It's been a quite some time since I've eaten the food at Tae's. I guess it's because they are no longer in the parking lot at Daiei Kaheka during dinner time. So imagine my shock at seeing the wagon yesterday when I was at Daiei getting some groceries.
Tae's is now at Daiei Kaheka only during lunchtime (from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm), but are now here on Saturdays too. What a great surprise. Since I was there late, about 1:15 pm, there really wasn't any line. I loooked over the menu, which hasn't changed one bit. One item, five different sauces for one price...fair enough don't you think?
I walked up to the window on the right side of the van and ordered my wasabi steak. The food is made to order and in less than 5 minutes, I was ready to go. Since it was a nice day, I decided to eat this at the beach. It's a good thing that the beach wasn't crowded, I was starving!
I found a nice spot under the trees and opened up the styrofoam container.
Inside, I found two scoops of white rice, a container of ponzu sauce, and some thin ribeye steak wrapped around a "ball" of crunchy raw potatoes. The ribeye steak roll was topped with some wasabi sauce, that while flavorful, wasn't spicy enough for me. The ribeye steak itself was lean and tender. The combination of the wasabi and ponzu sauces, along with the crunchiness and slight sweetness of the raw potatoes (I actually thought it was daikon), made this quite tasty. Normally, the plate lunch is also served with some salad. By the time I ordered, all the salad was already gone.
I haven't realized how much I missed eating this until now. If you haven't tried the food here before, it's definitely a must try. And while this isn't a lot of food (you won't be over-stuffed), it's fresh and tasty which makes this quite a bargain.
Daiei Kaheka parking lot
801 Kaheka Street