Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hawaii Food Adventure: Day 8

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Hawaii Food Adventure
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

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 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"

Shelley's Recommendation
"Chow Fun"
1/2 Order

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
(808) 661-1234

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

Michael Jokovich
Cindy Dugan
Chef Jay Ledee

Shelley Kekuna

Photos by Jay Terauchi
©Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats

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