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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
ALA MOANA CENTER
HONOLULU, HAWAII 

A customer recommended we have lunch meeting at Jade Dynasty in Ala Moana Center.  Sounded good to me since I like Chinese, Seafood and Dim Sum.  We ordered two entree dishes to share; Sweat and Sour Pork and Green Beans with Beef.  The Green Beans were delicious but there was no beef.  Just tiny pieces of something that was like grease.  The Sweet and Sour Pork was good, but I think the prices were a bit high.  The Dim Sum is good at about $3.50 per dish.  There was not a single dish that I would really rave about.  All pretty bland.  Perhaps because I have a cold.  There were waiters and waitresses all over the dining room yet they forgot to bring rice until the end of the meal.  I cannot recommend this place and cannot figure out why they call it a seafood restaurant.
LOVE THE COMMENTS BELOW.

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD IN ALA MOANA CENTER
VERY LARGE DINING ROOM
SEAFOOD SPRING ROLL
SOMETHING SHRIMP
DUMPLINGS
SHRIMP WITH BEEF BALL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
SHANGHAI DIM SUM - SOUP IN THE MIDDLE.  THIS WAS GOOD
SPARE RIB? - ALL FAT!
SWEET AND SOUR PORK
GREEN BEANS WITH BEEF - WHERES THE BEEF?

Monday, February 21, 2011

KINCAID'S FISH, CHOP & STEAKHOUSE

KINCAID'S FISH, CHOP AND STEAKHOUSE
HONOLULU, HAWAII 

Had an expensive but great lunch and Kincaid's in Ward Warehouse.  This Hawaii landmark overlooking the Wharf and now a homeless tent village serves up great food at a bit higher prices than I would prefer.  A good lunch here will run you around $16-25.  My business associate went for the Wedge Salad ($8).  Two nice wedges of iceberg lettuce topped with bacon and cheese.  Served with a really good Deviled Egg and your choice of dressing.  We both went for the Balsamic which was delicious.  My friend enjoyed the Grilled Citrus Chicken ($8) along with the salad.  He said it was the "perfect" lunch.  I could not resist trying the Steak and Crab Sliders with Bernaise Sauce ($16).  I chose a Wedge Salad in place of the French Fries.  The Wedge was awesome and the Sliders were the "Bomb".  One was a little chewey, but the flavor of the sauce, steak, crab and bread were delicious.  Kincaid's is a great place if you have some extra cash or a friend in town with an expense account.  I would recommend their Happy Hour for great Pupu's and great prices and lunch if you want to splurge. http://www.kincaids.com/page/home

WEDGE SALAD WITH DEVILED EGG AND BALSAMIC DRESSING
STEAK AND CRAB SLIDERS
CITRUS GRILLED CHICKEN
SMALL WEDGE SALAD IN PLACE OF FRENCH FRIES WITH SLIDERS

Sunday, February 20, 2011

LOS CHAPARROS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

LOS CHAPARROS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
HONOLULU, HAWAII 

I visited Los Chaparros when it first opened around five years or so ago.  Was not too impressed then and my return visit was about the same.  This is a nice clean restaurant with limited parking in front.  The chips and salsa were good and I loved the Jalapeno Won Tons.  Crispy Won Tons filled with cheese and a bit of jalapeno.  For my entree I chose a shredded beef enchilada with red sauce.  This was pretty bland.  The beef alone had a bad taste, but when you cover it up with cheese and sauce it was eatable.   The sauce had no flavor.  The Chicken enchilada was about the same.  Pretty bland.  The Carne Asada Taco was huge.  Two tortillas filled with a mountain of beef.  This was o.k. but again no real flavor.  Keli tried the Kids Bean and Cheese Burrito and could not eat it because it was filled with sour creme which she does not like.  The service and employees were friendly and efficient.  This is not bad Mexican, but I am so picky which means I probably will not return.  Prices are not too bad for the portion sizes.  This entire meal ran about $39.

LOS CHAPARROS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
CHIPS AND SALSA - FIRST BOWL COMES WITH MEAL

JALAPENO WON TONS
JALAPENO WON TON
CARNE ASADA TACO
BEEF ENCHILADA WITH RED SAUCE
COMBINATION - CHICKEN ENCHILADA WITH CARNE ASADA TACO
KIDS BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO - BEWARE - FILLED WITH SOUR CREME

Saturday, February 19, 2011

GREAT ALOHA KEIKI RUN

GREAT ALOHA KEIKI RUN
HONOLULU, HAWAII 


Keli and her friends participated in the Great Aloha Keiki Run.
This is a one mile run for kids held on the Saturday before the big Great Aloha Run on Presidents Day.



TOP OF THE ROCK - NEW YORK CITY

TOP OF THE ROCK
ROCKEFELLER CENTER
NEW YORK, NY 

The Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan offers unsurpassed views of the city and Central Park.








BROOKLYN BRIDGE

BROOKLYN BRIDGE
NEW YORK, NY 

We traveled to Brooklyn to enjoy some Grimaldi's Pizza.  Getting back to Manhattan was easy.  We just walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.






AN AFTERNOON IN CENTRAL PARK - NEW YORK

AFTERNOON IN CENTRAL PARK
NEW YORK

Central Park is a special place in New York.  Nice to have great weather on this beautiful day.