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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

to what effect?

Dec 13, 2014
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Bar Hopping Around Oahu

try the group bicycle that stops at multiple bars either in the kakaako area or waikiki area. the seats are arranged in an oval around a bar and most of the seats have pedals. you can't drink on the bike in honolulu, although other places allow it, but they hit a good number of drink spots. cheaper than a limo and more fun, no waiting in lines at the bars and guaranteed seats/tables.

Dec 13, 2014
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Thanksgiving turkey packages, any experiences?

My parents' friends got their spread from Safeway!! I was surprised, as I was told they were getting the food from there by the wife a few days prior, but I thought she was joking! We got to the party and there was the turkey in a Safeway container! Although nowhere near as good as my mom's homemade turkey when she does it right, it was better than my mom's turkey when it comes out bad (which is infrequent, and usually limited to the breast meat being dry)... The sides were ok too, cranberry sauce recommended, gravy spot on. I enjoyed the food and the company quite a lot.

MAny years ago, my popo took a bunch of us to Zippys for Thanksgiving dinner cause no one felt like cooking a turkey that day, and the food was decent diner food and we had fun not doing dishes. Sounds like they must have improved over the years.

Dec 01, 2014
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where to get modern products brand brewer's yeast?

emailed them.

does anyone else use brewer's yeast?

Nov 30, 2014
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where to get modern products brand brewer's yeast?

i bought modern products brand brewer's yeast from either whole foods or huckleberry and like the nutty flavor. it comes in a gradated brown cylinder like a cheap parmesan cheese can.

whole foods, down to earth, kokua market don't have it now.

anyone know where to get some of it?

or a similar tasting brand? NOW brand tastes like beer and kal brand tastes cheesy.

Nov 30, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Oahu, Thanksgiving week 2014

just ate at the pig and the lady. the dishes and drinks are incredibly inventive and unique in addition to tasting great, but quite rich and don't think i could eat there often.

the presentation of the works was beautiful, a huge beef bone boiled in a gingery broth like hawaiian oxtail soup (no soup included). marrow scooped out tableside. uni butter plus marrow plus truffle oil and truffles on bread created a sensation the chinese call 'nau.'

had the gnocchi and p&l pho. pho was very good, would order again and try the other types of noodles they serve based on that. mom commented that the broth was too spicy. gnocchi was good, unique sauce, gladly eat again, but not a must try. i removed some of the fresh fennel sprinkled on the dish, as i don't like too strong of a licorice flavor, and the amount left added to the taste of the dish.

dad's pork was the favorite. fatty with a tasty sauce.

checked off list of places to try, but new dishes to try added, and i would like to taste the lunch menu, esp. the creative bahn mi sandwiches. you will have a fun time eating here, the atmosphere is energetic and pleasant, and the staff is friendly, the owner is present and smiling.

Nov 23, 2014
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Oahu, Thanksgiving week 2014

add eggy to the yeasty flavor. malasadas are a treat.

the extra walk will help them burn off the calories from the malasadas!

Nov 23, 2014
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KC Drive In Rumor?

their waffle dogs are overrated, but i miss the restaurant. we get the dogs from golf tournaments, and they are such a good idea, but don't taste that great.

surprisingly, puka dog / aloha dog sounds unappetizing, esp. the wacky fruit relishes, but the flavors and the puka bun work and taste delish.

Nov 22, 2014
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Oahu, Thanksgiving week 2014

if you want shave ice, you have to try uncle clay's in aina haina (east side). no other shave ice will do; if you try them, you will be sorely disappointed. or...if you try them first, you will appreciate uncle clay's that much more.

for malasadas, leonard's, champion, and agnes each have their own appeal. champion is on beretania less than a mile from leonard's (i'm guessing). the order of yeasty flavor goes: leonard's > champion > agnes. the order of exterior crunch is reversed: agnes > champion > leonard's. agnes' outside will even stay crunchy locked in a steamy car for an hour. they are all soft and fluffy in the center, leonard's w/out a crunch. you must try them all.

Nov 17, 2014
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Oahu with a big group

we need more reviews like yours w/video!

Aug 15, 2014
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best dutched cocoa powder available on oahu

tried valrhona, love it, will never go back to non-dutched cocoa for brownies.

also available locally is guittard, cocoa barry, and droste. has anyone had experience using any of these compared to valrhona?

Jul 21, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

valrhona cocoa powder on oahu?

ty too, hardly go to ala moana anymore, surprised to have a williams sonoma here!

Jul 18, 2014
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valrhona cocoa powder on oahu?

thank you, r fields has it, and a dollar cheaper than amazon.

i will check EC and hopefully they sell it by the kilo for a reasonable price... it is that good.

this cocoa makes the deepest, darkest fudgy brownies.

eventually i will do a comparison with other dutch processed cocoas, but valrhona sets the bar high

Jul 18, 2014
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valrhona cocoa powder on oahu?

anyone use this dutch processed cocoa powder? i want to try it.

Jul 14, 2014
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Oahu with a big group

cheesecake factory doesn't take reservations and there is always a wait.

big city diner is pretty good.

Jun 21, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Oahu with a big group

have you done robot sushi? sushi on plates goes around the restaurant on a conveyor belt. price is per plate. there are several genki sushi places near ala moana. no reservations iirc, but you should double check.

there is makitti in waikiki, a buffet with foods from around the world with a hello kitty theme. just get the buffet and not the extra "prime rib."

Jun 19, 2014
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Good food in Kapolei?

Kapiolani community college has the largest farmers market. there is a large whole foods at nearby kahala mall.

again recommend kualoa ranch beef, esp if you're on the windward side to get to whole foods in kailua. also a farmers market at windward mall.

there's a thread on collectives which deliver local produce boxes.

Jun 11, 2014
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Good food in Kapolei?

lots of farmers' markets all over the island.

eat the street is a monthly gathering of food trucks in kakaako, sometimes they will have an extra meet in kapolei or another central or west side location. streetgrindz.com.

kualoa ranch on the windward side has grass fed beef you can order via there website but must grab it from their location. i recommend it, and depending on the cut, it can be cheaper than the supermarket.

abuse the search function, there are many great threads on each of the categories you listed.

welcome to the islands. serg's in manoa or waimanalo is where you can get your mexican fix...

Jun 08, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Aloha Hawaii! Please Critique SF Chowhounds' Visit to Kauai and Maui for Next Week!

when i lived in nyc i didn't go to many fancy restaurants. had peter luger's 3 course meal for $20 on special, loved this tapas bar in my neighborhood when i was in brooklyn heights - they closed. went to gotham once. i lived above blue water grill at union square, ate there several times. when i went for a visit i ate at smith and wollenskys.

i recall visiting a manhattan cowboy bar with a gaudy red interior and a red covered wagon hanging from the ceiling. definitely not fancy, but i kind of wonder where it was/what it was called, i was in a haze at the time. any guesses?

ty for clearing that up, lol, been telling everyone it was on kauai.

May 26, 2014
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Aloha Hawaii! Please Critique SF Chowhounds' Visit to Kauai and Maui for Next Week!

eric ripert? oahu boy here and don't know him. also have not yet been to AW or nobu. we live in town, but you'd be surprised at some of the rural areas. i lived in kahaluu til i was ~4, and it gets more rural than that! i do have memories of a kauai trip long ago, the highlight of which was a phallic rock.

May 26, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Aloha Hawaii! Please Critique SF Chowhounds' Visit to Kauai and Maui for Next Week!

i generally prefer cookies chewy, but kauai kookies are decent. i do taste the guava, somewhat mild.

if you are ever on oahu and 'cookies by clyde' are available, snatch them up; all the flavors are excellent. although crunchy, they are some of the best cookies i have ever had. i am not sure who clyde is, and have heard many rumors, but apparently he makes his cookies only for certain occasions and events, esp fundraisers.

May 25, 2014
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Suggestions for a long stay on oahu and maui?

2001-2002. morning glass did get the idea from shopsins, there was an article review where they acknowledged their inspiration. i miss nyc sometimes.

May 23, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Suggestions for a long stay on oahu and maui?

french toast w/taro bread is good too, great idea kathryn.

have you tried eggs, rice, and spam for breakfast, lol? mcdonald's has it on their menu, but i'd switch up the spam for portuguese sausage.

also make sure to try a loco moco while you're here, hamburger patty over rice topped with a fried egg and brown gravy.

something i want to try is mac and cheese pancakes at morning glass cafe.

May 22, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Hawai'ian Source for Black 'Awa?

does awa/kava have a strong effect for you two?

i have drank it before and aside from some numbing in the mouth, did not feel much.

May 21, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

dat cajun guy

has anyone tried this place in haleiwa by the shrimp trucks? their shrimp po boy looks delicious.

May 21, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

Suggestions for a long stay on oahu and maui?

ease her into raw fish by introducing her to seared ahi sashimi. when you get fresh raw fish, the taste and texture is incredible.

in addition to ono seafood (best poke, they use sashimi grade ahi), try uncles: http://www.unclesfishmarket.com/. short drive from waikiki. their poke tower is excellent. for this dish they also use sashimi grade ahi. you can find aforementioned seared ahi sashimi here, and they have a large menu of more familiar dishes.

nicos, which i have yet to try, is next door.

May 21, 2014
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jollibee on king/dillingham/liliha

and hot dogs.

May 14, 2014
indelibledotink in Hawaii

jollibee on king/dillingham/liliha

ate there for the first time today.

ordered a cheeseburger and two pieces of dark meat chicken.

cheeseburger was mcdonalds-like bun, similar chewiness, ok. (i did not eat the bun, but visually examined it and tore it into pieces for my dog and got a feeling for the texture.) slice cheese was orange american. dollup of thousand island (no pickles) dressing. patty was on the thin side. i observed the meat was grey/green upon inspecting a cross-section. gross-looking, but tasted ok. i suspect a vegetable is mixed with the meat, but that's just conjecture. $1.49. this was the most basic burger.

chicken was a drumstick and thigh. unlike max's of manila, the chicken is american southern style. i rate it as even with church's, which is my preferred chain. plain but good. salty, a nice level, and juicy. skin is identical to my memory of church's. $2.09/piece, expensive. their posted menu lists mainly combo meals, i am not sure if they do buckets and quantity pricing. manager said coupons would be available in the future. update: buckets seem to be offered based on a web search. also forgot to mention they offer a cup of brown gravy with chicken, which i liked quite a bit, and used the leftovers for a riceless locomoco.

they also have spaghetti (filipino/local style hybrid from the pics) and desserts. i would like to try both the spaghetti and their desserts when i'm at the maintenance stage of atkin's.

would i have the chicken again at a lower price? emphatic yes, although i don't often eat fried chicken. burgers? i suppose, if i'm buying chicken and already there and have an uncontrollable burger urge, but chances are 99.9% against.

May 14, 2014
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Outer Island Dinner rec (Not Oahu!) Need you rec for da bestest!

yeah, my parents just turned 60 and 61 and they're not old at all. (i'm gonna be 34 this year.) when you're a kid, though, 60 sounds old.

May 12, 2014
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Outer Island Dinner rec (Not Oahu!) Need you rec for da bestest!

ah, dinner would be endangered birds and their eggs, then.

ty for explaining!

May 11, 2014
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