NEW BLOG FEATURE

NEW: VIEW RIGHT SIDE TAB AND SELECT
CITY FOR TASTE OF HAWAII FAVORITES!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CELEBRATING 800,000 PAGE VIEWS

CELEBRATING 800,000 PAGE VIEWS
www.greateatshawaii.blogspot.com

SUMMER DAY PHOTO SHOT BY MY DAUGHTER WITH HER IPHONE
Mahalo for visiting this little food blog from Hawaii.
Lots more Food, Travel, Golf and Fun Coming Soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CRAB BUCKET

CRAB BUCKET
1020 KEEAUMOKU STREET
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-591-2722
HOURS:  Daily 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

I liked the Crab Bucket.  Thought the food was quality and tasty.  The two guys working there during lunch hustled and provided good service.  We went with the #4 Combo of King Crab, Shrimp, Clams and Crawfish ($70).  I was really happy with the amount and size of the King Crab.  It was absolutely delicious.  The Corn was also super sweet, spicy and oh so good.  Really liked everything here.   Only complaint was the amount of Crawfish.  Not too many and they were really small with very little meat.  Other than that, I would love to return and eat here again.
CRAB BUCKET ON KEEAUMOKU STREET
NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT BUT GOOD FOOD
A SMALL ATTEMP WAS MADE TO DECORATE
GREAT PLACE FOR LARGE PARTIES OR FAMILIES WHO LOVE SEAFOOD
KIND OF REMINDS ME OF A CLASSROOM IN WAIPAHU
TABLES COME COMPLETE WITH PAPER
SMALL BAR AREA
CRAB BUCKET MENU
RAW BAR, SEAFOOD AND CHEF'S SPECIAL
VARIETY OF SEASONINGS AND SPICE LEVELS
ORDER YOUR BUCKET IN A BAG OR POT
CRAB BUCKET SIDES
FRIED BUCKETS
SEAFOOD BY THE POUND

UTENSILS TO HELP YOU REMOVE THE SHELLS
BUCKET #4 - KING CRAB, SHRIMP, CRAWFISH AND CLAMS WITH "SPICY" SAUCE
MEATY CLAMS WERE DELICIOUS
CRAWFISH WERE A BIT SMALL
GREAT PIECES OF KING CRAB MADE ME A HAPPY EATER
CORN WITH SPICY SAUCE IS AWESOME
SHRIMP WITH SPICY SAUCE - DELICIOUS
SIDE OF COLESLAW
HOLE IN TABLE WITH BUCKET FOR THE SHELLS AND DOZENS OF NAPKINS YOU WILL USE
WE KILLED THE BUCKET AND LOVED IT!

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES - HONOLULU TO OAKLAND

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
HONOLULU TO OAKLAND

Finally hit the Platinum Level on Hawaiian Airlines which mean there are opportunities for First Class Upgrades when flying to the the Mainland.  I went online to check in and up popped a message asking if I would like to upgrade from Coach to First Class.  I did it using two coupons issued by Hawaiian Airlines to Platinum customers.  It took a call to the reservation center to use the coupons but everything worked out and I got the First Class seat.  The flight was comfortable and on time as most Hawaiian flights are.  Service was OK but not as good as other flights on Hawaiian.  The evening flight included dinner.  I went with the Mozzarella, Tomato, Watermelon and Beet Salad.  It was absolutely delicious.  The Grilled Marinated Portabello Mushroom with Lentils was also good.  Actually enjoyed the Lentils and Roasted Tomato.  Portabello Mushrooms were very filling and tasted great with the Balsamic Dressing.  The Chilled Ramen Salad did not go over well with my Wife and Daughter.  They also were a bit disappointed with the Maui Red Wine Braised Short Ribs.  Said it was a bit dry and tasteless.   Hey no complaints from me.  I loved the upgrade, food and flight.  

GOTTA LOVE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES - BEST SERVICE TO THE MAINLAND
A LITTLE SPARKLING BEVERAGE TO BEGIN THE 5 HOUR FLIGHT
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES FIRST CLASS MENU
LOCAL HAWAII CHEFS BLEND HAWAII INFLUENCES WITH INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS
APPETIZER, MAIN COURSE AND DESSERT
FRESH MOZZARELLA, TOMATO, WATERMELON AND ROASTED BEET SALAD 
CHILLED RAMEN SALAD WITH PIPIKAULA
GRILLED HULI HULI STYLE GRILLED MARINATED  PORTABELLO MUSHROOM WITH LENTILS
MAUI RED WINE BRAISED SHORT RIBS

TITO'S TACOS - CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA

TITO'S TACOS
11222 WASHINGTON PL
CULVER CITY, CA  90230
310-391-5780
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
                 Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

If you are ever near Los Angeles International Airport and have an extra hour, please enter Tito's Tacos into your GPS and go eat some great Tacos.  I love Tito's Tacos.  Probably one of my favorite Taco Stands ever.  The place is always busy but the food comes out fresh and hot every single time.  A Tito's Taco with Cheese is only $2.70 and when you get your Tacos in the box it includes a huge portion of fresh Tortilla Chips and a big bowl of Salsa.  The Tacos are simple.  Meat, Cheese and Lettuce.  Add some Salsa and you have feast of flavor.  
Click links below for more posts on Tito's Tacos;
TITO'S TACO IN CULVER CITY CALIFORNIA IS JUST MINUTES FROM LOS ANGELES AIRPORT
ORDER AT THE WINDOW OUTSIDE OR INSIDE
THIS IS THE TACO VERSION OF IN N' OUT BURGER.  SMALL MENU DONE RIGHT
FOUR TITO'S TACOS WITH CHEESE COMES WITH LOTS OF CHIPS AND FRESH SALSA
TACOS WITH CHEESE
TORTILLA CHIPS COME WITH YOUR TACOS
SALSA IS FRESH
THESE ARE CRUNCH TACOS THE WAY I LIKE THEM
ADD SOME SALSA TO THE TACO
BITE INTO BEEF, LETTUCE AND CHEESE 
NOTHING FANCY HERE.   JUST SEASONED BEEF, LETTUCE AND LOTS OF CHEESE

TAQUERIA EL BAJIO - SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

TAQUERIA EL BAJIO
129 N. MILPAS STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CA  93103
805-884-1828
HOURS:  Tuesday thru Saturday 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
                 Sunday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                 Closed Monday

Was not too impressed with the food at Taqueria El Bajio in Santa Barbara.  Great portions and ok flavors but nothing that I would go back again for.
TAQUERIA EL BAJIO IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
ORDER AT THE COUNTER
OVERHEAD MENU AT TAQUERIA EL BAJIO
WANTED TO TRY A DOZEN THINGS ON THIS MENU
BREAKFAST MENU




SMALL SEATING AREA
GREAT SALSA BAR
ALL SALSA'S WERE FRESH AND GREAT TASTING
TACOS DORADOS
THREE HUGE TACOS WITH RICE AND BEANS FOR $12.99
THIS IS A LARGE AND GOOD TASTING TACO
CARNE ASADA TACO (LEFT)

CARNITAS TACO
CARNE ASADA BURRITO
CARNE ASADA BURRITO WAS A BIT BLAND