Showing posts from October, 2011

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 Watch my answer to Traci Toguchi's "Question of the Day" 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 See What Jay Eats... For Starters A Sashimi Platter Selected by Sushi Chef Jay Ledee tuna, salmon, s

Maui Restaurant: Star Noodle

A Star in Maui? Yes! Lahaina is a special place for me, that's where my family is from. For me, going to Maui is like going home. I had heard about Star Noodle from my Hawaii foodie friends and when @DaniaEdibleHI suggested that we go during my visit, I knew it was a good choice. The restaurant is located in an industrial area, so I knew it would be good food. Think about it, it's not about a Front Street location, it's in an out of the way place and people are talking about it. When I think of 'home', I think of good food. I usually don't visit the same restaurant again in the same week. But the 3 days I spent on Maui, I visited Star Noodle 3 times. Hmm... See What Jay Eats... Asian Pear Lemonade I love it when restaurants create specialty drinks and combinations that not only sound appealing but great tasting too Salad Trio Spicy Namasu - Cucumber, Daikon, Carrot Star Kim Chee - Won Bok Cabbage, Ging

Hawaii Food Adventure: Day 9

Hawaii Food Adventure 2011 Day 9 Today is my last full day in Hawaii and I still have a lot to do. Started out the day in Wailuku and stopped off for some chow fun, since today (Thursday) is National Noodle Day. Ichiban Okazuya in Wailuku Open Monday to Friday Only Thanks to @grapevinehawaii for the suggestion Today is Noodle Day I ordered a medium chicken chow fun Too many good choices here... It has that homemade taste that reminded me of growing up and the flavor from Hawaii. Ichiban Okazuya 2133 Kaohu Street Wailuku, HI 96793 (808) 244-7276 Had one quick meeting and then I was done for the day. So, I treated myself to a Tasaka Guri Guri at the Maui Mall. Pineapple Guri Guri So good they named it twice... Two scoops for the road Heading back to Lahaina and to Star Noodle to celebrate National Noodle Day... Lunch Time! CranZu Cranberry Juice and Yuzu Local Green Sala

Hawaii Food Adventure: Day 8

Hawaii Food Adventure 2011 Day 8 It was a nice sunny day in Maui today. I met up with @grapevinehawaii (Bonnie Friedman) for lunch at Da Kitchen in Kahului. It's one of my favorite stops after leaving the Kahului airport. Kalua Pork Sandwich served with a green salad with papaya dressing Bonnie is a wealth of food knowledge and I enjoyed our FOOD conversation. Checkout her Maui food tours at " Tour Da Food " and something I'm doing on my next visit to Maui. Thanks Bonnie! Da Kitchen Cafe 425 Koloa Street Haleakala Highway Kahului, HI 96732 One of my childhood memories is having guri guri, it's a Maui thing... While I was in line at Tasaka, I was alerted on my iPhone that Steve Jobs had passed away. 2 Scoops of Strawberry $1.20 Cheers to steven p. jobs... Tasaka Guri Guri Maui Mall 70 E Kamehameha Ave Kahului, HI 96732 After lunch and taking care of some business, I heade