Hawaii Food Adventure: Day 4

Hawaii Food Adventure
Day 4

I had two items on my schedule today, one is a saimin tweet-up at Dillingham Saimin and the other is tonight's Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival, one of the main reasons why I'm here.

On my way to Dillingham Saimin, I thought the area seemed really familiar and remembered there's a manapua place nearby. The second block I drove down, FOUND IT!

Libby's Manapua Shop
410 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 841-2253

Tuesday - Sunday
6 am to 2 pm

Three Pork Manapua, two pork hash, and two halfmoons

Once I got my manapua, I headed back to Dillingham Saimin. A few people were already there and got to meet everyone. But lunch was all about saimin...

Kim Chee Saimin
with won tons

I thought to try something different this time

With Beef Sticks

Thanks for joining the saimin fun!**

It was great meeting everyone and
thanks to @parkrat for setting it up.

Dillingham Saimin
1425 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 841-7233

What's a trip to Kalihi without stopping off at Alicia's Market?

Poke, Poke, Poke...

Roasted Pork

One of the best...

Wasabi Masago Ahi Poke
1/2 lb

One of their specialties
and my favorite one here...

Sweet Onion Tako Poke
1/2 lb

The best thing about ordering both of these,
you can eat them together...

Alicia's Market
267 Mokauea Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 841-1921

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm

Getting ready for tonight's festival...

Pre Game Snack...

Why am I eating when there's going to be a lot of great food
from world-class chefs from around the world

When it comes to eating, sometimes
there isn't a logical answer...

'Grand Tasting Event'
prepared by 15 celebrity chefs
at the

Home to Resort Star

"From Mauka to Makai: Hawai'i's Sustainable Future"

Ahupua'a on the Great Lawn at
Hilton Hawaiian Village

I work a lot of these events,
but tonight I'm not cooking.

It was good to enter through the
Front Door

Some of you know what I mean...

One of the first people I see?*

My Friend Robbyn!

With Ed Kenny

Had met Ed in LA in June and
wanted to visit his restaurant, Town.

Had dinner there last night, unfortunately
he was at another event and I missed him.

Town is now one of my favorite Honolulu
restaurants, see last night's dinner

Ed Kenney

Shaved Hog Head

Loved this dish...

Ed Kenney

Crispy Shinsato Pigs' Feet
Hashimoto Farm Persimmon Mostarda,
Ma'o organic chicories

Sunset at
Hilton Hawaiian Village

Dean Fearing

Chicken Fried Big Island Quail
with Fearing's Cornbread Pudding
and Texas Barbecue Sauce

@turkeyboy808, @Chef_Jay, Roy Yamaguchi, Courtney*

Congratulating Chef Roy Yamaguchi
on a great event!

Roy Yamaguchi
(Event Co-Chair)
Roy's Restaurant
Hawaii and Worldwide

"Spaghetti and Meatball"
Hawaiian Red Veal Tartare, Nalo shiso,
and Chili Noodles

With Peter Merriman***

I've been to a few of Peter's restaurants throughout
the islands and have missed him each time,
not this time...

Peter Merriman

Hawaiian Ginger Braised Maui Cattle
Beef Cheek and Hamakua Mushrooms,
eggplant, and tomato

The beef was so tender...

Michael Nischan
Dressing Room

Chopped Salad and Ribs

A Beautiful Evening
with Great Food!

Thanks Dara for introducing me to Hoegaarden beer

A product sponsorship deal perhaps?

Philppe Padovani
Padovani's Grill

Great Chocolates!

John Besh
Besh Restaurant Group
New Orleans

Slow cooked Molokai Shrimp and Andouille over
Baked Jalapeño Cheese Grits

I love seafood and grits!

It was an honor meeting Chef Hubert Keller

Enough said...

Got to watch PR Guru Candice work her magic!****

BTW, haven't forgotten about Mochi Day...

Had to get a picture with @RebeccaPang,
we were introduced to each other at least 3 times tonight.

Just to let everyone know that we've met...

A Spectacular Ending
to a Great Evening!*

Times are changing, Hawaii isn't just about
loco moco and SPAM musubi anymore.

It's amazing what happens when local
farmers, ranchers, and chefs get together
to produce something magical.

Tonight was a celebration,
"Taste Our Love for the Land"

It was an Incredible Evening!

Other participating chefs:

Michael Cimarusti
Los Angeles

Celestino Drago
Celestino Drago Restaurant Group
Los Angeles

Michael Ginor
Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Lola
New York

George Mavrothalassitis
Chef Mavro Restaurant

Rich Moonen
Rick Moonen's rm seafood
Las Vegas

Jeffrey Vigilla
Hilton Hawaiian Village

Marcel Vigneron
Top Chef
Marcel's Quantum Kitchen
Los Angeles

Alan Wong
Alan Wong's


Roy Yamaguchi
Alan Wong
Denise Hayashi
the world-class chefs
Hilton Hawaiian Village
and all of the volunteers
for a great event

Photos by Jay Terauchi
*Photos by @turkeyboy808
**Photo by @parkrat
***Photos by @roysrob
****Photo by @Kraughto
©Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats


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