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Walnuts

Found a bag of walnuts at the back of my pantry...it has turned rancid. Any idea whether this wonderful nuts can be salvaged or it has to be thrown away, which will break my heart...

about 19 hours ago
roro808 in General Topics

MARUKAME

I like this place very much and surprise no one talked about it in this forum. Located at the corner of Hotel/Fort Streets, this udon place made fresh udon in the store and the udon garlic chicken salad is very good at a good price of only $5.90. Take outs are served outside the store by Hotel St curb and inside you will find more Japanese style tidbits at a very affordable price. The service is amazingly quick and courteous. Try it.

Jun 20, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

HSIN TUNG YANG - Fried Fish

A friend gave me a can of this item. When I opened it, the fried fish is actually in the form of grounded fried fish with some other items. What can I do with this beside using it for toppings for tofu?

Thank you.

Jun 13, 2015
roro808 in General Topics

Legend Seafood (Oahu): "Best Dim Sum"?

Thank you -- car would be better for office luncheon.

Mar 29, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Legend Seafood (Oahu): "Best Dim Sum"?

Where exactly is Nice Day and is it walking distance from Downtown? I so long for dim sum with less or no MSG! Thanks.

Mar 29, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Legend Seafood (Oahu): "Best Dim Sum"?

With recent disappointment with Mei Sum, will try Legend next.

Mar 29, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Oahu - best dim sum; lunch by Diamond Head?

Had office lunch two weeks ago... was very disappointed with Mei Sum. We had ten people with reservation, the service was very slow. Ordered the legendary hot sour soup, taste like boiled socks with hot sauce thrown in. Won't go there anymore. Mandalay, here I come.

Mar 29, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Los Chaparros Restaurant [Honolulu]

No CHer ever been to this place? Interesting, indeed.

Mar 11, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Los Chaparros Restaurant [Honolulu]

A friend of mine swears that this restaurant serves the best Mexican food in town.... any comments? If it is that good, I certainly am willing to try it.

Mar 09, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

What to do with Trader Joes Pound Plus chocolate bar?

Better yet, warm it up with some wine so it is more liquidy and not dried up right away.... Yummy...

Mar 07, 2015
roro808 in Home Cooking

CHEESE CAKE

I am not a cheese cake person, but yesterday had crème bulee and passionfruit cheese cake from Cake Envy and it made me a believer!! Has anyone had a good experience?

Feb 21, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Several Oahu restaurant questions

Invite me to Le Bistro, any time !!

Feb 20, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

chinese salted duck eggs, 1000yr eggs

It's available in most Chinatown Chinese groceries... not other ethnic groceries, though.

Feb 14, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Several Oahu restaurant questions

Some restaurants should stay small and not expand too much and lost control of the business. I think this is what happened. I too had to wait for a while between meals....and waitress was no where to be seen.

Feb 08, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Several Oahu restaurant questions

My favorite shrimp truck on the north shore is Macky's--located at the entrance of Haleiwa town, coming from Mililani side. The shrimps are big and generous portion. For Japanese food, I would go to Yohei on Dillingham Blvd.

Feb 08, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Several Oahu restaurant questions

+1

Feb 07, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

Several Oahu restaurant questions

The first time I had dinner @ Alan Wong was a very sad experience. First of all, they did not have sherry for my cocktail, secondly, the crab appetizer (I forgot the name) was too salty, prompting me to mention it to the waiter. The night manager came to apologize and took 10% off our bill. It is not the 10% discount, it is the enjoyment of dinner I was looking for in a high end restaurant. Else, I would go to a neighborhood cheaper place with no expectation. How can they not have sherry?

Feb 07, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii
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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
roro808 in Hawaii

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
roro808 in Hawaii

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
roro808 in Home Cooking

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
roro808 in Home Cooking
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Chinese restaurants in and near Honolulu?

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

Jan 10, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

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
roro808 in Hawaii

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
roro808 in Home Cooking

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
roro808 in Home Cooking

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
roro808 in Hawaii

Mid-range on Waikiki?

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

Jan 02, 2015
roro808 in Hawaii

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
roro808 in Home Cooking

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
roro808 in Home Cooking

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

Will it help using pressure cooker?

Jan 02, 2015
roro808 in General Topics