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Saturday schedule a little whacked. Didn’t get up as early as I wanted. Doctor appointment, errands, ended up at AJ’s Chinese Fast Food for their buffet.

Plate

Char siu with kogi bits :), grilled chicken, smashed cucumber, eggplant, smashed tofu with green onion, beef and broccoli.

Plate

Mushroom chicken, more beef and broccoli, more tofu.

One drawback of buffets, no take-home cat and mouse bags. Sigh.

Giant Pink Pig with Wings

At one of the shopping malls on the way to a Japanese grocery warehouse. Why is it here? I dunno. To remind us that anything is possible?

Gingerade

Office receptionist shared a bottle with The Mouse. Did taste “fermented” like ginger beer. Not bad, have an extra bottle for the cuz P.

Banana, Orange

Dinner lite.

Time to Zzzz.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not a Typo

Intrigued by the pictures and reviews on Yelp, tried here for lunch today.

Noren

Noren

Why hang Japanese kitchen curtains in a “Chinese” restaurant? Dunno, maybe it’s cheaper than hanging doors.

And who came up with the name? Sigh.

Anyway, the two signs outside enticed The Mouse.

OK ...

OK …

 

Even Better

Even Better

With the discount, price not much more than a “decent” plate lunch, and drinks and dessert included. The pake in The Mouse smiles.

What piqued The Mouse’s interest was the pictures and comments on their char siu and roast pork. So, The Mouse’s first plate.

Roast Pork, Char Siu, Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, Pot Stickers, Broccoli

Roast Pork, Char Siu, Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, Pot Stickers, Broccoli

Hmm. Roast pork was decent, can’t compare to still on the hook in Chinatown, but passable. The char siu? Meh. But (almost) any char siu is better than none.

Egg Fu Yung, Deep Fried Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stew, More Roast Pork

Egg Fu Yung, Deep Fried Tofu, Beef Broccoli,  Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stew, Mapo Tofu, More Roast Pork

Everything on the plate was serviceable, the surprise was the beef stew, must’ve been a really cheap cut of meat, but simmered for a loooooong time, “almost like buttah”. The cartiledge, fat, and little bit of meat melding together into a little bite of ahhh!

There was also a salad bar, but nothing for The Mouse to want to give up limited tummy space for.

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Was okay, too much corn starch.

Coconut Tapioca

Coconut Tapioca

 

Mung Bean Dessert Soup

Mung Bean Dessert Soup

The mung bean soup was pretty good.

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

All in all, not bad, not the greatest, but not bad. The restaurant has a contract with one of the Chinese airlines to feed the flight crew after all. Good thing there’s a Kama‘aina discount. Probably would feel different at full price.

Soda and tea included.

Try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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100 Sails

Waikiki Prince Hotel, newly renovated.

FKA Prince Court

FKA Prince Court

 

Interior

Interior

 

Condiments

Condiments

You know you’re in SPAMland when get chili peppa water and Hawaiian salt. Jus’ sayin’. 🙂

And poi!

And poi!

 

Tempura

Tempura

 

Poke, Kalua Pig, Salad

Poke, Kalua Pig, Salad

 

Poke Shooter

Poke Shooter

 

Inari Sushi, Chinese Steamed Fish with Cilantro

Inari Sushi, Chinese Steamed Fish with Cilantro

 

Oxtail Soup!

Oxtail Soup!

Highpoint of the buffet! Hee hee.

Dessert(s)

Dessert(s)

Bread pudding, coconut milk tapioca, lemon bar, fruit tart, red velvet cupcake, signature bread pudding.

Ala Wai Harbor

Ala Wai Harbor

Inspiration for the name?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Seafood!

Or is it seefood. Could be both? Hee hee.

Location

Location

Funny, two high end resorts have “casual” dining spots named “Plumeria”, go figure. Last night we were at the “Plumeria” at the Kahala Resort.

Food!

Food!

Salads, poke, sashimi, butterfish (braised with sun-dried tomato), Mac-nut crusted shutome, carving station, etc. Drool!

The Mouse's First Pass

The Mouse’s First Pass

A little bit of salad, nigiri sushi, sashimi, :).

Second Pass

Second Pass

Mac-nut crusted shutome, more poke, shrimp curry. Still noms.

More Sashimi, Herb-Crusted Roast Beef

More Sashimi, Herb-Crusted Roast Beef

And finally …

Sweets!

Sweets!

Pineapple chunks, chocolate mousse, mango pudding, brownie, and I forgot the last thing.

A good noms day.

I’ll get (and post) The Cat’s pictures later.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Checked out the golf course up the street.

Ko'olau Golf Club

Ko’olau Golf Club

Of course (no pun intended) had to stay for some breakfast.

Buffet

Buffet

Not gourmet, relatively “cheap eats”.

The restaurant was founded by Don Ho’s parents.

History

History

You remember Don Ho? Tiny Bubbles?

Property even has koi, and the restaurant lets you feed them.

Koi

Koi

A couple of hours, see something different in our “backyard”.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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