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The Mouse saw this place featured on one of the food show and wanted to try.

Sign

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Outside

Not resort, neighborhood. Side of the highway. “Off the beaten path” you might say.

Inside, like walking into someone’s garage, converted into a kitchen/dining area. Super quaint/rustic.

The Spread

The menu, super simple. Lau lau, kalua pig with cabbage, rice, poi, lomi salmon, mac salad, haupia, kalolo. The Mouse thinks we ordered everything on the menu.

Awesome food. Again, not “gourmet”, but down-home real food.

According to a friend that lives nearby, they often sell out. Good for them.

If there is another opportunity, The Mouse will be back. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Treats

The Cat’s

Kalua pork and cabbage, all rice.

The Mouse’s

Lau lau, kalua pork and cabbage (kalua pork not offered), rice, onions, sea salt, lomi salmon.

Nom!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Local neighborhood take-out joint. Used to frequent under previous owner. After ownership changed, Yelp reviews were not favorable.

After yesterday’s dentist “ordeal” needed comfort food. Impromptu “give it a shot”.

Sign

Previous name was May May BBQ, go figure.

Went with one of The Mouse’s “benchmark” (is this the correct use of the word?) dishes to determine the establishment’s “cred”. Sorry TMI.

“Kalua Pork” and Cabbage

Okay, The Mouse is getting technical here, but this one of The Mouse’s favorite dishes, so each chef “gotta get it right”. Pork was not done in an imu, definite liquid smoke taste. But, flavor was well balanced, not too salty, good porky flavor. Meat was tender but not “fall apart”, a good thing. Cabbage to meat ratio was good (could’ve used a little bit more cabbage, but minor). I know right? Since when is too much meat a bad thing, In this case, in The Mouse’s opinion, if the Kalua pork is well seasoned, ratio of meat to cabbage should be about 1/3 to 2/3. Overall though, good job. On the “order again” list.

And since I was there, and lunch was late, and teeth were somewhat clean (I know, The Mouse is just rationalizing, Hee hee).

Deep Fried “Gau Gee” and Steamed Pork Hash

Gau gee was another winner, fresh fried, still tongue burning hot, “glass shattering: crispy. Pork hash was more “meh”. Not bad, but The Mouse has had better.

Heading to the new Morimoto (Iron Chef) spot tonight. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Over carbed? Maybe just a little bit. But they were all “brown”. (Sheepish grin).

Ran some “errands”. Washed towels at the laundromat. Our washer doesn’t like towels (bedsheets too for that matter).

While waiting …

SPAM Breakfast

Brown rice, easy over eggs, fried SPAM, whole wheat toast (buttered). Mix the eggs with the rice, SPAM between toast slices. Big nom! Socks not off, but close.

See movie. Wonder Woman. IMHO, more of a hero (like in Greek poems) movie than a “superhero” movie. Definitely, socks off.

“Late” lunch. After the movie.

Ko‘olau Drive Inn. Just to try.

Kalua Pork and Cabbage
Lau Lau Combo with Brown Rice

The kalua pork and cabbage, excellently prepared. One of the best. Lau lau was decent (a little too much pork for The Mouse’s taste, but I’m being picky).

After those two “epic” carb loaded meals, dinner was celery sticks. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Been anticipating the opening of Bob’s Bar-B-Que over on this side of the mountain for a while. Drove by the other day and noticed the open sign. 🙂

Planned on visiting today.

One of the hot items at the campus cafeteria was kalua pork and cabbage. Hmm, I could make a theme. Home lunch (which is nothing to sneeze at, leftover kau yuk, brown rice, and Japanese salted cabbage) is deferred until tomorrow.

Kalua Pork and Cabbage

Sometimes, The Mouse likes more cabbage than pork, today’s ratio of more pork to cabbage was perfect (kinda weird day and work).

A quick check on Yelp to see how the new Bob’s is doing. Oh oh, two and a half stars. One their first week? Maybe their first week has a lot of bugs to work out. A scan of the reviews didn’t look too promising, one review included a picture of a yellow card from the health department. “Danger Will Robinson”.

That kalua pork themed post is looking a little shaky.

Okay, the original Bob’s is a slight detour on the way home.

Original Bob’s

A quick check in their window …

Safe

An order of the kalua pig sandwich.

Bun got a little soggy (with the pork jus) on the drive home. It’s all good.

Kalua Pig Sandwich, Local Orange, Shiso Leaf

Nom!

Inquired with the server as to the situation with the new restaurant. It’s a franchise. Explains a lot. Hope they iron out the bugs, bad reviews and yellow card on their opening week … first impressions count.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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