Friday, July 31, 2009

Jordan's Grad Party

Me and Erick got to take pictures at Jordan Berano's graduation party at Hale Ikena in Fort Shafter this past Saturday. It was choke good fun.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pho Mai

My cousin Gary mentioned to me that I needed to do a post on some Vietnamese food, so finally here it is. Pho Mai is on King between Keeaumoku and Kaheka. My pho pictures looked pretty boring so I didn't include them.

#43 Shaking beef plate ($9.50). Davin said it was good.
#13 Roast chicken egg noodle with pork broth ($7.95). I prefer the pork broth instead of the beef broth which usually comes with the pho.
#47 Stir fried look fun noodle with tofu ($8.50). Leslie likes this.
This is my favorite. #24 Look fun and egg noodle with pork broth ($8.95). You can choose the sauce for the noodles - either soy sauce, tomato sauce or spicy garlic chili oil sauce. I don't put the noodles in the broth. I eat it separately. Soooo ono.
#4 Spring roll ($7.50)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

'nuff Stamps or What?

Awhile back at work we received a payment in this envelope.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Korean Pickles

Would you believe I made this? I got the idea from Korean Cuisine's Salted Cucumber post.
I used these pickles that had been in our fridge for longer than the brats were in our freezer. I soaked them in water for awhile. . .
then I sliced them thin . . .
and soaked them some more. I wanted to get out that vinegary taste.
I didn't have a cheesecloth to squeeze out the liquid like the recipe says, but my mom gave me this netting and it worked good enough.
I squeezed out as much of the liquid as I could.

The I kinda used the recipe from Korean Cuisine's Moo Malengi post. I didn't know what "gook ganjang" was so I used 2 T. of this Ko Chu Jang paste instead.
Then I added 1 tsp. minced garlic, 2 T. honey, 1.5 T. corn syrup, 1 T. sesame oil, 1 T. sesame seeds, sliced green onion and some red pepper. It tastes not bad. Mostly I like the crunch.

Pancakes from Cinnamon's

I tried until late last night trying to post this until I finally realized that it was my keyboard that was screwy. This morning I remembered that I had another keyboard, so here I am trying to hurry and post before getting ready to go to work.

Me and my mom went to Cinnamon's in Kailua. My mom always said that they had the best broke-da-mouth pancakes.

It's in Kailua Square.

Here's my buttermilk pancake.
It was good . . . nice and fluffy.
This is my mom's carrot pancake.
It was even better . . . with grated carrots and raisins.

Steven Kawada says that Wailana Coffee Shop has the best pancakes. Maybe I'll try it out soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thanks for the Kalbi, Jason and Sharon!!

Yesterday, co-worker Jason Kim dropped off some kalbi that his wife Sharon had made. Jason had partially cooked them so that all I had to do was heat 'um up a little bit more. So nice, yeah!! I threw them on the hibachi today. It was sooooo good . . . very tender. Thanks Jason and Sharon!

These bratwurst sausages had been in our freezer forever, so I decided to grill them too. Wendell said that I should soak them in beer first. So here they are soaking. Except when Wendell came home from playing softball . . . he said, "BOIL, you're suppose to BOIL them in beer first, not soak." Oops. So I boiled them.
Then I grilled them. Looks good, yeah. But I didn't like 'um . . . tasted like beer.

Brett and Friends

Brett Kawada (in the middle) is the son of Wendell's good friend Steven. Brett is leaving for Missouri soon. He's going back to school. He's gonna get his PhD!! HOWZDAT!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Water Balloon Shot - Third Try

For our third attempt we decided on a "from the top" approach. I upped my shutter speed to 1/1,000 and we used a sharper piercing device (needle). Marvin also tried to knot the balloon tighter. So, are you ready? NOW/Click . . .

HAHAHAHAHA. IT DIDN'T POP!!! We just sprung a leak! Sooooo funny!
So Marvin tried again . . .
By the third leak I was laughing so hysterically that when the balloon finally did pop, I missed the shot.