Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crepes No Ka 'Oi

Ahhh, after living in SF for so long, one comes to love the smell, the taste, the texture and especially the variety of fillings of a Crepe. You can have a sweet one with strawberries, bananas and brown sugar for an end-of-the-meal dessert. Or how about a savory one with ham and cheese for lunch!? You can put almost anything your heart desires in it! To me, it's a much more sophisticated and gourmet way to have a sandwich!

But, I've noticed the number of restaurants that serve Crepes, here in Hawaii, is very scarce. The 2 big ones I know of (but correct me if I'm wrong) is Le Crepe Cafe in Manoa by Serg's Mexican Restaurant (which you can read about in my blog!!) AND my favorite, Crepes No Ka 'Oi located in Kailua.

What I feel the difference is between Le Crepe Cafe and Crepes No Ka 'Oi is the variety of fillings in the Crepes. I think the Kailua one experiments with flavors and is more creative. And the names! Oh I love the names! For example, try the "Say Cheese" crepe, or the "Get Mushy" crepe, or how about "Popeye's Power" with turkey/ham and of course, spinach! If you want a traditional crepe, sweet or savory, go to Le Crepe Cafe. If you want to try something different, go to Crepes No Ka 'Oi! Such crepes include "Haole Boy," which comes with melted Jack and Cheddar cheese, honey ham, and chunks of fresh sweet pineapple. Or "The Vegetarian," boasts melted Jack and Cheddar cheese, sauteed Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, sauteed Onions and Black Olives! How can you go wrong with that!? OR there is my favorite, "The Godfather." If you like Caprese Salad (mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil), then this is the Crepe for you! It is all a crepe!!

See what I mean by different?

I didn't get to take a lot of pictures of different Crepes, since it was only me eating, so here's my favorite, The Godfather. It is oh-so-yummy with the Balsamic Vinaigrette!!!

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