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  1. Okay, me and the wifey will be there for four nights, to include the big party. We've never been there before, and money is no object (within reason). Looking for suggestions , opinions, and descriptions!! Thanks!
  2. We've been using those lemons alot. I just zested one yesterday for my lamb chop herb rub for tonights Easter Feast. They do have a great flavor. Kind of like a cross between a lemon and a grapefruit. Happy Easter!!
  3. Lots of cools stuff Today: Butter Lettuce; Baby Spinach; Baby Swiss Chard; Thai Eggplant; Fiddlehead Ferns; Okra; Red and Green Peppers; Japanese Cucumbers; Leeks; Green Onions; Shallots; Tomatoes of various size and color; Fresh Turmeric; Fresh Italian Oregano; Rambutan; Bananas. We also got some Akamai Oat Cakes, and a bowl of Portuguese Bean Soup. Stopped at Kokua Market for their grand reopening today as well. Pretty interesting new deli section.
  4. Kara was packing up when we arrived, so we missed her this week. Where did you find the cauliflower? We've been looking for it but haven't seen it!
  5. Update: The big wave tomatoes are back, got some yellow cherries and some regular beefsteak kind, as well as some fresh Mozzarella. Also got Thai eggplant, red skin potatoes, cilantro, Italian parsley, green onions, broccoli, red and green peppers, some awesome jalapeños, thyme, zucchini, Japanese cucumbers, red leaf and romaine lettuce, bean sprouts, limes, Meyer and Lisbon lemons, fresh eggs, bananas, strawberries, and papayas. We were hungry so we got some Thai food from the nice couple who sells flowers and authentic Thai stuff, then we got a beignet. Got some cookin' to do this week!!
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    Reflections on brown butter

    Ahh, nostalgia. When I was growing up, Christmas Eve was spent by the entire extended family at my paternal grandparents, and the main course was pirogies. My grandmother would make two types, potato and cheese; and sauerkraut. The only condiment for these little pillows of deliciousness, was the topic of this thread. She would let the butter simmer slowly, and the result was a sweet caramelization without any burned or bitter taste. Nowadays, my grandparents have passed on, and my aunts and uncles now make the pirogies, however although they are great, they aren't the same. I too have made batches using the family recipe, but they are only a mere shadow of my grandmother's masterpieces. So brown your butter, but do it slowly. As far as I'm concerned, you're carrying on a great family tradition!!!
  7. 150 is Twenty-Eight Days Later.
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    New Restaurants to Report?

    Kiawe Grill is still the shiznikky. Had the Angus burger with bacon and cheese (and the electric shock paddles.) Some of my co-workers have been saying that their quality has been going downhill, but I don't see it. Still rocks as far as I'm concerned....a superior burger. Baale has awesome hot and sour soup. New Soba noodle place on Beachwalk is great. Been to the new Yard House about four times. Great beer selection and the food is pretty good for a chain. There's a new Katsu place opening on Beachwalk soon. Saw them doing the remodeling a few days ago. best pizza on the island still comes from my oven.....
  9. Shad roe, wrapped in bacon and broiled to perfection....with an icy cold Natty Boh.
  10. #129...The Lost Boys? One of the kids fed raw garlic disguised as grated parmesan to the guy courting his mom to see his reaction. Turns out he really was the vampire.
  11. They carry a pretty impressive array of Globals at the Williams and Sonoma at the Ala Moana mall, but you may have to start selling your plasma to afford them. I've got two, a 10 inch chef's knife and a huge 14 inch pig sticker, and I love them both. They're fully molded handle and blade and keep a great edge (and they're made in Japan), but some people don't like their balance. Hope this helps, Happy hunting!!
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    New Restaurants to Report?

    Tried the new Indian place at the Discovery Center on Ala Moana Blvd. More fare for the tourists. Food wasn't bad, but it was expensive and the naan was extra. I'll probably stick with the place across from Star Mkt over near University and King.
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    Oahu's Japanese Boom?

    I like Tokkuri Tei on Kapahulu (in the same strip mall as Dave's ice cream and Pappa John's pizza) and a new place on Ena Road in Waikiki, Chiba-Ken I think. As far as noodles, there's a pretty good place in the downstairs foodcourt near Kalakaua and Royal Hawaiian, but the name escapes me. The noodle place at the second floor of the Ewa end of the McCully Shopping center is really good too. Haven't been on the island long enough to be a truly familiar with other places, but I like the quality and the liberal pour with the Sake at Tokkuri Tei and Chiba-Ken. My two Yen.
  14. We got some of the Ho's farms tomatoes this week too. They had some good looking Japanese cucumbers, but we'd already bought some. We also got a bunch of herbs, some Thai eggplant, and some wing beans (!). Afterward, we had lunch at Soy to the World up in Manoa, but I have to say I was tempted by that burger and steak joint next to Taco Bell....I'll have to make a special trip up there for lunch one of these days. Also got some good Meyer lemons and some fresh bay leaves. Trying to figure out this weeks menu for dinners since we've got a friend coming in from the mainland. Good thing she likes to eat!! We're also partial to the NS Portuguese sausage over the Kukui Sausage Company. Almost forgot...we finally checked out Tamura's in Kaimuki. Awesome selection of gourmet stuff. Bought some spicy anchovies and fresh mozzarella...bring on the pizza!
  15. I would eat your dogs' food....with a cold Longboard Lager, and I wouldn't even have to be that hungry! Sounds like you had a good take too!!! I'd buy some plants myself, but I travel quite a bit and I'm sure I'd find some sad brown sticks where my parsley used to be when I came back from a trip. Sometimes when the cherry tomatoes look really good, I buy a crapload, and oven dry them overnight. Just slice the little buggers in half, toss 'em in olive oil, sprinkle wit da local kine salt, and set the oven to the lowest setting. put them on a cookie sheet face-up, and roast 'em overnight. You're house will smell like Italy in the morning, and they keep for about a week in the fridge (although they've never lasted that long in our house) As for the tofu, you can go straight to the source at the Manoa shopping center. They've got take-out food too, like wraps and really good desserts. If you're up that way, you should give it a look.
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