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Eat the Street - March 2012

This Month's Theme: Japan

This is my second Eat The Street Got to see some old friends and made some new ones too

BTW, the food was pretty good too...

Monthly Event in Honolulu
This month, forty food trucks and food booths set up in a Kakaako parking lot for some good grinds.

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Cooking up some empanadas

Shiitake Mushroom Empanadas from Camile's on Wheels "Special for the Event"

Furikake Rice Crispy Treat from the Fairy Cake Truck

Special Bento Box Dessert Sampler "Special for the Event"

I LOVED the Lemon Squares!

MOMO Burger Truck

MOMO-Chi Burger "Special for this Event"
mochi frico, nametake mushrooms, negi aioli, and heri nori.
Nice crunch with the mochi frico

It's starting to get crowded

At the Sweet Revenge Truck

Honolulu Restaurant: Sushi Izakaya Gaku

Not your typical Japanese restaurant...
Only Better!

Met up with an old friend @onokinegrindz and new friend @konish for a different Japanese experience. I've had Japanese food all over the place, even Japan, and Sushi Izakaya Gaku doesn't have the typical Japanese menu. Since it's an Izakaya, the menu is more Japanese tapas or small plates and great for sharing.
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What kind of beer do you order when you're at a Japanese restaurant in Hawaii? A Kona Longboard
I can get Sapparo, Asahi, and Kirin at any sushi place...

Hamachi Tartare
Served with a quail egg, masago, and green onions.
Very nice flavor

Sweet Japanese omelet
I usually don't order this, since most chefs today don't know how to make it.
This was one of the best I've had outside of Japan.

It was dried and toasted, nice seasoning.

Great smoky flavor

Beef Tataki
Besides the nice presentation, it tasted as good as it looks...
Served with a special sweet soy sauce

Rock Cod
Steamed in a ver

Ramen Monday - March 5

Gyoza Ramen
March is National Noodle Month!

Today is Ramen Monday and I'm in a Hurry! So, I'm having my gyoza in the soup. I don't have time to wait for my order to be served in two parts.

The thing I don't get is why Japanese open ramen restaurants in the U.S.? In Japan, they have ramen shops where you'd sit at the counter and service is fast. When ramen shops open here, they slow down the process and takes 15-20 minutes to serve ramen? It should take no more than 5 minutes to serve ramen, the noodles take 3-4 minutes to cook. If you've had Vietnamese pho, you know what I mean...
I don't know, maybe I'm asking too much... What do you think?
Just a Noodle Rant...

Happy National Noodle Month!

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