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Detour

Sometimes, the journey is the adventure.

The Chef’s tasting dinner happened. Tell you about that later.

On the way, there were detours.

Original plan (In The Mouse’s mind anyway), was to work a couple of hours (part-time), get to Kahala Mall, catch a movie (Star Wars), have a light lunch, wait for The Cat for pick up, and dinner at Kahala Resort.

At the last minute, The Cat decides she wants to give Chef this for his b-day. The Cat was attending a seminar and the task becomes a honeydew item. Sigh.

Adele 25

Adele 25

The Mouse had to backtrack to go purchase which kinda “detoured” my plans on catching the movie.

There was still a slim chance of hope of getting to the theater to make the movie time.

Didn’t happen.

Got a little sidetracked walking to the bus stop.

Sign and Food

Sign and Food

Old hotel/restaurant. Mostly for tourist looking for bargains and locals from other islands visiting for school games or reunions. Known for their koi “pond”.

Buffet lunch. A little pricey, but affordable, a little extra dollars in my pocket (no more high tourist-y prices at the church area). Try try.

Food!

Food!

Various poké, not fancy kine, ahi, fried tofu, mussel, and tako, not gourmet, basic poké. Not bad.

Breaded fish, teri chicken, pork and peas.

Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pies, and cakes (pink only in the SPAM islands) for dessert.

Again, not gourmet, more like upscale home cooking, fairly priced.

The “highpoint” of the detour, server gave me a container of koi food.

A zen experience

A zen experience

A bit of quiet and solitude in the middle of the urban jungle. a five-minute stay-cation.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” (Douglas Adams)

The Cat, while having not of big an adventure, still experienced “something”.

The view from the seminar room Breakfast provided Grilled Cheese and Clam Chowder (from Denny's)

The view from the seminar room
Breakfast provided
Grilled Cheese and Clam Chowder (from Denny’s)

The chef’s tasting dinner next.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Lunch Treat

Not overly, just a little bit, and only once in a great while.

Yesterday’s lunch. Rijo Restaurant.

Door

Door

Fresh Island Ahi Lunch Buffet. Magic words.

Green Salad
Tofu Quinoa Salad
Ahi Katsu
Ahi Molokai
Kinpira / Hijiki
Blackened Ahi
Ahi Poke
White & Brown Rice

Sashimi
Yaki Buta
Tonkatsu
Pork Kakuni
Teriyaki Shiokoji Chicken
Assorted Sushi Rolls

 

Mouse's Plate

Mouse’s Plate

Yes. Please. Thank you.

More of the same

More of the same

All the ahi was excellent, however, the highpoint for me was the pork kakuni.

Pork Kakuni

Pork Kakuni

Nom. Yum.

Winding down

Winding down

Ahi katsu with tarter sauce, and more pork kakuni. :)

Dessert

Signs

Dessert

Dessert

When is a beignet not a beignet?

Deep-Fried Coconut Bread Pudding

Deep-Fried Coconut Bread Pudding

Tricky. Tasty though.

Not an everyday lunch, but once in a blue moon.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Dinner, Labor Day Eve, Hakone. :)

A sampling of our eating.

Sashimi and Amazu Shoga (Japanese Pickled Ginger)

Sashimi and Amazu Shoga (Japanese Pickled Ginger)

Did you know I love pickled ginger? By the end of the dinner, the plate was empty. :)

The Mouse's salads

The Mouse’s salads

Messy but oh so tasty.

Hot Foods

Hot Foods

Steak, meatballs, tonkatsu, and fries (with mayonnaise).

Sunset

Sunset

While The Mouse is taking pictures of food (and eating), The Cat takes pictures of sunsets. Go figure.

The Cat's Food

The Cat’s Food

Dessert

Dessert

Chocolate cake and black sesame ice cream.

Coffee Jello

Coffee Jello

A nice way to end the meal.

Have a nice weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Chinese friends and relatives. The Cat made reservations.

Sign

Sign

For some reason, reminded me of a movie (forgot the name) where the mother burns Christmas dinner and the family ends up in a Chinese restaurant with a roast duck with the head still attached (was it “A Christmas Story”?).

Buffet only.

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Chinese char siu, stir-fried cabbage, potsticker, char siu bao bun, braised turnip, lion head, chicken and pomelo salad, steamed pork hash.

Most impressed with the chicken salad.

Chicken and Pomelo Salad

Chicken and Pomelo Salad

Something different, kinda fusion-y. I think I was the only one that liked it.

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

Round 2

Round 2

Can you tell, I really liked the salad.

Overall, I thought the food was pretty good, The Cat, not so much. There were a few glitches. Our reservation was at 2:00 pm. The restaurant was running out of some of the dishes. The restaurant also closed the line early. Missed dessert (although, from what we could see, dessert wasn’t much anyway, almond float and mango pudding). Still …

But we got to see friends and families.

On to the new year.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Silent Sunday

Last night’s dinner. The Cat’s friend’s last night before going home. Buffet night. Shutting up now.

Sign

Sign

Ikura and Uni Sushi

Ikura and Uni Gunkan Maki

Chawanmushi (steamed custard (savory))

Chawanmushi (steamed custard (savory))

The Mouse's "Salad"

The Mouse’s “Salad”

Shrimp Tempura with Radish and Green Onion Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Tempura with Radish and Green Onion Dipping Sauce

"Japanese Style" Fruit Cocktail

“Japanese Style” Fruit Cocktail

Pumpkin Flavored Mochi

Pumpkin Flavored Mochi

Big Yum

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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