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Searching for Hidden Gems on the North Shore, Oahu

My fav. shrimp truck is Mckeys - the first site, on the right side, at the entrance of Haleiwa Town from Mililani side. Big generous portions and fast service.

Jan 25, 2015
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Searching for Hidden Gems on the North Shore, Oahu

Hiking: Kahana Valley - intermediate hike. Crossing cool river and ends in a nice water hole. Going through bamboo forest is nice. Bring own lunch. Check the website: http://htmclub.org for group hiking, which is very much recommended.

Jan 24, 2015
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How do you prepare Foie Gras ? And what do you serve with it .

I vote for this one. The simpler the better. Had the same thing all over Paris and it was delicious. Just add green salad with simple vinaigrette. And a nice white wine, of course!

Jan 16, 2015
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Marinating Chicken Adobo

I would also score the chicken so the marinade seeps in...tastier that way. Best way to marinade it is in a ziplock bag and massage the spices into the chicken.

Jan 12, 2015
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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

I actually miss Mini Garden in Chinatown ! Best noodles in town.

Jan 10, 2015
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Mid-range on Waikiki?

Famous Thai Chef, Chai's, recently opened in Waikiki. A compendium of local/thai food with reasonable prices are offered. Located at 1910 Ala Moana Boulevard, previously Singha Restaurant.

http://www.chaiswaikiki.com/

Jan 02, 2015
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Beet Hummus

It IS farmer's market price....LOL :) Perhaps throw in some cumin will also mask the canny taste...will certainly try to make it that way.

Jan 02, 2015
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Beet Hummus

Living in Hawaii proves that fresh beets are so much more expensive... it is almost $4/lb including green, while a can of beets is 99cents. Aaaah, the high cost of living in Hawaii !

Jan 02, 2015
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Lunch in/near HNL?

La Marina on Sand Island Access Road... just a hop away from the airport. Good old Hawaiian style eatery.

Jan 02, 2015
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Mid-range on Waikiki?

What kind of food do you prefer? There are so many to choose from.

Jan 02, 2015
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Beet Hummus

I cheat, in that, I boiled some beets, chopped it up, run in the food processor and mix with store-bought hummus. Adjust seasonings to your taste. The chick pea hummus will eliminate the earthy taste of the beets. You can add more EVO, lemon or garlic to your taste. Serve with pita chips.

Jan 02, 2015
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Beet Hummus

I have made beet hummus with freshly boiled beets and it is yummy.... Anyone tried it with canned beets which is so much cheaper than fresh beets.

Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

Will it help using pressure cooker?

Jan 02, 2015
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What am I doing wrong? Dried beans / garbanzo / chick peas / lentils

Isn't the beauty of dried beans is the chewy texture itself? After I get used to cooking dried beans, I never go back to canned beans... which are too soft for my taste.

Jan 01, 2015
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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

Also depends where you will be staying? I also like Little Village in Chinatown.

Dec 14, 2014
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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

Will try Dew Drop Inn one of these days....

Dec 02, 2014
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Curry paste

Oooops, my bad !!! It is Kekaulike St./Mall....:)

Nov 30, 2014
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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

The Mandalay on Alakea Street is my fav. Also good dim sum with moderate price.

Nov 30, 2014
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Curry paste

The Chinese grocery store in Chinatown; he corner of King/Kealakekua St. has various Thai and Vietnamese style curry paste and powder. I also vote for Asian market on S. Beretania St.

Nov 30, 2014
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BREAD MACHINE ??

Hmmh -- interesting. I will try it. I am trying not to use the conditioner, but will have to try it. Thanks.

Oct 05, 2014
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BREAD MACHINE ??

I have been using breadmachine for some time. But, it always come out dense. I follow the manufacturer's recipe. Any help to improve is appreciated. Thanks.

Oct 05, 2014
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Spatchcocked Turkey advice needed - any success stories and tips?

I have been spatchcocking my turkey for many many years and always very happy with the results. Shorter time and crispier skin. Would not go back to regular whole turkey roast.

Oct 05, 2014
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Oahu - best dim sum; lunch by Diamond Head?

Mandalay is good, but I will stick with Mei Sum...

Sep 30, 2014
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Tangzhong Roux FAQ

I have had white bread made this way since I was young (and I am a baby boomer)... The method was popularized by the Japanese name, Hokkaido Bread.

Aug 18, 2014
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Tangzhong Roux FAQ

My fav recipe for baking bread.... it always comes out softer than regular bread. Using milk liquid makes it creamier.

Aug 16, 2014
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I bought frozen mussels before I knew any better

Use them as you would make clam sauce for pasta. I made clam chowder (mussel chowder?) once, and it was delic. Or, if you are into Asian cooking, you can do curry with coconut milk. Be warned .. don't cook too long, else it will be rubbery.

Aug 09, 2014
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Aloha from NYC! What did you stock up for the Hurricane to eat?

Sardines, of course.... (and for some folks: spam!)

Aug 08, 2014
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When is Fong's Meat Market open?

I could not imagine a Chinese restaurant operating two days in a week !! LOL

Aug 08, 2014
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Brie

Natuerlich! Now, why don't I think that....:) Will be in the menu soon....

Aug 06, 2014
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Brie

I have a wedge of somewhat old riped brie that tasted too strong just to put on cracker. What else can I do with it without throwing it away?

Aug 05, 2014
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