Mich made some andasu (abura miso) and gave me a jar. She followed Kat's recipe found here. Mich is diabetic so she lessened the sugar. She also no like ginger, so she substituted garlic instead. As soon as I opened the jar and took a whiff, I started salivating. Ho da smelled so good.
I thought it would be good in some saimin, so I added it to my home lunch a few days later.
In fact, I made three . . . one for me, one for Mich and one for CQ. I used Sun Noodle frozen saimin from Costco. We microwaved some water and added the dashi pack when came time for eat . . . not exactly right from the stove, but still was ono.
Thanks Mich!! And you too Kat, for providing the recipe!!
I think the name of this was Honey Biscuit. It has the word "Biscuit" in it anyway. It is so so so so ono! I don't know how to describe it . . . it's buttery, sweet, soft, a bit custardy. It's not like a biscuit at all . . . more bready. They sell it at Boulangerie Bakery which is on the corner of King and Kaheka. It's kinda expensive - $3.50. But it's big so you can half it with somebody. You gotta go in the morning though. By mid day it's usually sold out.
Say what? Puff Paratha? Never heard of it? Me too . . . until pal Shar told me about it. It comes frozen, five in a pack. Around $4 . . . I think . . . I kinda forget already.
She directed me to this obscure (to me) Asian-type market on Kaumualii Street. I loved the market . . . it's spacious and clean and got all kine stuff.
I was shocked when I opened up the package. I didn't expect it to be doughy, so I had thrown it into the 'fridge instead of the freezer when I got home. Each piece comes sandwiched between plastic sheets and WHEN FROZEN easily peels off.
I fried it up in a little bit (no need too much) of Hokkaido butter (because I have!!!). It puffs up and browns in seconds.
Aunty had it with her hamburger stew. I've eaten it several times already. I looooooove it. I gotta go back and buy some more. Here's the hamburger stew recipe if you like um: Jalna's Hamburger Stew.
I don't know of anyone else who can single-handedly pull off something like this, but Leslie can. She organized an Olympic-like competition for the people of our office. We met this past Sunday at Ala Moana Beach Park. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Leslie, for all of your hard work. We got to enjoy a bit of exercise, a lot of fun and choke good food.