganoff which was the Daily Special.  

30 PLATES OF BEEF STROGANOFF FROM KAHAI STREET KITCHEN
BEEF STROGANOFF

ONO KOREAN BBQ

ONO KOREAN BBQ
1210 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-842-1110
HOURS:  Daily 10AM - 9PM / Sunday 10AM - 7PM
www.yelp.com/biz/ono-korean-bbq-honolulu-2
www.facebook.com/pages/Ono-Korean-Bbq/303208379860299

Another delicious visit to Ono Korean BBQ.  Spicy Chicken/Spicy Pork Combination with Korean Glass Noodles, Daikon, Cucumbers and Kim Che.  As usual, I could only eat less than half of this $13 lunch so the rest went home for dinner.  Ono does Korean BBQ right and I love their vegetables.

SPICY CHICKEN/SPICY PORK COMBINATION PLATE



CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA

CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA
DINNER AT HOME

Damn...this was good.  Used Rotisserie Chicken that I shredded and mixed with sautéed onions, jalapeños and a can of Mexican Style Tomatoes.  Let it simmer for an hour and crush up the tomatoes really good.  In another saucepan I sautéed lots of onions and jalapeños and then added a can of Spicy Refried Beans.  Mixed and simmered until the beans were warm and creamy.  Layered the beans first, then the chicken, hot sauce, lettuce, cheese Pico de Gallo and topped with Avocado.  Probably one of my favorite Tostadas ever.  Use the pre-cooked Tostadas so you don't have to use oil and fry.  

CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

RACK OF LAMB

RACK OF LAMB
DINNER AT HOME

Enjoyed a delicious herb crusted Rack of Lamb at home.  My Wife put this dinner together in less than an hour and believe me it was incredible.  Brushed the Rack with Olive Oil and then seared all sides in a skillet.  Crusted the Lamb with dijon mustard, bread crumbs, minced garlic, rosemary from our back yard and salt/pepper.  Placed in oven and cooked for around 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  The Brussels Sprouts were cooked in an Air Fryer and garnished with Parmesan Cheese and Pancetta.  

HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PARMESAN AND PANCETTA


Sunday, March 22, 2020

THE DREW BURGER

THE DREW BURGER
LUNCH AT HOME

Next to an In N' Out Burger, I will take my Drew Burger over any other burger.  I modeled my burger after In N' Out and even layer the ingredients like they do.  My sauce is similar (ketchup, mayo and sweet pickle relish) and I lightly butter and toast the bun.  The key to the Drew Burger is the beef.  I only use the Sams Club 1/3 pound Angus Beef Patties.  Cook on grille and make sure you salt and pepper both sides liberally.  Make this burger exactly as shown and you will love it!

THE DREW BURGER

DREW'S FRIED RICE

DREW'S FRIED RICE
BREAKFAST AT HOME

Our entire family loves a goof Fried Rice and before today, the Side Street Inn was our "go to" place and favorite Fried Rice.  I searched the internet and viewed several recipes and then came up with my own version.  This is as good as Side Street Inn and delicious.  You can use whatever meats you have.  I had a Pork Loin and some Portuguese Sausage in the refrigerator so that is what I used.  Would have like to have added Spam, Char Sui and Ham if we had some.  I didn't have any Green Onions or I would have added them at the end for color and flavor.  Used rice that was a few days old and kept in the refrigerator.  You want to use cold rice for this recipe.  

FRIED RICE WITH EGG AND BACON BREAKFAST
SCRAMBLED THREE EGGS
SET EGGS ASIDE
COOKED PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE  
CHOPPED CARROTS, ONION AND GARLIC
ADDED THE CARROTS, ONIONS AND GARLIC 
FROZEN PEAS THAT WERE THAWED 
ADDED THE PEAS, SALT AND PEPPER
CHOPPED UP THIS PORK LOIN FOR THE RICE
ADDED THE COOKED PORK
PUT BUTTER IN PAN AND THEN ADD THE RICE
STIR AT HIGH HEAT
ADDED SOY SAUCE AND OYSTER SAUCE
MIX WELL AND FRY IT UP 
DREW'S FRIED RICE IS DELICIOUS


GIOVANNI'S GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE

GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE
DINNER AT HOME

Took us years to duplicate the great Giovanni's Original Shrimp Truck recipe at home. Now my Wife has it down solid and we get to enjoy the taste of the North Shore at home.  The key to making this right is you must have the real Giovanni's Hot Sauce.  What I do is every time we visit the truck, I tip the cashier for extra hot sauce.  We keep it in the refrigerator and use it when we make this recipe.
This batch was made with fresh Kauai Shrimp that were so sweet.  A family favorite dinner!
Want everyone to enjoy this great shrimp recipe so here is our version of Giovanni's Shrimp;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2019/11/giovannis-garlic-shrimp-recipe.html

GIOVANNI'S GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE

Saturday, March 21, 2020

DREWS BACON, LETTUCE, TOMATO, EGG AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

 DREW'S BLTEA
BREAKFAST AT HOME

I thought my Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Egg Sandwich was the bomb but then I added Avocado and  bam the bomb.com!  What a delicious sandwich.

BACON, LETTUCE, TOMATO, EGG AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS

SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS
DINNER AT HOME

Shrimp Tempura Tacos are so good that they have become a family favorite.  Make these and I guarantee you will love them too!

SHRIMP TEMPURA, CABBAGE, CHEESE, PICO DE GALO, AVOCADO, WHITE SAUCE,
HOT SAUCE, TEMPURA SAUCE AND AVOCADO
SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS 

Friday, March 20, 2020

KALUA PORK SLIDERS

KALUA PORK SLIDERS
DINNER AT HOME

Took some of that great tasting Kalua Pork from Young's Fishmarket and made these little Sliders
with some Lomi Salmon. Delicious!

KALUA PORK SLIDERS WITH LOMI SALMON

Thursday, March 19, 2020

YOUNG'S FISHMARKET

YOUNG'S FISHMARKET
CITY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER
1286 KALANI STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-841-4885
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 9:30AM - 7PM / Saturday 8AM -4PM / Closed Sunday

Living in Hawaii for over 30 years and being a foodie means I have friends in the restaurant and hospitality industries.  Seeing what is happening with restaurant closings and a decrease in trips and travel made me really think about these people and their livelihoods.  Many restaurants have given back by donating food for my golf tournament that raises money for cancer research.  Decided that I needed to do a little to help so today I bought 30 lunches from Young's Fishmarket for my office.  Ordered Kalua Pork and Lomi Salmon plates for pick-up at 11:30am.  Arrived at 11:15 and everything was ready to go.  Great service and I am telling you, Young's Fishmarket has the best Hawaiian food on the Island. Always made fresh with quality ingredients.  Entire office loved these lunches.  This made me feel good so I will do this once a week for the next month or more to support local restaurants in Hawaii.  Challenging everyone that can do the same to buy lunch from a local restaurant for your office or family.

KALUA PORK, LOMI SALMON AND RICE PLATE
30 PLATE LUNCHES FOR THE OFFICE
ORDER - PAY - PICK-UP AND SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CORNED BEEF SLIDERS

CORNED BEEF SLIDERS
DINNER AT HOME

These little Sliders could be better than our St. Patricks Day dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage traditional style.  Hawaiian Bread, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Mustard.  So good!!

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE SLIDERS
THIS LEFTOVER SANDWICH IS DELICIOUS

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE

 CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE
DINNER AT HOME

My Wife made the perfect dinner for St. Patricks Day.  Corned Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes, Carrots and Mustard.  The Mustard really made this meal great.  Yummy!

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

ONG CHOI BEEF

ONG CHOI BEEF
DINNER AT HOME

My Wife cooked up this delicous Ong Choi Beef dinner using fresh Ong Choi, Chilis and lots of garlic.  Hot Chile Sauce added even more kick.  Spicy and delicious!

ONG CHOI BEEF

DREW'S TACO TRIFECTA - SAN DIEGO, CA

DREW'S TACO TRIFECTA
SAN DIEGO, CA

I am a confessed Tacoholic and San Diego is where my favorite tacos are served.  I did my Taco Trifecta Tour again in one day while visiting.  Here is my Trifecta of Taco Shops which are all located in North County.  First up is the Brigantine in Del Mar for Fish Tacos.  These are the best Fish Tacos ever.  I love the battered Fish Tacos with Avocado but you can order Grilled or even Protein Style with a lettuce wrap in place of the tortilla.  The Carne Asada Taco at Brigantine also is my favorite Carne Asada Soft Taco.  Lots of quality marinated steak with a fresh tortilla, cheese, avocado and pico de Gallo.  Add the Brigantine signature taco sauce and bam...delicous!  Next stop is Raul's in Encinitas where I enjoy my favorite Crunchy Beef Taco.  Seasoned beef in a crunchy homemade corn tortilla with delicious guacamole, lettuce, cheese and pico. I love Crunch Tacos and this one is my all-time favorite.  Next up is Juanitas Taco Shop in Encinitas.  This has been my favorite Taco Shop for over 30 years.  Always order the Three Rolled Tacos with Guacamole and the Carne Asada Burrito.  This is my all-time favorite Carne Asada Burrito.  Visit each of these great taco shops by clicking the links below.
Click links below for more information on Drew's Taco Trifecta;

BRIGANTINE FISH TACO WITH AVOCADO
BRIGANTINE FISH TACO PROTEIN STYLE
BRIGANTINE FRESH FISH TACOS PROTEIN STYLE
BRIGANTINE CARNE ASADA TACO
RAUL'S CRUNCHY SHREDDED BEEF TACO
RAUL'S ROCKS THE SHREDDED BEEF TACOS
RAUL'S IS MY FAVORITE CRUNCHY TACO

JUANITAS THREE ROLLED TACOS WITH GUACAMOLE
JUANITAS CARNE ASADA BURRITO