Hawaii Food Adventure
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.
Da Kitchen Cafe
425 Koloa Street
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
Cheers to steven p. jobs...
Tasaka Guri Guri
70 E Kamehameha Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
After lunch and taking care of some business, I headed to Kaanapali to meet up with my Seattle friend Matt. Haven't seen Matt in years and got to meet his family. Funny how we both traveled 2,500 miles from home to meet up.
Met up with @MauiShelley (Shelley Kekuna) from the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association at Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Maui for dinner.
Sushi Chef Jay Ledee
created a beautiful sashimi assortment
Tuna, salmon, red snapper, sea urchin, giant claim, yellowtail
with fresh wasabi
It was a great selection of fish,
this is why you always ask the chef.
As I've said before, I'm from LA and we get
great fish, but nothing like Hawaii...
Chef Jay created a Special Roll for us
Spicy tuna topped with a white fish and shiso leaves
It was a good combination
Enjoying a Great Maui Sunset
at the Hyatt Regency Maui
"The Catch of the Day"
It was right on...scallops and shrimp
it was really good!
Molokai Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Served with azuki beans and a shortbread cookie
My mom would love this dessert...
Shelley, I enjoyed our food, Maui, California, and Kaanapali conversation.
Hope to meet up again
@Chef_Jay, @MauiShelley, Chef Jay
Two Chef Jays in the Same Room?
That's why a picture was taken...
Chef Jay Ledee did a wonderful job
and the staff provided great service too...
Japengo is a place that I will return to on Maui
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
AND the Hyatt Regency Maui
has penguins at the resort,
I'll be back.
I love penguins and so do my nieces!
Hyatt Regency Maui
Chef Jay Ledee
Photos by Jay Terauchi