Went looking for a new belt this weekend.
That reminds me of another story told to me a long time ago.
A “pake” man walks into a clothes shop looking for a pair of pants. He finds a pair that fits perfectly. He asks the clerk how much. The clerk answers $8.99 (remember, this was a loooooong time ago). The man picks up another pair of pants that is one size larger. He asks the clerk how much for the bigger pair of pants. Clerks replies “$8.99″. Man picks up a third pair of pants even larger and ask “how much?”. Again, the clerk answers $8.99. The man puts the largest pair of pants on the register counter and says “I’ll take this one”.
The confused clerk asks the man “how come you buying the larger pair? clearly the other pair fits you better”. The “pake” man explains “same price, more material”. :)
Ahem. Moving on. My pants seem to be growing, I recently bought two pairs that fit about a month ago, and now they’re getting loose. The regular belts with belt holes lost their practicality a while back. I wanted to get an adjustable belt, one that doesn’t depend on set holes.
For lunch, we tried a newish “hole in the wall” place in Chinatown, Hunan Cuisine (53 North Beretania Street, Honolulu Hawaii). The first time The Cat tried Hunan food in China, the food was toooooooo spicy, The Cat was beyond not happy, more like miserable. So, she had some reservations about trying the restaurant. We called before and they said we could request the heat level and they had dishes that were not from the Hunan region.
The menu is a little hodge podge, a little Taiwan, a little Hunan, a little Cantonese … whatever.
We settled on two set lunches. The Cat choose first.
Soup, salad, a token piece of broccoli, Taiwan Braised Pork Belly, Japanese pickled turnip, and rice topped with seasoned ground pork.
OMG! It was amazing! The pork belly was almost (but not quite) like shoyu pork, but just a little sweeter. The ground pork over the rice? The Cat was a happy cat. She rated it 3.5 paws.
Since The Cat already ordered the pork belly, I wanted to try something else (it was our first time here, had to have variety). I went with the smoked chicken (supposed to be one of their specialties).
Everything on The Cat’s set lunch except for the smoked chicken. I liked both dishes, The Cat liked hers more (she thought the smoked chicken was too smoked). Guess she’s not used to “huli huli” chicken.
The Cat approved returning to try other dishes on the menu. There’s a cumin lamb dish that piqued my interest. And of course that braised pork belly. Just remember to ask for “mild”.
Oh yeah, and the belt?
I can walk around without worrying about “wardrobe malfunctions” now. :)
Enjoy. Eat well.