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Koi Palace - Dragon Beard Candy

Went this past weekend to Koi Palace to check out the dragon beard candy. They sell it only on the weekends (Sat and Sun). As has been mentioned, there is a chef making the candy behind a plastic window near the cashier so it's quite interesting to watch. They come in a plastic container and cost $1 a piece. They are about the size of a mini shredded wheat, kinda small. It was nice to try for a first time, I gave one to a friend from taiwan and she mentioned it compared favorably with the ones she used to get. Glad I didn't go there for dinner because it was a madhouse Sunday night. Wall-to-wall people waiting for a table. Is the food that good?

Mar 28, 2007
rc50 in San Francisco Bay Area

Food festivals

Does anyone know of upcoming food festivals in the bay area? Will be visiting next weekend 3/23 to 3/27.

Thanks

Mar 17, 2007
rc50 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dragon's Beard Candy in Honolulu?

Going to be visiting San Fran next week- trying to find out if anyone knows if dragon's beard candy is available in Hawaii. There is currently a discussion regarding it in the bay area. If we can't get it in Hawaii will try and look for it in San Fran Chinatown- something fun to bring back home here in Honolulu.

Mar 16, 2007
rc50 in U.S. Elsewhere Archive

Koi Palace - Dragon Beard Candy

Now this sounds like something that might be fun to bring home. Will be visiting the city next week for a few days- does anyone know if this candy is available in SF Chinatown?

Mar 16, 2007
rc50 in San Francisco Bay Area

Tonbuta Hitsumabushi

Thank you for response! Yes, this is the one. When I visit Tokyo in November I am determined to try this restaurant. Thank you for the help!

Sep 15, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Tonbuta Hitsumabushi

Recently saw a show on television that talked about a restaurant in the Akabane Iwabuchi area of northern Tokyo. They specialized in a Nagoya Pork dish called Tonbuta Hitsumabushi. It looked really good and when we get to Japan we want to get to the restaurant. Would anyone know which restaurant in the area might be the one?

Thank you-

Sep 14, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Dim Sum in Honolulu?

Other possibilities- all quite good but will very in price.

1) Happy Day restaurant 3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666. Located in Kaimuki

2) Hee Hing- 449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544. Located near Waikiki.

3) RoyalGarden (Ala Moana Hotel) 410 Atkinson Drive- 942-7788 The hotel next to Ala Moana shopping center. Kinda pricy but good.

Enjoy!

Aug 16, 2006
rc50 in U.S. Elsewhere Archive

Moo Moo paradise and other cheap eats

Uogashizushi will be on our list of "must try eats".
Thank you!

Aug 10, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Moo Moo paradise and other cheap eats

Thanks again Silverjay-
Will be in Tokyo in November. Will check past posts on Tokyo. Thank you for putting us in the right direction. One last question. Are there favorite eating spots that you alwys zero-in on when in Tokyo?

Thanks-

Aug 09, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Moo Moo paradise and other cheap eats

Hi Siverjay-
Thanks for the response. We will be staying at the Kitcho Hotel located at 2-32-8 Ningyo-cho, Nihonbashi. Do you have a current favorite sushi restaurant?

Aug 09, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Oahu farmers markets, fruits & veggies?

Hope this post isn't too late. Kapiolani Community College at the base of Diamond Head has a great open market where they sell fruits, veggies and prepared foods and treats. Lots of free parking and you can go hiking in Diamond Head after checking out the open market! The open market is held Saturday mornings from about 8 to 11am. Go early to get the best selection. If you have a sweet tooth there are several bakery type items that you can't get at a store type location.

Aloha and enjoy!

Aug 08, 2006
rc50 in U.S. Elsewhere Archive

Moo Moo paradise and other cheap eats

The excitement is growing as our trip to Tokyo gets closer. Because we will be in Tokyo for only about a week, we are trying to zero in on a good tonkatsu restaurant near (walking distance) of the subway routes. Also hoping to get comments from the Tokyo Chowhounds regarding "Moo Moo Paradise" restaurant which we have been told is a good all you can eat shabu shabu restaurant. Lastly, regarding sushi restaurants, what would be considered a good deal in terms of cost for nigiri sushi plates? (example, toro and hamachi ).

Thank you!

Aug 08, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Hakone favorites

Will be visiting Hakone beginning of November and staying at the Fujiya Hotel. Any favorite restaurants in the area that won't break the bank?

Thanks-

Jul 31, 2006
rc50 in Japan

Bopkas and black and white cookies

Will be visiting New York in the fall. Wanted to try the Seinfeld standbys. Where would the best bopkas and black and white cookies be found in New York?
Thanks-

Jul 14, 2006
rc50 in Manhattan

Strategic chowhound planning

Is Gray's Papaya all over the city? How's Ray's Pizza in Greenwich Village?

Jul 12, 2006
rc50 in Manhattan

Strategic chowhound planning

Wll be in New York in November for about five days. Wanted to try eating places that are NY old established favorites. For instance, planning to try Katz for deli sandwiches. Any old established favorites that you New York Chowhounds could recommend- that you would take a visitor to experience the flavor of New York? Not looking for the pricy stuff- more the mom and pop or older eastablished neighborhood stuff.

Thanks-

Jul 12, 2006
rc50 in Manhattan

Cheap Breakfast/Coffee Shops near MSG

Check out the Cosmic Coffee Shop at 132 W 31st Street near Penn station. The stereotypical "greasy spoon" but quite clean and the breakfasts are great. they have some specials for less than $5 but the portions are nice. Look for the neon sign. Definitely not Starbucks.

Jul 12, 2006
rc50 in Manhattan

Honolulu

A good Chinese restaurant near Waikiki on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki is "Bamboo House" Restaurant. Their Garlic Prawns, dry bean with minced pork and salt pepper sea bass are first rate! This is a small "mom and pop" Chinese restaurant located in the Kapahulu area.

Located close by is "Ono Hawaiian Foods" another small restaurant that has good Hawaiian food. The lau laus (pork/fish wrapped in ti leaves and steamed) are HUGE and should be ordered on the side rather than one for each person.

Parking is on street so give yourself some time to find parking. If you are staying at a hotel near the Diamond Head side of Waikiki, it might give you a pleasent walk to the area. If it gets too late you can always catch a cab after dinner. Both places are also open for lunch.

Happy eating!

RC50

Bamboo House
740 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu- 732-2229

Ono Hawaiian Foods
726 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu- 737-2275

Jul 12, 2006
rc50 in Hawaii