Friday, October 14, 2011

Maui Restaurant: Star Noodle

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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, Ginger, Garlic
Pohole Salad - Hana Fiddle Head Fern, Maui Onion, Shrimp, Konbu

A great starter and chance to
sample different salads


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

It was a refreshing start



Local Green Salad

Waipoi Mixed Greens, Shiso Ranch Dressing



Miso Salmon

Charbroiled with a Su-Miso Sauce
and cooked just right

October is National Seafood Month,
so celebrated at Star



Hapa Ramen

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



Brussels Sprouts

Pan roasted, Bacon, Kim Chee Puree

I believe that it's now a weekly special,
so ask it they have it

I'm not really a Brussels Sprout fan, but
the leaves are crispy with a great flavor,
a MUST try!



Garlic Noodles

Fresh & Fried Garlic, Garlic Oil, Dashi, Scallions

One of their specialities and MUST order


Singapore Noodles

Vermicelli, chicken, shrimp, vegetables



Malasadas

Served with butterscotch caramel sauce, peanuts, and chocolate sauce

The second time I was here, overheard a couple tell the server
that they were here for the special dessert.
They ordered the malasadas and were very happy with it.
You could tell by all of the sugar on their faces...



Star Made Ice Creams

Ginger, Pineapple Li Hing Mui, and Green Apple

Great Flavors!



With @lifeinparadise and Chef Sheldon Simeon
in the Star Noodle kitchen

Chef Sheldon gave us a tour of the kitchen
and all of the prep for their other restaurants,
including Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop.



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





I really enjoyed everything that I had at Star Noodle. The restaurant has a good vibe, the staff is well trained and friendly, the food is creative, and the menu makes sense.

If more restaurants were like this, I wouldn't have any clients. Maybe, I'll just keep Star Noodle as my secret place that I'll enjoy when on my trips to Maui.


Chef Sheldon has moved on to other restaurants,




Photos by Jay Terauchi
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Jay Eats Worldwide

1 comment:

Dania said...

Aloha Chef Jay! Great post and perfect reminder of our trip to Star Noodle. We are so blessed to have this gem of a restaurant on Maui. In a few weeks they will open their new restaurant Leoda's...savory and sweet pies. Come back to Maui...let's eat!