Saturday, October 31, 2009

Eggplant Tofu from Mekong Restaurant

I'm fat. So one day this past week I made myself a salad with ham and strawberries for lunch. I even went for a walk before eating it. That's when I passed by Mekong Restaurant on King Street which makes in my humble opinion, hands down, the best eggplant tofu dish. I repeat . . . HANDS DOWN, DA BEST EGGPLANT TOFU DISH. You can order it mild, medium or spicy. Served on sticky rice, it just might be my overall favorite food. It went well with my salad.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Old Hawaii Photos from the Plantation Village

Here are a few photos that are on display at the Hawaii Plantation Village. I didn't even see these the first time I was there. I'm so glad that these moments in history are preserved for us to see.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Zippy's Fried Chicken

Okay, don't scold me 'cause I already got it from Wendell and my mom. I ordered this 9-piece "bucket" of chicken from Zippy's. With tax it was almost 18 bucks. I don't know if it was because I had a $10 gift card and I was thinking that I was only gonna be spending $8 out of my own pocket or just plain stoopidness, but it didn't really occur to me that it was waaaaay too much to be spending on chicken.

It was only when the girl handed me this bowl of tiny chicken pieces and not the "bucket" that I was expecting did I realize what a blunder I had made. But don't you think it's false advertising when they call it a bucket and you get a bowl instead? So kinda not my fault? Hah?

It was really ono, by the way. But like Wendell said, you can get about the same amount of chicken for half the price at Foodland. So, once again . . . my bad.

Didi's Portuguese Sausage

I'm sooooo proud . . . my sister Didi's homemade Portuguese Sausage recipe is in today's Star Bulletin.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Langston who?

Imagine 45 multi-ethnic adolescents coming from a district lying in the shadow of five federal housing projects and having a disproportionate amount of poverty, crime, and new immigrants with language challenges. Now imagine these adolescents rehearsing after school in the Farrington High School auditorium, home to the largest inner-city student body in Hawaii. This is the T-shirt Theatre of Kalihi founded by the Alliance for Drama Education, and they have been practicing diligently on their new play, Langston who?, a celebration of Langston Hughes' work, life, times, poetry, song and rap.

There will be two free public performances this Friday, October 30th at 7:30 and Sunday, November 1st at 4:30 at Farrington High School Auditorium, 1564 North King Street. Go check them out, support them, and be blown away by these kids from Kalihi .