Wednesday, January 29, 2020

On Da Desk

This is a painting of a succulent that I saw on sale at Longs.


Here's the photo that I took for reference.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Pioneer Saloon

A few days ago Wendell and I went to Pioneer Saloon for lunch. I forgot to mention the limited parking on my previous post. Luckily, it doesn't bother Wendell at all and sure enough, he had no problems finding street parking for his big truck.





Wendell got the Tonkatsu ($11). He said it was good.

I got the Deep Fried Calamari Legs ($11). It was just awright. I shoulda got the Butterfish.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pioneer Saloon

Wendell picked up dinner for us from Pioneer Saloon a few days ago. I can't believe that it was 10 years ago that I first blogged about the place. You can check it out here if you like.

We ordered four plates and ate them family style. Here they are in order of ono-ness (according to me). Somehow, we ended up with all seafood. The guys said that next time they're getting some MEAT. Me? I'm sticking with the BUTTERFISH. So gooood.

Miso Butterfish ($14)

Deep-fried Baby Tako with Spicy Mayo ($11).  50 cents extra for mixed grain and bean rice.

Salmon Katsu ($10).  50 cents extra for shiso/wakame/seaweed rice.

Creamy Scallop ($13)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kulolo from Yama's Fish Market

I bought kulolo from Yama's Fish Market yesterday. It was so ono that all that was left this morning was this piece. 


So I went back today. I was hoping that they hadn't sold out. 

I found out that they don't bring it in from Kauai anymore, and for the past couple years have been making their own. 

Hoo hoo!!  They make a fresh batch every Thursday and Friday. And once in awhile even on Saturdays.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

On Da Desk

Trying to copy Posuka Demizu . . . again.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mix Don from Sushi Bay

I lost count how many times Landon said, "Oh, this is good!" 

It's a Mix Don ($10.95) from Sushi Bay in Kapolei. Lan recommends drizzling a little bit of their unagi sauce on top.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Grace Art Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor brushes can be expensive. YouTuber Denise Soden mentioned a bargain set in a video showing her favorite brushes. 

I was curious so I ordered it. The pack of 12 brushes is made by Grace Art and was only $7.50 on Amazon.

So far, I like it a lot, especially at 65 cents each!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Dave's Killer Bread

This is my favorite bread . . . Dave's Killer Bread . . . 21 Whole Grains and Seeds, organic and thin sliced. 

Cofounder Dave Dahl spent 15 years in prison before joining the family's bakery business where he eventually created Dave's Killer Bread.  You can read his story here in a Forbes article.


I like the thinness.

This is my favorite way to eat it. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mana Musubi

It's true. They're open again! Hoo hoo!!


I went there on Thursday at around 10:15 a.m., and there was still a good supply of musubi left, but the sides were pretty much all gone.



As soon as I got into the car I busted open a tuna/mayo, my favorite. I really enjoyed it, but to be honest, it coulda used a tad more salt. Still, I'm so happy that they're open again.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Domino's Extravaganza Pizza

I admit it. I'm only a sometimes vegetarian. Certain foods have made their way back onto my plate.

And one of them is Domino's Extravaganza Pizza!!!

Wendell brought one home last weekend, and we liked it so much that we decided to go to Domino's today to try it right out of the oven. 

It was gooooood. We like the thin crust. The large is $21.

Here are the current deals. 

Specialty Pizzas



Thursday, January 9, 2020

On Da Desk

Rango, my favorite chameleon hero, done with assorted watercolor paint and Prismacolor colored pencil.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Manabu Musubi Open Again?

Long story short. I emailed Manabu and told him that I missed his musubi. His response confused me. It seemed that he thought that I missed the QUALITY of HIS musubi, and not that I missed the musubi because the place had closed.

So I researched online.

Wait. What? They reopened in May? No, not in May?  In November? Under new name Mana Musubi?

But every time I drove pass before it looked closed . . . still.

Yet, here is the latest Yelp review by Clifton C. dated 12/21/2019:

I am so happy Mana Musubi has finally reopened.  The musubi is even better tasting than before.  I recommend getting here early as they sell out quickly.  Their Spam and Egg Musubi is one of my favorites and is the perfect breakfast for me.  They open at 6:30am.  The Spam & Egg Musubi used to be available at 7:30am.  Since their reopening, it's now available at 6:30am.  There is a large variety of delicious Musubi available as well as a few side Okazuya items.  Service is friendly.  It's a nice way to start your morning by stopping here.

So, they're open again? I'll try check it out today.

Addendum:  Didn't get to go today. Ran out of time. Gotta try anada day.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 2020 Peoples!!!!

Time is whizzing by so fast, yah! Sorry for being lazy to post recently. Thanks for sticking around anyway. I wish you all da good things in the coming year. 

I felt like I had to post some kind of picture, so here's Kona wearing a soft cone to prevent him from scratching a weepy mole by his ear. 

But I feel sorry for him, so when I'm able to keep an eye on him, I take it off, and if he should start to scratch I go, "no no no".