Thai Boat Noodles & Hainan Chicken

“Street food” is one of my favorite things to eat when traveling, but in Thailand, it’s not always served on the street. Boat noodles get their name from where it’s traditionally sold. It’s typically served in a small bowl which makes it easy to eat on the water. A few bites, a couple slurps and you’re done. These little bowls are so tasty, I instantly regret not ordering two.

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Thailand By Way of Hotel St

When you think of international destinations, Chinatown’s not the first place that comes to mind. It’s not the newest, definitely not the trendiest, and has the occasional drunk barking in the street. But just a short trip down Hotel and you can get a taste of Thailand…minus the 14 hour flight.  Continue reading “Thailand By Way of Hotel St”

Hibachi Market

The Hibachi is a small specialty market in Kailua. Open since 2009, it’s a place to make a quick stop for poke, meats to grill, snacks, and spirits. They also serve grill plates and burgers. No need to make a special trip here. But if you’re in the area, it’s a nice local addition to Kailua’s gourmet line-up, which already includes Whole Foods and R-Field.

What we bought

Thick-cut bone-in rib-eye steak, limu poke, lomi sea asparagus, clam dip, Hokkaido rich butter chips, yuzu miso sauce.

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Waialua Pig Roast

This Little Piggy Part IV

(Continued from Part III)

This is the third year our pig roast was held at the Yoneshige family beach house in Waialua. The weather was perfect! Blue skies and sunshine made eight hours of pig roasting literally, a day on the beach. This year’s pig was no ordinary pig. It was a 50 lb. Shinsato Farms pig, slow roasted over kiawe wood and basted with coconut water. Continue reading “Waialua Pig Roast”

Shinsato Farms

This Little Piggy Part I

In Hawaii, pork has become synonymous with the name, Shinsato. The farm is known for high quality, locally raised pigs. Their pork is served on well-known menus across town, including Pig & The Lady, 12th Ave, Town, BLT Steak, Prima, and Halekulani. For the past five years we organize an annual pig roast with a few friends. This year’s piggy came from Shinsato Farms with a one-on-one tour from the owner.

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