Showing posts from November, 2011

Delicious Dumpling Tour

All I heard was dumplings and I was in...
Met up with Six Taste Food Tours for their "Delicious Dumpling" tour in Arcadia, just East of Pasadena. This tour was to experience Taiwanese cuisine, culture, and a chance to meet other foodies. Our group was 8 people and with large appetites, we headed out to sample the best and most popular dishes in this Taiwanese neighborhood.

See What Jay Eats...
Our first stop, the world famous Din Tai Fung.

Our guide Michael Lin giving us Din Tai Fung information before attacking the dumplings.

Appetizer Course
Blanched cucumbers in a sesame chili oil
Michael pointed out that in Chinese cooking, vegetables are not served raw, they're either stir-fried, steamed, or blanched.

Shanghai Rice Cake
Michael gave us a quick lesson on tea etiquette and the correct way to flag down a server in a busy restaurant.

Pork Chop Fried Rice
This is one of my favorite Din Tai Fung dishes, the pork chop isn't greasy and well cooked.

Xiao Long Bao Juicy Pork Dumplings (soup d…

Gourmet Menu in the Sky?

YES, if you're flying ANA to Japan!

All Nippon Airways
"Inspiration of Japan"
Announcing new products and services. at the JW Marriott at LA Live

ANA's Business Class
A section of the Business Class was mocked up with the latest cabin products and services.
Service will be introduced on January 21, 2012 on the Los Angeles to Narita (Tokyo) route, aboard the Boeing 777-300ER
In addition to greatly enhanced seating, entertainment, and comfort; a new menu created by Chefs Yuji Wakiya and Masayasu Yonemura.

Some of the many selections to choose from on ANA's Business Class menu.
Entrees can be selected on an Ala Carte basis
Who else does this at 39,000 feet?

Lunch is Served!

Not your typical airplane meal. But when you fly to Japan on ANA, the meal is inspired by modern Japanese cuisine...

Congratulations to the Chefs on a wonderful gourmet menu in the sky!

Grilled Scallops

Honolulu Food Truck: Ono To Go

Voted 2011 Best New Food Truck by Nonstop Honolulu

Ono To Go*

This is not your typical plate lunch truck (now place) AND they have my favorite Kiawe grilled meats...
You can taste the quality of their food too as they use a quality white rice, Kokuho Rose and Gen Ji Mai for brown rice.

Pulehu Salt Rub Short Ribs Bowl cooked on a Kiawe grill with their famous macaroni salad
This was my favorite, the meat was well seasoned and very tasty.
Will have to try the "Sampler" with all four Kiawe grilled items next time

Besides the Kiawe grilled items, look for these Ono to Go Specialties:

Poke Bowl Combo* with Kalua Pork
They make poke to order, so be patient.

Oven Roasted Turkey "Tuesday's Special"
They run out, so get there early...

Other specialties to look for:
Grilled Pork Medallions Teri Steak Teri Citrus Furikake Salmon

Ono To Go
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