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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

DONER SHACK FOOD TRUCK

DONER SHACK FOOD TRUCK
HONOLULU, HAWAII

Enjoyed dinner at the Doner Shack Food Truck which was parked in front of our State Capitol during the Make-A-Wish Rock n' Run.  The Mediterranean Salad ($10) with Lamb was delicious.  Loved the flavor of the Lamb and the Yogurt Garlic Sauce.  Great salad that the entire family liked.  Would definitely order this again.  The Burrito ($9) with Lamb was good but the Tortilla was not good.  Entire family took a few bites and everyone went back to the salad.  I will be looking for this food truck again and will order the Mediterranean Salad with Lamb.

DONER SHACK FOOD TRUCK
MENU
MEDITERRANEAN SALAD WITH LAMB
BURRITO WITH LAMB

Sunday, December 16, 2018

CHRISTMAS PARTY PUPU'S

 CHRISTMAS PARTY PUPU'S
OAHU COUNTRY CLUB

Enjoyed a great Christmas Party held at Oahu Country Club.  Food was great.  All these great Pupu's were followed by a huge Prime Rib Buffet.

POKE WON TON
SASHIMI
ASSORTED SUSHI
SPRING ROLLS
CHICKEN WINGS AND GYOZA
MERRY CHRISTMAS


Saturday, December 15, 2018

GUN'S N' ROSES IN CONCERT

GUN'S N' ROSES IN CONCERT
ALOHA STADIUM

Loved seeing Axl Rose and Slash back together.  Slash is AMAZING and Axl can still belt out an 80's rock song.  On this night at Aloha Stadium, the band played for an incredible 3.5 hours!












ROCKIN WITH GUN'S N' ROSES

CAESAR SALAD WITH SALMON

CAESAR SALAD WITH SALMON
LUNCH AT OAHU COUNTRY CLUB

This small size Caesar salad with Salmon is a great light lunch before a round of golf.   

CAESAR SALAD WITH SALMON

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS
DINNER AT HOME

We always pick up a Rotisserie Chicken when we visit Costco or Sam's Club.  These $6 birds are not only cheap but also very delicious.  On this evening I prepared some leftover Brussels Sprouts and Squash, Chipotle Mashed Potatoes and served it with the heated Chicken.  
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ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DINNER

RANGOON BURMESE KITCHEN

RANGOON BURMESE KITCHEN
1131 NUUANU AVENUE
HONOLULU, HI. 96817
808-367-0645
HOURS:  Monday thru Saturday 11AM - 2PM / 5PM - 10:00 PM / Closed Sunday

Wow...what a surprise Rangoon was. Did not know Burmese food could be this good.
Really enjoyed lunch here and will be going back again soon.  We started with the Tea Leaf Salad ($14).  This is a very light and refreshing with a lot of nuts. I don't normally like nuts in my salad but somehow they worked here and I ate and enjoyed them.  Perfect salad to start a meal.  Next up was the Mango Salad ($14).  Again delicious.  The fresh Mango was the star here and again there were nuts in the salad but I enjoyed them.  The Coconut Vegetable Curry ($16) was the bomb.  I don't eat a lot of Curry but this will change me.  I would order this dish over and over again.  Perfect over some rice.  The Shrimp and Eggplant ($18) was the only miss.  Way too much oil and lacked flavor.  Would not recommend this dish.  The Kung Pao with Chicken ($15) was excellent.  As good or better than any Chinese Restaurant I have been to in Hawaii.  Would definitely order this again.  This was one of those meals where you sit there and take bites and say "wow, this is good".  Rangoon is "good" and I will be back again very soon.

RANGOON BURMESE KITCHEN
RANGOON DINING ROOM
APPETIZERS
SOUPS AND SALADS
SALADS
NOODLES
PORK
CHICKEN
BEEF, LAMB AND SEAFOOD

VEGETABLES
SIDE ORDERS
TEA LEAF SALAD
MANGO SALAD
KUNG PAO CHICKEN
SHRIMP AND EGGPLANT
COCONUT VEGETABLE CURRY
COCONUT RICE


TEMPURA SHRIMP TACOS

TEMPURA SHRIMP TACOS
DINNER AT HOME

Gotta tell ya that these are some of the most delicious tacos I have ever eaten.  Follow my recipe and you will not be disappointed.  Every time we eat these tacos we are in heaven.  Entire family loves them and I cannot stop thinking about them.  So good!  I cook the Tempura Shrimp per the instructions on the box and then prep the sauce and toppings.  I start with the Fish Taco Sauce which is a 50/50 mixture of Plain Yogurt and Mayonnaise with Lime Juice, Salt and Pepper. I make a fresh Pico de Gallo with Tomato, Onion, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Salt and Pepper.  When the Shrimp is ready I heat up Corn Tortillas on a flat grill pan.  I like a little char to the tortillas but not too much.  Spread the White Sauce on the tortilla then place a bed of Cabbage over the sauce.  Top with the Shrimp Tempura, Pico, Cheddar Cheese, fresh Jalapeño, Cilantro and a slice of Avocado.  I also add a little of the Shrimp Dipping Sauce that comes in the box and Hot Sauce.  Guarantee you will love these tacos!

TIGER THAI TEMPURA SHRIMP
SIMPLE TO COOK AND SO DELICIOUS
TEMPURA SHRIMP TACOS



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ANTIPASTO SALAD

ANTIPASTO SALAD
DINNER AT HOME

Prepared a dinner with what we had in the refrigerator on this night.  Found some Italian Cold Cuts including Prosciutto, Salami, Coppa and Soppressata.  Cut up some Provolone, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese and added Carrots, Red Onion, Bell Pepper and Olives.  Also a little Bacon.
Topped with Olive Garden Italian Dressing.  This was a quick and delicious dinner that the entire family liked.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

TURKEY SAUSAGE BREAKFAST TACOS

TURKEY SAUSAGE BREAKFAST TACOS
BREAKFAST AT HOME

The morning after a 3 hour Gun's N' Roses Concert at Aloha Stadium had me craving something that could absorb the many ounces of beer I consumed the night before.  Rounded up some Turkey Sausage, Eggs, Onion and Bell Pepper, Mushrooms and sautéed in pan.  Warmed some Corn Tortillas and made Tacos topped with a little Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeño, Cilantro and Hot Sauce.  Hit the spot!

TURKEY SAUSAGE BREAKFAST TACOS

ALAN WONG'S

ALAN WONG'S
1857 S. KING STREET
HONOLULU, HI. 96826
808-949-2526
HOURS:  Daily 5-10PM

I like Alan Wong's.  It is consistently one of the top rated restaurants in Hawaii and the winner of dozens of awards including Best Restaurant.  Food and service always great but on this visit we left a little unsatisfied.  The Stars of our meal were the Lobster Bisque and Desserts.  Other than that the other dishes were just ok.  Maybe we are tired of the same menu items or maybe our tastes have changed.  Don't know but just was not that great.  We started with "Da Bag" ($15) which is mostly presentation.  The dish arrives at the table in a foil bag and then the waiter opens it letting out a flume of steam. This uncovers Kalua Pork and Clams in a pretty bland broth.  Clams were small and did not have much flavor.  The Chopped Ahi Sashimi with Avocado ($23) is always delicious.  You cannot go wrong ordering this appetizer.  The Big Island Heart of Palm Caeser Salad ($12) was really different with Raw Broccoli and very little lettuce.  Dressing was a hit though with my Wife and Daughter.  The Lobster Bisque ($12) was my favorite part of the meal.  No lobster pieces in the soup but flavor was amazing and very satisfying.  The Oxtail Soup ($12) did not go over well with my Daughter.  She didn't like the overpowering spices and said Zippy's was better.  Think it was Chinese Five Spice.  The Roasted Beet Salad ($15.75) was light, fresh and pretty delicious.  I went for the Seafood Stew ($58) for my entree.  This dish was a huge disappointment because of the overpowering spice mix.  Really took away from the flavor of everything.  The Lobster was small and pretty tasteless.  I picked through the dish trying to find things not covered in the spices.  Ended up eating maybe 1/4 of the plate and then threw in the towel.  Yuck.  My Wife had the Twice Cooked Short Rib ($42) and said it was just "ok".  She didn't finish it.  The Stars of the evening were definitely the desserts.  We were given a delicious Chocolate Cake for our Anniversary and we definitely appreciated this and ate it all.  The Coconut ($14) is probably one of my favorite desserts ever.  I love the presentation of this dish and the flavor.  This is sooo good!  The Crunch Bars ($14) is also a family favorite.  We all love these chocolate bars.  
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DINING ROOM
COVERED TERRACE WITH VIEW

LOVE AND APPRECIATE THE PERSONALIZED ANNIVERSARY MENU
TASTING MENU
DAILY SPECIALS
A LITTLE BUBBLY TO CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY 
SOME NICE BREAD
DA BAG
DA BAG WITH KALUA PORK AND CLAMS
AHI SASHIMI AND AVOCADO
HEART OF PALM CAESAR SALAD
LOBSTER BISQUE
GOAT DAIRY ROASED BEET SALAD
OXTAIL SOUP
SEAFOOD STEW
TWICE COOKED SHORT RIB
DESSERT MENU
CRUNCH BARS
THE COCONUT
SPECIAL CHOCOLATE CAKE