Catching up. What I’ve been doing (eating-wise).
(1451 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i) A Japanese-Italian-Local place (sort of new-ish) I’ve wanted to try. On their menu, uni pasta, natto pasta, and a menchi-katsu burger. But I got distracted.
Fried eggplant topped with black bean ground pork sauce. Pretty yum. think Ma-po eggplant
Came with rice and a side salad. Eggplant could have been a tad spicier but a minor point. Dressing on the salad was winners too.
Must go back to try more (there’s a Japanese pumpkin, bacon, and garlic dish that sounds yummy too).
New-ish gelato place (1142 12th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai’i). Started out mobile, recently opened a brick and mortar. Forgot my lactose pills. :(
Had to settle for a sorbetto
Pretty awesome. Must go back with a boat load of pills. :)
Bi-weekly office meeting. Food hosted by a round robin of different sections of the office.
This time, fried rice, scrambled eggs, banana bread and poi donuts (from Kamehameha Bakery). Lucky live Hawai’i :)
Finally, lunch with the cuz’s. They’re heading back home for a little bit (think snow birds, kinda). They were heading to Hakone for dinner so wanted something “light”.
Gave Baci Bistro in Kailua a shot (30 Aulike St, Kailua, Hawai’i). Decided to do the Italian “kiss” not the Japanese “bad karma” (sorry, bad joke). :)
Both cuz’s had Caesar salad. While I like Caesar salad, kind of, this caught my eye.
Don’t ask me to pronounce it, I dunno.
From the menu “Pate of eggplant, tomato, garlic, and onion, served on grilled eggplant. Not bad, the pate was more like cold ratatouille-ish (chunky) but the flavors were there. Plus who can walk away from eggplant? Apparently the cuz P.
Grilled vegetable sandwich. Again, not bad, thought it was supposed to be pressed and grilled (panini), maybe something got lost in translation. Still pretty good.
That lunch was pure vegetarian, not to worry, The Mouse is not turning to the darkside, just there was no pork belly on the menu. :)
Getting ready to heading for the bus stop soon. Catch you later. :)
Enjoy. Eat well.