Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foodie Goodies for October

For the month of October, see what I've gathered! Enjoy!!

Shirokiya Bento- Stuffed Salted Salmon with Crab Combo. So delicious for less than $10!

Bet you can't get where this is from! ZIPPY'S! Zippy's Kalbi Bowl actually looks quite gourmet!

Bogart's Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice

Lots of Garlic, trust me!

Serg's Beef Flauta. From their Manoa location. Horchata not pictured.

Rare Beef and Brisket from Pho 777 in McCully Shopping Center. With a Thai Iced Tea, of course!

Gotta have some Summer Rolls with your Pho!

Sushi Man Rolls

Assagio's Clam Casino, first seen here. With a glass of Moscato...always a good choice!

Lava Flow with Boba and Pineapple from Bobalicious at the New Food and Products Show at Blaisdell a weekend ago.

Elena's Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette. A delicious creation!

Lots of tender Pork Adobo morsels!

Nico's Special- Two orders of Mahi Mahi with Shiitake Mushroom Cream Sauce. Get a salad as a side- their Lemon Miso Dressing is amazing!


Whole Foods Sorbet and Gelato Counter from Il Gelato!

Pineapple Mint and Strawberry Lemonade. The Pineapple Mint is a MUST.

Starbucks' Lava Flow Frap and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!

Mom's is better than Jamba Juice!
Cafe Duck Butt's crispy and thinly-sliced Sweet Potato Tempura!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shirokiya's Seafood Hawaii @Pier 38

A bunch of my friends and I came here after a Birthday Celebration at Tanaka of Tokyo. We were thinking of just ordering Pitchers of either Bud, Kirin or Asahi from Yataimura Beer Garden, but to our surprise, we walked into a bunch of tables with Beer Towers on the other side of Shirokiya! Yep, that's what we wanted!!!

It's a better deal than the Pitchers at Yataimura. Each tower (100 oz) gives you around 6 glasses of 16oz beers.  Choose from Coors Light or Aloha Blonde for the tower, or Blue Moon by the glass. Beer Garden opens at 10am and goes til 10pm, but Happy Hour starts at 530pm!

Check out my post on Yataimura Beer Garden here.
Budlight $1 for glass, $4 pitcher
Kirin $2 for glass, $8 for pitcher
Asahi $3 for glass, $12 for pitcher

Monday, October 29, 2012

Always Sunny On The North Shore

Fresh Dole Whip Cone!

Whenever I need to get away from city life in Honolulu, a nice day trip on the North Shore cures the blues and rejuvenates. It is literally and metaphorically always "sunny" on the North Shore. The living is easy and simple, and the people have a more laid-back vibe. There's little to worry about. Plus, the beautifully-pure seashore is just a car ride and sandy footsteps away. You won't find the typical overcrowded Waikiki beach out here.

Although the drive from town is extremely long (for us, locals), I never mind it. The scenery is just gorgeous. Miles and miles of land, crops, and the sea and sky as a blue backdrop. What more could you ask for?

Brian and I went out to get Giovanni's garlic shrimp that I was craving and eventually moseyed on home around sunset. Let me tell you, if you have the chance to watch the sunset out on the North Shore, do it. It is the most eye-catching thing you will see.

Going to the North Shore is a staycation in itself. And I always come back with a clearer mind and calm soul. Very refreshing!

Check out my adventure: Dole Plantation, Laniakea Beach, Giovanni's Shrimp and finally Aoki's Shave Ice before our drive back home.


Fresh cut Pineapple!

Long line for DOLE WHIP!

Onto Laniakea (Turtle) Beach for some Turtle watching

100 lb Turtle

Giovanni's!!! Two plates of Garlic Shrimp please!

One last time at Aoki's Shave Ice before they close for good :(

Cream Soda and Strawberry with Condensed Milk (Cream Splash) plus Vanilla Ice Cream underneath!

A week later, we're back on the North Shore for MORE shrimp and Polynesian Cultural Center's Haunted Lagoon in Laie!!