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agu a ramen bistro

"Tonkatsu"? Don't you mean "tonkotsu"?

Jan 22, 2014
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Hy's Waikiki - Gets More Disappointing with Each Visit

I hope it was just an off night. I have not been there in years and it is contraindicated by my budget these days but it was always great to me.

Also, in today's paper, there was an article about the impending closing of Futaba (my mother's favorite restaurant). The tie-in is that the article mentions the son of the Futaba owners is a manager at Hy's.

Jan 15, 2014
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Yeah my comment about Orange Cty was wrong. I just remember seeing it as I was headed south some years ago.

Jan 12, 2014
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

FWIW, King's has a huge bakery in Orange County (CA)

Jan 03, 2014
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors (and Poke) Now Open on Maui

> lots of crunchy seaweed, maybe a bit too much

LOL! Local folks complain that we cannot get enough limu. It's more expensive than the fish. When I was a kid, it was the other way around.

Dec 26, 2013
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Authentic Saimin around Kihei?

When you go to a place that has really salty broth, most likely it's a sign they are using hon dashi rather that making their own the real old fashioned way. (My grandmother and mother ran a small saimin "stand" and made their own broth.)

Dec 02, 2013
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Central Union Church area

Last time I had the saimin at Zippy's, the noodles were a solid block of starch. Noodles were fused together. Called the waitress over. Stuck one chopstick in the wad of noodles and lifted the whole thing up. She took it back.

If that is a signature dish, they need better penmanship.

Dec 02, 2013
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

Central Union Church area

Both are equally vile

Dec 02, 2013
WaipahuDog in Hawaii

zippy's vineyard opening on monday 11/4/13

A Zippy's winery. What a frightening thought.

Nov 20, 2013
WaipahuDog in Hawaii