Enter the MODERN Dragon: Morimoto and Friends

After a full day at "The Bounty of He'eia" excursion, it's on to the first night of Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival.  "The MODERN Dragon: Morimoto and Friends" presented by Hawaiian Airlines, is tonight's Asian inspired theme celebrating the Year of the Dragon!  

Since I'm a Dragon, I took special interest in the evening...

See What Jay Eats...

Photo by Ed Morita

East meets West
at the MODERN Honolulu

Photo by Ed Morita
Some of the night's participating chefs

(Left - Right)  Roy Yamaguchi, Ming Tsai, Masaharu Morimoto, 
Alan Wong, Hiroyuki Sakai, Chai Chaowasaree, Roy Choi, 
and Sang Yoon.

Photo by Ed Morita
Fish Taco

Chef Masaharu Morimoto
Morimoto Waikiki

Photo by Ed Morita
Event Co-Founder Chef Roy Yamaguchi 
with Hawaii New Now's Guy Hagi,
tonight's MC

Seafood Tower

Chef Scott Toner
The MODERN Honolulu

Photo by Melissa Chang
Running into Honolulu's own @turkeyboy808!

Photo by Ed Morita
Chef Roy Choi
Kogi BBQ, Chego
Los Angeles

LA's Represented!

Photo by Ed Morita
Pork Belly
by Chef Roy Choi

Photo by Ed Morita
Chef Ming Tsai
preparing his 
Foie Gras Fried Rice with Ahi

One of my favorites of the evening

Photo by Melissa Chang
Finally meeting @ayathefob IRL...

Big Island Abalone

Chef Chai Chaowasaree
Chai's Island Bistro, Singha Thai Cuisine

Another one of my favorites...

Chef Joanne Chang
Flour Baker+Cafe, Myers + Chang

Serving her Pavlova dessert and homemade oreo cookies.

Pavlova with Fresh Island Fruit

Chef Joanne Chang
Flour Bakery+Cafe, Myers + Chang

A pavlova is a meringue type dessert that held up
pretty well in the Hawaiian humidity.  Chef Chang
did a great job adjusting to the climate and was
a nice dessert after a full evening.

It was a nice evening running into old friends and meeting new ones, a great start to the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival.  Can't wait to see what Day 2 has in store, beginning with the "Mix with the Masters" event in the morning.

See Melissa Chang's post
"Did this: Enter The Modern Dragon"

Ed Morita's post


Special Thanks to
Ed Morita, Melissa Chang
who allowed me to use some of their pictures,
due to a storage issue.

NOTE:  I was a guest of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau,
Oahu Visitors Bureau, and their partners.
I thank them for the invitation and their hospitality.
All comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.

Photos by Jay Terauchi
unless otherwise noted


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