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Another Sweet Wednesday!

This Time The Flavor is... Candy Cane!

Nina has done it again...

Candy Cane Cotton Candy
Great candy cane flavor...

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Nothing tastier than Candy Cane during this time of year...

Love the Mini Tasty Tubs, but they come in larger tubs too...

The Exclusive Holiday Flavors Cinnamon Apple Candy Cane Apple Pie

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Delicious Dumpling Tour

All I heard was dumplings and I was in...
Met up with Six Taste Food Tours for their "Delicious Dumpling" tour in Arcadia, just East of Pasadena. This tour was to experience Taiwanese cuisine, culture, and a chance to meet other foodies. Our group was 8 people and with large appetites, we headed out to sample the best and most popular dishes in this Taiwanese neighborhood.

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Our first stop, the world famous Din Tai Fung.

Our guide Michael Lin giving us Din Tai Fung information before attacking the dumplings.

Appetizer Course
Blanched cucumbers in a sesame chili oil
Michael pointed out that in Chinese cooking, vegetables are not served raw, they're either stir-fried, steamed, or blanched.

Shanghai Rice Cake
Michael gave us a quick lesson on tea etiquette and the correct way to flag down a server in a busy restaurant.

Pork Chop Fried Rice
This is one of my favorite Din Tai Fung dishes, the pork chop isn't greasy and well cooked.

Xiao Long Bao Juicy Pork Dumplings (soup d…

Gourmet Menu in the Sky?

YES, if you're flying ANA to Japan!

All Nippon Airways
"Inspiration of Japan"
Announcing new products and services. at the JW Marriott at LA Live

ANA's Business Class
A section of the Business Class was mocked up with the latest cabin products and services.
Service will be introduced on January 21, 2012 on the Los Angeles to Narita (Tokyo) route, aboard the Boeing 777-300ER
In addition to greatly enhanced seating, entertainment, and comfort; a new menu created by Chefs Yuji Wakiya and Masayasu Yonemura.

Some of the many selections to choose from on ANA's Business Class menu.
Entrees can be selected on an Ala Carte basis
Who else does this at 39,000 feet?

Lunch is Served!

Not your typical airplane meal. But when you fly to Japan on ANA, the meal is inspired by modern Japanese cuisine...

Congratulations to the Chefs on a wonderful gourmet menu in the sky!

Grilled Scallops

Honolulu Food Truck: Ono To Go

Voted 2011 Best New Food Truck by Nonstop Honolulu

Ono To Go*

This is not your typical plate lunch truck (now place) AND they have my favorite Kiawe grilled meats...
You can taste the quality of their food too as they use a quality white rice, Kokuho Rose and Gen Ji Mai for brown rice.

Pulehu Salt Rub Short Ribs Bowl cooked on a Kiawe grill with their famous macaroni salad
This was my favorite, the meat was well seasoned and very tasty.
Will have to try the "Sampler" with all four Kiawe grilled items next time

Besides the Kiawe grilled items, look for these Ono to Go Specialties:

Poke Bowl Combo* with Kalua Pork
They make poke to order, so be patient.

Oven Roasted Turkey "Tuesday's Special"
They run out, so get there early...

Other specialties to look for:
Grilled Pork Medallions Teri Steak Teri Citrus Furikake Salmon

Ono To Go
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Taco Friday!

A Breakfast Taco Friday!
In the Spring, I made tacos for the staff at a restaurant I was consulting. They liked them so much, they asked me to make tacos for them the following Friday too. Either that or they thought they could talk me into cooking for them...
Thinking about those days, I made some for breakfast this morning. With some leftover chorizo, lettuce, and Jack cheese, that memory turned into breakfast. Trying to imagine what they would have been if I had leftover fried chicken???

Friday's Breakfast Tacos

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Happy Friday!
Carne Asada Tacos
Photo by Jay Terauchi (c) Kahuna of the Kitchen

Maui Restaurant: Japengo

Japengo Hyatt Regency Maui
I love going to resorts and spending lazy days lounging around. When the sun goes down, it's time for some good food and Maui is one of those places.
Japengo isn't the typical hotel restaurant that serves seafood because that's what guests want on an island. They use Hawaii's locally grown products to showcase the many modern Asian-inspired dishes with a Hawaiian flair. Be prepared for a unique Pacific Rim dining experience.

Entrance to Japengo
As you enter Japengo, you're taken to a place that seems like a far away modern Japanese village.
But the stunning sunsets and warm Hawaiian hospitality reminds you that you're on Maui.

First Stop is the Moon Bar

Superfruit Nigori
absolut berri acai, momokawa pearl nigori sake, fresh lime, cranberry
A must have cocktail

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For Starters
A Sashimi Platter Selected by Sushi Chef Jay Ledee
tuna, salmon, snapper, sea urchin, yellowtail, and giant clam
The seafood served here is top notch

The Sushi…