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Sunday, August 25, 2019

BEACHHOUSE AT THE MOANA

BEACHHOUSE AT THE MOANA
WESTIN MOANA SURFRIDER HOTEL
2365 KALAKAUA AVE
HONOLULU, HI 96815
808-921-4600
HOURS:  Daily 6AM - 10:30AM / 11:30AM -2:30PM / 5:30PM - 9:30PM
www.beachhousewaikiki.com
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www.facebook.com/beachhouseatmoana/
www.instagram.com/beachhousemoana/?hl=en

If I could pick one of my favorite all-time menus, it would be Poke, Foie Gras, Caesar Salad and a small Steak.  Wow...got all of this and more at the Beachhouse at the Moana.  Every dish here was delicious.  Probably tasted a bit better because I was not paying.  Seriously, the food was great.
the Poke is served with Avocado on the bottom and it was fresh and delicious.  The Foie Gras was cooked perfectly and served with a little brioche pieces of bread.  Melted like butter in your mouth.  I could have eaten a pound of this.  The Caeser Salad was excellent  and included Parmesan Crisps that were really good.  I usually don't eat the Croutons but this salad had Corn Bread Croutons which tasted like candy.  I ate every Crouton on the plate for the first time in my life I think.  My Filet was cooked perfectly and seasoned well.  Ate the entire thing which is rare these days.  We ordered the Kim Chee Brussels sprouts for the table and I am telling you these were some of the best Brussels Sprouts ever.  Not spicy but had the flavor kick that only Kim Chee can provide.  The desserts rocked and with a few glasses of wine, this meal and evening was a winner!

POKE WITH AVOCADO
FOIE GRAS
CAESAR SALAD WITH PARMESAN CRISPS AND CORN BREAD CROUTONS

LOBSTER BISQUE
FRENCH ONION SOUP
FILET OF BEEF
KIM CHEE BRUSSELS SPROUTS
CHICKEN WITH FRIED BROCCOLI




LA TOUR CAFE

LA TOUR CAFE
AINA HAIAN SHOPPING CENTER
820 W HIND DRIVE
HONOLULU, HI 96821
808-373-5174
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 10AM - 9PM / Saturday and Sunday 9AM - 9PM

Wasn't real sure what I was going to get when I ordered th "Pho"ggie and La Tour Cafe ($15.90).  Menu said Wagyu Beef, House-made "Pho" Mayo, Thai Basil, Red Leaf Lettuce, Shaved Onions, Cilantro and Fresh Jalapeño.  A Spin on Vietnamese Pho Soup which I love.  I ordered the sandwich without the Pho-Mayo but now I am wishing I would have tried it because I have no idea what Pho-Mayo is.  Should have asked.  The Sandwich was delicious.  Lots of Beef.  I could swear there was Cucumber on the bottom of the sandwich and the Jalapeños and Cilantro gave it a pop.  My Wife enjoyed the Meatball Bahn Mi ($11.90).  Both sandwiches served with a small salad.

MEATBALL BAHN MI 
"PHO"GGIE

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NATHAN'S HOT DOG

 NATHAN'S HOT DOG
DINNER AT HOME

Summer is Hot Dog time and our new BBQ needed a workout.  Picked up some large Nathan's Hot Dogs and grilled them to perfection.  Yum!

NATHAN'S HOT DOG

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

TIN ROOF MAUI

TIN ROOF MAUI
360 PAPA PLACE
KAHULUI, HI 96732
808-868-0753
HOURS:  Monday thru Saturday 10AM - 2PM / Closed Sunday

My warehouse on Maui raves about the Tin Roof Maui which is a small hole in the wall that serves lunch only.  Place is always packed so we ordered online and picked up.  System works great with text messages that confirm your order and then tell you when it is ready.  I enjoyed the Garlic Shrimp which is served with Rice and Cabbage.  Shrimp was good but you really needed the Hot Sauce to kick this dish up a notch.  The Mochico Chicken got raves reviews from my co-workers too.
UPDATE: 10/19 went back and tried the Poke Bowl.  On this day it was terrible.  No seasoning or flavor and the fish was chewy.  

GARLIC SHRIMP

POKE BOWL

Monday, August 19, 2019

CELEBRATING 2.2 MILLION PAGE VIEWS!

CELEBRATING 2.2 MILLION PAGE VIEWS!
www.greateatshawaii.blogspot.com
CELEBRATING KELI'S GRADUATION AND ACCEPTANCE TO COLLEGE

Mahalo for following this little food blog from Hawaii. 
More great food, golf, travel and fun coming soon!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

JERSEY MIKES SUBS

JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS
4618 KILAUEA AVE #10
HONOLULU, HI 96816
808-312-3090
HOURS:  Daily 10AM - 9PM

Loving the fact that Jersey Mike's Subs are popping up all over the Hawaiian Islands.   Enjoyed one on Maui a few weeks back and now another visit to the new store in Kahala.  I always order the same thing here.  The Original Italian Sandwich with Provolone, Salami, Pepperoni, Ham , Prosciuttini and Cappacuolo.  I always order my sandwich Mike's Way which includes Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Vinegar, Oil, Oregano, Salt and Pepper.  Add a few Jalapeños and Banana Peppers and you have a delicious and fresh sandwich in minutes.  My Daughter went for the Grilled Pastrami Reuben with Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island Dressing.  She loved it and finished half one day and the other half the next day.
Click links below to view previous posts on Jersey Mike's Subs;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2017/07/jersey-mikes-subs.html
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2017/02/jersey-mikes-subs.html

THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN MIKE'S WAY
GRILLED PASTRAMI REUBEN

IMPROMPTU BACKYARD BBQ

IMPROMPTU BACKYARD BBQ
AT HOME

Having the exterior of our house painted and we had an agreement with the Painter to finish the job in 48 hours.  Rather than have them go out and take time to purchase lunch we decided to BBQ some Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs.  Worked out well and the food was great!


LOBSTER FETTUCCINE IN HERBED CREAM SAUCE

LOBSTER FETTUCCINE IN HERBED CREAM SAUCE
DINNER AT HOME

My first attempt at Sous Vide Cooking was amazingly good.  This Lobster Fettuccine dish knocked it out of the park with flavor.  Entire family loved this.  I got the recipe from a book called Mastering the art of Sous Vide Cooking by Justice Steward.  The recipe was easy to follow with pretty basic ingredients.  The use of the lobster shells to make the cream sauce was key.  Added a depth of flavor that took this dish over the top.  This is definitely a restaurant quality dish you can cook at home.

SEALING LOBSTER TAILS IN BAG WITH A LITTLE BUTTER, CHILI PASTE, GARLIC AND PARSLEY
READY TO SOUS VIDE SOME LOBSTER TAILS
SOUS VIDE BATH AT 131 DEGREES 
LOBSTERS SOUS VIDE FOR ONE HOUR
SOUS VIDE LOBSTER TAILS
LOBSTER SHELLS GO INTO THE POT ON HIGH HEAT
REDUCE HEAT TO LOW AND ADD TOMATO PASTE, TOMATOES, WINE, VINEGAR, GARLIC, THYME, PARSLEY,  SALT AND PEPPER
ALL THIS GOODNESS WILL MAKE THE SAUCE
AFTER COOKING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES YOU ARE READY TO ADD THE CREAM
ADD CREAM AND BRING TO BOIL, REDUCE HEAT AND SIMMER AROUND 20 MINUTES
STRAIN THE SAUCE INTO FRESH SAUCEPAN

LOBSTER CREAM SAUCE
ADD FETTUCCINE AND MIX WELL
LOBSTER FETTUCCINE IN HERBED CREAM SAUCE

Saturday, August 17, 2019

OLIVE TREE CAFE

OLIVE TREE CAFE
4614 KILAUEA AVE
HONOLULU, HI 96816
808-737-0303
HOURS:  Daily 5PM - 10PM

Cannot believe I have not been to Olive Tree Cafe in what seems like over ten years.  Probably one of the best BYOB restaurants in Honolulu.  I arrived just before 5:00 PM and found many tables outside taken already.  By the time the place opened it was packed.  Everyone seemed to have bottles of wine or beer at their table.  I enjoyed the food and service at the counter was great.  There is a wine store next door so this is the perfect place to hang out and eat/drink.  My favorites were Greek Caviar and Lamb.  Delicious!  Loved the outdoor seating and party like vibe of this place.  Will be back soon.
Click link below to view another post on Olive Tree Cafe;



GREEK CAVIAR
EGGPLANT
KIND OF LIKE A GREEK LASAGNA 
LAMB - THIS WAS MY FAVORITE DISH

UNCLE BO'S PUPU BAR AND GRILL

UNCLE BO'S PUPU BAR AND GRILL
559 KAPAHULU AVE
HONOLULU, HI 96815
808-735-8310
HOURS:  Daily 5PM - 1AM
www.unclebosrestaurant.com
www.yelp.com/biz/uncle-bos-pupu-bar-and-grill-honolulu
www.facebook.com/unclebosrestaurant/
www.instagram.com/uncle_bos/?hl=en

Loved Uncle Bo's Pupu Bar and Grill on Kapahulu,  Great food and service.  The Clams here are awesome.  Some of the best in Hawaii.  What a great place to eat family style and enjoy a variety of dishes.  This may be another one of my "go to" spots like Side Street Inn!