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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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Need to use 600g/21 oz. of Valbreso Feta before it expires 08/17/2014

Drain it and freeze on ice tray. Of, about fancy raita... yoghurt cucumber feta and top with some spicy herb... Serve with crudité platter in a hot day. Should be very refreshing.

Jul 29, 2014
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Le Nonne update

Thanks for the update... I am not surprised! Cannot even survive one year operation. Price is just too high for the regular folks in Kapolei with little choices of menu - compared to Assaggio. I will miss the outside seating with the nice view of the Kapolei park....

Jul 22, 2014
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Milk Bread

Just to let you know that I just sliced a piece of the Hokkaido bread from the bread machine. The tang zhong really made it supple and velvety, although, I must admit, hand knead is better. Oh well, it'll do.for now. I will improve in time.

Jul 17, 2014
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Milk Bread

I have a very tiny kitchen and not much counter space to do kneading by hand...hence the bread machine. That's the price of average living in metro Honolulu !

Jul 17, 2014
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Need ideas for coconut Thai seasoning blend

I would make curried lentil or other beans, such as chickpeas, kidney beans etc. with it. Should be delicious if you throw some firm tofu in it or fresh green beans or long beans, or any other veg of your choice.

Jul 17, 2014
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Milk Bread

Will try that... thanks, Antilope.....:) Can't wait to bake it.

Jul 17, 2014
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Milk Bread

Thanks..but I use the Breadman -- not big enough to place 9x5 inch loaf pan. I will figure out how to use the recipe -- see how it works out.

Jul 17, 2014
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Milk Bread

Also known as Hokkaido Bread using tang zhong. Seeking in vain for this recipe but using bread machine. Anybody? Thanks in advance.

Jul 17, 2014
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top fine dining restaurant on Oahu as of May 2014

Check 53 By the Sea....

Jul 10, 2014
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Good Cheap eats on west side of Oahu

Great report! If you want to avoid crowds and just relax,, the west side resorts are the places to go...and relax (or Turtle Bay Hilton on the north shore...). Unfortunately these resorts can't compete with the Waikiki resorts--foodwise, that is.

Jun 27, 2014
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Uses for Maggi Seasoning

I use it since childhood -- just liking using soy sauce. Taste great on hot rice!

Jun 25, 2014
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Good Cheap eats on west side of Oahu

Next time, try the Napoleon' Bakery's coconut pastry... it really is delicious. Haven't had it for a while since watching my calories.....LOL

Jun 24, 2014
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Good Cheap eats on west side of Oahu

Oops...need to add: We have two grocery stores in KapoleiL Safeway and Foodland, and of course, Costco -- where you can purchase food from their deli's. And, favorite restaurant for residents: Zippy's - a chain local food where you can dine in a clean and friendly atmosphere, and they also have bakery -- their coconut pastry is to die for. Try them.

Jun 24, 2014
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Good Cheap eats on west side of Oahu

Welcome to West Oahu.... Kapolei is the second city, and it is only about 5 miles from Ko Olina. There are several restaurants in the area:
1. Chinese (5)
2. Thai-Laotian (1)
3. Vietnamese (3)
3. Korean (2)
4. Italian (2)
5. Organic Deli (1)
6. Japanese curry / noodle house (at leasat 3)
7. Pizza (Brick Oven, Pizza Hut,, Papa Johns)
8. Local food (several)
9. Chain restaurants (Chili's, Denny's, Ruby's)
10. Sushi restaurants (at least 3)
11. Mexican (1)
12. Other fast foods restaurants...
13. Starbucks (2)
14... others that I miss....

Of course in a hurry, there is the Ko Olina Village with several restaurants as well... though not too much varieties.

These restaurants are mostly located in the various shopping centers in Kapolei. And, if you want to venture further, Waipahu City is only about 12 miles from Ko Olina and they too have several ethnic restaurants. Have fun!

Please visit these paces...

Jun 24, 2014
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