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Big Island Road Trip report 8/17-8/24

Great report

Aug 27, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii
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Halo Halo in Oahu

The halo halo at jolibees on dillingham wasn't bad. Maybe not the best. I recommend drive through.

Aug 09, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Late evening on the West Side

My cousin will be at Koolina next week but has meetings in town from 10am to 8pm. Will anything still be open by the time she gets back to that side? Also any idea how long it's going to take her in the morning to get to town. What about evening traffic?

Aug 09, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

It's nice to know we don't have to agree on everything. LOL

Jul 30, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Just a little bit more - oops

That's not a little bit more, that's just right.

Jul 19, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Good points, and part of the answer lies in what, if any adult beverages are included in the price. I know if it was you, mr manomin, and me we could have problems at $100/pp at Big City Diner some nights. LOL

Jul 19, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Where to eat in East Waikiki

Is there some reason few people mention South Shore Grill in here? My personal favorite on Monsarat ave.

Jul 19, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Just a little bit more - oops

I scorched dinner tonight. Not badly. Barely noticeable, but there just the same. Makes me wonder how many good meals have been either tainted or outright wrecked by just a little bit more. A touch more salt, a little warner burner, a bit more sherry, a tiny bit more oregano, a few more minutes in the oven. When do we learn that enough is enough?

Jul 17, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

Great input. I guess I could have mentioned it's for a get together and I'm assigned to make one loaf of breads worth of sandwiches. At say 10 sandwiches (to be quartered) a dozen eggs isn't going to be enough. 18 - 24 would be better - and leave me with leftovers. :-)

Jul 16, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Itinerary Review (Kauai, Oaho, Big Island)

And ssince this was posted the second Liliha Bakery has opened on Nimitz in the old Sam Chois accross from City Mill.

Jul 16, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Assume you are familiar with the usual suspects, Roy's, Alan Wongs, Mavro, Azure. Aloha attire would be fine at any of them. Also worth considering are Michele's, Hau Tree Lanai, the Bistto, 12th Avenue Grill, Duc's Bistro, Hoku's,

$100pp might be pushing it in the first group, quite doable in the second.

Jul 16, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

I've seen mayo, relish, celery, olives, onions, yogurt, pimentos, cream cheese, hummus, radish, cottage cheese, ricotta, curry paste, shredded cheese - not all on the same sandwich mind you. Oh, and of course bacon bits. Some people apparently can't conceive the idea of eggs without bacon.

Jul 15, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

One seems kinda skimpy. I suppose it depends how much filler is added.

Jul 14, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Domestically Disabled

My grandmother taught me that the single most important skill in the kitchen was READING.

If you can read you can cook. If course she assumed that included following the recipes. Start with something you like, hopefully something simple. Read 3 or 4 recipes for that dish to get an idea of what it's all about. Then pick the one with the clearest directions and follow it to the letter. Now is not the time to be creative or to take bits and pieces from different recipes. That comes later when you have more experience.

If you follow the directions, don't substitute the ingredients, and take the time to do each step deliberately - especially any prep work then your meal should turn out fine.

In the meantime pay attention to what you eat when you go out. Watch old episodes of Julia Child's The French Chef or Alton Browns Good Eats. Both were designed to give basic skills and a basic understanding of how cooking works.

And finally don't be overwhelmed by your mistakes. If it's a total disaster call for pizza and while you wait go re read the recipe to figure out where you went wrong (oh, it was supposed to be a teaspoon of salt, not a tablespoon)

Good Luck & Enjoy

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I happen to be making a batch right now

Jul 08, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Looks exactly like any bread pudding I ever had

Jul 08, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Cheap Foods that Become Popular

Friends of mine had the same result. When they figured the cost per egg they gave all the chickens away

Jul 08, 2014
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You may laugh at me, but please stop long enough to answer my question

This thread is proof that old discussions remain valid indefinitely

Jul 07, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Dish for a Potluck after a Memorial Service?

Corn bread, Greek salad, chow mein, cole slaw, baked beans, spam musubi. Almost anything will be good as long as the chicken. After 4 hours at room temperature all of it but the breads become suspect.

Jul 07, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Potato Salad - What Lurks

Fourth of July has come and gone. What sorts of odd/ unusual/ surprising add-ins did you find, or put, in the potato or macaroni salad?

One that I tried had those mixed frozen vegetables from Costco, along with shredded cucumber. The odd ingredient though were the scrambled eggs. Perhaps someone ran out if time to hard cook them, or maybe an old family tradition (from the time great aunt Matilda ran out of time)

Jul 06, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Where to eat what in Honolulu

Yes, a few mistakes, and I have to admit to not eating at any of the places you listed, except Highway Inn (the new one on Ala Moana) and it would take wild horses to drag me back there.

Jul 06, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Writing a post on Chowhound...and then deleting it before posting.

Surely you jest!

Jun 26, 2014
KaimukiMan in Site Talk

Rice & Beans in Burritos in the US vs. Mexico - Why?

Growing up in the SF Bay Area in the 60's I don't remember ever being served a burrito (my favorite order at the time) with rice or beans inside. Ground beef, shredded beef, cubed beef, lots of sauce, almost dry, etc. but never rice or beans.

Jun 21, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

I guess I never had a good scallop. A tasteless circle of white fish. Unremarkable in texture or appearance. Certainly not unpleasant in any way. Just a seafood mcnugget

Jun 07, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

BIRTHDAY TREATS

Sad to say that the reports are that LaMariana has really slipped food wise. My last visit was about. 2 years ago, and things weren't great then, although that authentic south seas tiki bar atmosphere is unmatched anywhere. Too many people feel unsafe in that area

Jun 07, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Honolulu trip report - Dapuma Live

Scott sadly is correct. There was a time ... but that was a long time ago

Mar 22, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Ethnic and other affordable eating options near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

The closest is Wailana coffee shop. Stick to breakfast items. Affordable and ethnic, leave Waikiki. Check prices for a one week bus pass, easy to get to alamoana/keeamoku and to ward centers

Mar 22, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Where can I purchase a good quality pastrami?

Sad to say, but you won't. The best you are going to find will be boars head or one of the supermarket alternatives. Sandwiches are outside Hawaii's otherwise diverse culinary traditions. Or as a friend used to like to say "no rice?, it's not a meal."

Mar 22, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Honolulu trip report - Dapuma Live

You mean there are places that don't use plastic greens? I've found then to be quite ubiquitous.

Mar 18, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Gifts from California

Anything from TJ is likely to. Be greatly welcomed. Nuts, cookies, dried fruit, etc etc etc

Mar 18, 2014
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