Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Taco Tuesday at Y & M - 7/29/2008

Today was Taco Tuesday at Y & M. Here are the hard-working creators of today's lunch, Mel, Iris and Ros. Leslie is eating her soft taco while helping me show off my nachos for this picture. I ate the WHOLE THING. Here is Brandee's sensuous burrito. Wayne's HUGE soft taco. I think Nelson likes tomatoes.
Cindy's burrito became a soft taco when it got so stuffed that she couldn't roll it.
Susie saved some of hers for later.
Happy Birthday, Iris. Thanks for Taco Tuesday!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Images from This Weekend

Trisha made her first sock monster. So cute, yeah.
My cousin's granddaughter, Ale'a, celebrated her first birthday. At her party, she was playing and running around this bush. I aimed my camera at a space between the leaves and hoped she would run past it, and she did!
This is my mom and her sister, Aunty Sally.
This is Zsa's and her brother Randall. Zsa's and I have been BFF ("best friends forever" for those who don't know) for over 40 years!! As we were growing up, I used to sleep over her house a lot. Randall used to put glue in my hair and ice on my butt as I slept.
I'd been craving teriyaki grilled corn ever since I had it from Mana Bu's. Since the dinner for tonight was hibachi barbeque meat, I got some corn from Costco and made my own. Some of you might think that I burnt the corn . . . okay, okay, so I burnt the corn. Hey, I'm not known for my culinary skills. Anyway, it was still ono, but not as good as Mana Bu's.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mana Bu's - For the Best Musubi Ever

Mana Bu's is located on King Street just past Punahou Street on the left by Baskins and Robins.
Here are the hard-working owners, Fumiyo Asaoka and Manabu Asaoka from Shizuoka, Japan. They start the day every morning at 3 a.m. It takes them 8 hours to prepare the delicious healthy foods for us to enjoy.

They also have steamed muffins, teriyaki grilled corn, and fresh fruit mochi. They have a custard flan too that is really good. Here's a sampling of what I've tried so far. This is the Yaki Musubi made with miso. It took me awhile to get used to the crusty outside, but it was veeeery tasty. I was pleasantly surprised to find bits of salmon throughout the musubi.
Here is the brown rice with konbu and the Sekihan, very, very good. Would you believe this plain-looking one is my favorite. It's a tuna/mayo musubi. I looove this tofu/broccoli dish. It has a sesame/wasabi/miso kind of sauce.
This is an Okinawan sweet potato with mac nut salad. Ono!! Kabocha pumpkin and last but not least, the teriyaki grilled corn. Hooo hooo, da best!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Goodbye Ruth, We'll Miss You!

Pictures taken by me and Leslie.