Tuesday, April 5, 2016


I admit . . . sometimes I can get carried away . . . and so it is with eggs lately.  I've been picking up my Waimana eggs from the open market at Kaiser High School on Tuesdays. The market is open from 4 pm to 7 pm. The large eggs are $10 for a tray of 2 1/2 dozen.  Medium eggs are $8 for the same amount. Not bad yah?  And they're fresh fresh fresh. They're safe to eat raw for 2 weeks and good for everything else for 45 days.


I've been curious about how these eggs taste raw so I decided to be brave and try it with hot-off-the-grill sukiyaki meat. I got the meat from Costco. 

The tofu, mushrooms, won bok, bok choy, and konyaku noodles came from Marukai. Landon decided that dunking into just the yolks was best so he separated the yolks from the whites. 

I mostly followed the recipe from here to prepare the sukiyaki, but I did enhance the broth with this Yamasa brand Sukiyaki Sauce, also from Marukai. This sauce is made using Tamari shoyu. You can find out more about Tamari here

I'd been wanting to get an electric skillet for a long time so I decided to bite the bullet and get a good one from Amazon.

It worked REALLY good . . . five-star good. I spent big $$$$, but it was worth it. It was actually $10 cheaper than at Marukai. You can check it out here

The verdict?  UMAMI ONOLICIOUS. No stink raw-egg smell that we're normally used to. 

And look at this rice. Nice yah. I found instructions on how to make good rice here.  Basically, you rinse the rice until the water is clear and then you let it dry for 1/2 hour. Wha???  Yah, dry um.  Then you soak in water for at least 1/2 hour before cooking. I've been doing it like this whenever I have the time. 

A lady at Marukai told me that whenever she eats Tamago Kake Gohan (raw egg on rice), she first separates the white from the yolk. She whips up the white "real good, but not meringue" before pouring it onto her rice. Then she tops it with the yolk. Interesting, yah. You try first. Let me know.


Honolulu Aunty said...

Oh boy. Makes me want to go out and get one of those cookers, but then I hardly cook.

I have a Zojirushi rice cooker from Costco - turned out to be the best rice cooker that I have ever had (I better do a post on that!) Also, I find that the best rice is the short grain rice - costs more but I only make 1 cup sometimes so the 15 lb bag lasts kinda long.

If you and Wendell go into Meals on Wheels delivery, I'll sign up for sure!!

kawika said...

Jalna can you please tell me the hours of the open market at Kaiser High School. Your post is tempting me to buy one of the electric skillet from Amazon.

Cloudia said...


Anonymous said...

Me want eggs! I live too far to go to either of the locations..drats but hope to get to waimanalo soon. I had a Sanyo teppanyaki pan and it lasted for a short time. Never replaced it for eons but recently found a used one for twelve dollars! Boom!

Susan said...

I admire you, really do!! LOL

jalna said...

I love that rice cooker too, Aunty! That's one of the reasons why I chose this skillet.

Kawika, it's open from 4 to 7. I just now came back from there. Only had two vendors out in the rain and wind, and had one line at the Waimana egg vendor.

Totally, Cloudia!

Score, Anon!!

Ahahahaha, Susan. Try eat the raw egg on rice and I'll admire you too!!!

K and S said...


jalna said...

Yes, Kat!

Anonymous said...

j: that egg is sooo good and sweet raw. Funny it had no eggy flavor too. Oh man was soooo good. Best ever, thanx for the great info -N

Anonymous said...

j: btw my mom said the best way she knows is to crack and then scramble the rice in the middle of hot rice in a chawan.....they dump some sukiyaki in it and then eat. Keep going until all pau -N

jalna said...

Ho, N, your mom knows how, yah!!! I'm sooooo happy you got to try the eggs!

Anonymous said...

j: what makes this sukiyaki pan so great vs. using the stove top? -N

jalna said...

N, we put the sukiyaki pan in the middle of the table, sat around it and cooked and ate right "off the grill". That way we could dunk the hot meat in the raw egg before it cooled off, sorta semi-cooking the egg.

Mark Shelby said...

Me Likey! ; )

I'm going to try that rice thing next time. I have an automatic rice cooker, but lately it can't seem to get the rice just right. Too mushy and stuck together! And I'm using the correct amount of water.

Anonymous said...

Meant to say I went score a zojirushi teppanyaki for twelve dollars...!!!

jalna said...

Good luck, Mark!

Zojirushi, Anon!! Totally SCORE!!

Leslie's pics said...

I'm still kinda grossed out about the egg thing, i'm sure Randy would like to try though. I'm gonna try the rice process thing, I really like the rice we use but I wonder if it's gonna be better if we be patient and wait....