Saturday, April 29, 2023

Alien Bug

You can click on the photo below to watch a short 30-second clip of a bug that I saw in our back yard.


Note:  Made me kinda seasick watching the video just now.  Don't watch if you're prone.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Snack Addicted Beef Chips

Here's another snack that Wendell scored.  You can check out the Snack Addicted website here

The "chips" are very crispy with a nice crunch, much like potato chips.  The flavor gave me more of a ginger teriyaki than Ox Tail Soup vibe.  I liked it a lot.

Looks like you can pick up some at the Foodie Con this weekend.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Tiny Pyramid Cafe

Cleta was treated to a birthday lunch at the Tiny Pyramid Cafe!  She shared these photos.  She said that it's the former JJ Bistro & French Pastry that used to be in Kaimuki and that the desserts were like eye candy and delicious.  






Sunday, April 23, 2023

Cy's Breakfast

 Maguro Brothers.  Mauka side Maunakea Market.  $30 with water.


Friday, April 21, 2023

Masa's Cafeteria

Wendell picked these up sometime last month from Masa's Cafeteria in Mapunapuna.  They were pretty massive.  It made me think of the phrase "Masu's Massive Plate Lunch".  Do you remember them?

Mushroom Pork Chop ($15.00) 
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Pork and Peas ($14.00)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023

Dd's Baked Parmesan-Crusted Salmon

This seems easy to make and looks so yummy!

parmesan crusted salmon


½ # salmon filets

Salt, freshly ground black pepper

1/3 c. panko bread crumbs

1/3 c. parmesan cheese, grated

2 TB Italian parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, grated

Zest of ½ lemon

Juice of ½ lemon

3 TB butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Line baking tray with parchment paper. Place salmon filets skin side down onto parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper. 

In a mixing bowl combine panko, cheese, parsley, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice well. Stir in melted butter. 

Spoon mixture onto salmon, pressing it into the top until the filets are completely covered. Bake 12-14 minutes (depending on the thickness of your filets), until crust is golden and salmon is cooked through. 

Serves 2.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Cy's Breakfast

"Fried akule with at least 3 servings of rice $10.  From grouchy Korean lady at Maunakea Market."



Friday, April 14, 2023

Anyplace Cocktail Lounge

Wendell went to Anyplace Lounge for a few with some friends and liked it so much that he returned the next day to get some take out for our dinner.

Obachan Fried Chicken ($16.75)

Fish and Chips ($17.00)

Lechon ($16.25)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

On Da Desk

I took my sewing machine outta da closet back in February and was determined to use up the choke fabric that I've accumulated. 

I made a whole bunch of tote bags and now I'm sewing masks.  Even though (as stated by the doesn't-mind-his-own-business person at Costco) we "don't have to wear" them, I prefer to.


Monday, April 10, 2023

St. Louis Drive Inn

Looks like my brother is off today.  He shared this photo of his lunch from St. Louis Drive Inn. 

Bento Deluxe ($10.50)


Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Sunday Breakfast

I just had to share this photo of my brother's breakfast at Jane's Fountain this norming.

Happy Easter, by the way!


Saturday, April 8, 2023

Google Translate

The instant translate camera lens feature on Google Translate used to be pretty crappy.  Now it's pretty amazing.

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Here are the instructions on an instant ramen package.

Here's a screenshot of the translation. 

This is the front of the package with my previously labeled translation.

I expected the fancy brush lettering would stump Google Translate, but it didn't!  It even got the small print on the side.   Pretty amazing, right?!

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Korean Pupu Chicken

I didn't want to waste the oil that I had used to fry some lumpia in so I fried up some chicken too.

I used to make this a long time ago with chicken drumettes, but lacking drumettes I cut up thighs instead.

After you salt and pepper the chicken you dredge in flour and fry.  Right after frying you dunk the chicken quickly for about 5 minutes in a shoyu/garlic sauce and that's it.  The recipe for the sauce is below.  I made half for four good-sized thighs.

It got the "good chicken" approval from Landon. In fact, he took our leftovers to his friend's house to share.


1 cup shoyu
3/4 cup sugar
2 garlic gloves
2 green onions
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Dd's Chicken Tikka Masala

This looks waaaay better than my sauce-in-a-jar style.

chicken tikka masala


¾ # boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1-inch chunks

3 TB plain yogurt

1 ½ tsp. ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic, grated

½ tsp. cumin

½ tsp. paprika

salt, ground white pepper 


1 TB canola oil, divided

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 tsp. ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic, grated

½ tsp. garam masala

½ tsp. turmeric

1 Roma tomato, chopped

¼ tsp. ground white pepper

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

salt, as needed

3 TB plain yogurt

Service: Indian style basmati rice

Garnish: chopped green onion or cilantro leaves


In a mixing bowl combine chicken and remaining ingredients. Marinate; refrigerated 30-45 minutes. 

In skillet over medium heat cook chicken in 1 ½ teaspoons oil until cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to plate; set aside.  

Into skillet add remaining oil; saute onion until limp. Add spices, mixing thoroughly. Cook spices until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomato, peppers and salt. Cook 30 seconds to a minute. Stir in yogurt to combine well.  Reduce heat to a simmer; allow sauce to simmer 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet; stirring to blend well. 

Garnish as desired. Serves 2-3.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Beastside Kitchen

Pal Cleta sent me these photos.  Thanks for sharing, Cleta!

She said:   The shrimp had 10 pieces, $20.  The chicken was crispy but moist, 5 pieces, $16. The belly pork was lean just how we like um, $18.  In Niu Valley Shopping Center next to Gyotaku.