Friday, October 7, 2011

Hawaii Food Adventure: Day 9

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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 Salad

Waipoli Mixed Greens, Shiso Ranch Dressing



Miso Salmon

Charbroiled with a Su-Miso Sauce
and cooked just right.

Looked so good the other night, that I had to try it.
Delicious!


After lunch I headed to a favorite place on Maui...



Kapalua transformed itself from
a pineapple plantation to a resort

It continues to transform itself,
new buildings since my last visit...

I love driving through here and
have enjoyed watching a couple
of golf tournaments here too


Office Road
(Just up the street from the Ritz Carlton)

Home to the Honolua Store



A place to get a quick lunch, snacks for the beach,
a T-shirt for afterwards, and gifts.


I was meeting Aimee (@lifeinparadise) for dinner and to discuss some biz. Since it was National Noodle Day, she suggested on Star Noodle. No complaints from me, since I haven't tried all of their noodle dishes yet and didn't have any at lunch (only breakfast).



Star Noodle
is located in an industrial area,
just so you know you're heading in the right direction.


I really like Star Noodle, the restaurant has a good vibe, the staff is well trained and friendly, the food is creative, and the menu makes sense. I usually don't go back to the same restaurant in the same week, let alone for both lunch and dinner on the same day. This should tell you something...



The kitchen sent out a compressed
watermelon and tuna starter for us

It was a nice way to start off noodle night...



Hapa Ramen

Pork broth, roast pork, poached egg, bamboo shoots,
fish cake, baby bok choy, mayu, spicy aka miso



Singapore Noodles

Vermicelli, chicken, shrimp, vegetables


Happy National Noodle Day!


Just as we were leaving the dining room, I saw my friend Matt from Seattle with his family, met up with them in Kaanapali the day before. He took my Star Noodle recommendation and got the family there to try, told them that I've been there three times in three days. I was able to introduce them to Chef Sheldon Simeon and glad that they got to have the malasadas...

Speaking of Chef Sheldon, he gave us a behind the scenes tour and insight to their new restaurant, opening very soon. I'll have more information in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.



@lifeinparadise, Chef Sheldon Simeon, @Chef_Jay
in the Star Noodle kitchen.

Thanks to @DaniaEdibleHI
for the introduction to Star Noodle
and
@lifeinparadise
for suggesting we go on National Noodle Day!


286 Kupuohi
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 667-5400




If you visit Star Noodle, please tell Chef Sheldon that
Chef Jay says hello...



Maui No Ka Oui

It's now time to pack for home...


Photos by Jay Terauchi
©Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats

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