December 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Coming Up


  • Next on 'Ono Kine Grindz:

    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

    Recently Consumed:

    Zaney's, Downtown Honolulu
    Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kalihi
    Restaurant Yamagen, Moili'ili

    Below you will find a never ending list of restaurants that I want to visit or re-visit:

    Momomo
    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Mediterraneo
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Gyu-Kaku
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    Rokkaku
    Tsukuneya Robata Grill

    If you would like to give me a tip on a new restaurant that is opening up, or give me a recommendation on some of your favorite restaurants, please send an e-mail to:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Pink's
    Carney's
    Warszawa
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Shalimar
    Zuni Cafe
    Limon
    Indonesia Restaurant
    Dragonfly
    Canteen
    Boston's North End Pizza
    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
    Makino Chaya
    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
    Bubba Burgers
    The Eggberts
    Blossoming Lotus
    Hamura Saimin Stand
    Bob's Big Boy

    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

    Upcoming adventures

    2008:
    San Francisco, CA
    2/14-2/18

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    5/23-6/01

    London, UK
    11/21-24
    Paris, France
    11/24-27
    Chicago, IL
    11/27-30
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    2009:
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China
    Singapore

    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

Blogs I Read

'Onolicious Archives




Resources

« Pochon Chicken and Shrimp | Main | Sobameshi »

January 27, 2005

Comments

pieman

Nice weather you're having over there. Does it ever get dreary in Hawaii? The first sarnie looks a winner and there's some rather exotic sounding bread - honey wheat?? Do bees pollenate wheat? maybe they do.

One other thing, that giant notice board - since when did that particular font start appearing the western world over in pubs, restaurants and cafes? About time for a change I'd say. Or is it old in Europe and new in Hawaii? Are you behind the times, or is there something more sinister going on???

FatMan Seoul

Looks amazing, better than Subway!

Interesting selection of bread too, noticed they have my fav too - foccacia (spelling- focaccia?).

Looking at the menu, I wonder what "Mama Boy" is. Let us know the next time u try that, if ever. :o)

pieman

And another thing. What's a buffalo chicken when it's at home?

Allen Wong

Wow, that deli looks exactly like an office building. That's kind of cool and funky! I guess I'm just used to the dingy looking places.

Heh, like Fatman, I first thought of Subway. Subway is super stingy though.

Allen

Julia

Ooh wow, the sandwiches do look divine! Good that you've found another joint selling great food at bargain prices, Reid! I'm curious too about the Mama Boy...:)

Julia

Oops, hit the "Post" button too quickly...I've checked my email, Reid, but don't seem to have received the email that you said you've sent. Can you re-send it?

Reid

Hi Noodlepie,

The weather here has actually been quite nice...and yes, we do have dreary days, just not so many of them. The rainy season here hasn't been too bad for the last several years and I think we're due for a hurricane sometime soon.

Honey wheat bread is just normal wheat bread with some honey added...or so I was told. Doesn't taste sweet at all.

And yes, sad to say, Hawaii is way behind the times. You should see our roads. They're horrible!

Hi FatMan,

Yes, they do have (focaccia). I like that type of bread too, but the one I had seemed a bit more interesting.

According to the sign board, Mama Boy has tomato, mozarella, pesto ajolii (I think that's what it says)...i think they mean pesto aioli which might be like a garlic pesto mayonaisse. It actually sounds quite good. If I try it, I'll have it on the onion bread...if they still have any.

BTW...Subway is a couple blocks up and never as crowded as this place is.

Hi pieman,

You got me! Anyone wanna come up with a guess?

Hi Allen,

Long time no hear! Hope everything is OK in Brooklyn. This is actually located in downtown Honolulu near the main financial district. There are lots of these small places around there. In fact, in this general vicinity is Mr. Frypan, Teddy's Bigger Burgers Express, Diem Cafe, Quizno's and this place. There are actually about 10 or so restaurants on this small corner alone.

Hi Julia,

The barbecue chicken sandwich was so good. I think I'm going to have it again before my trip to Singapore. Yes, this place was definitely a bargain!

BTW...I resent the e-mail to you.

FatMan Seoul

My guess of "buffalo chicken" .... like buffalo wings except substitute chicken breast for wings.

Maya

Hi Reid
Errr....what is a mahi-mahi, if I may ask? I love sandwiches too and I must say that the sandwiches looked so darn good! With all that dripping melted cheese.... oooh! My yoga teacher makes a great toasted tomato and mozarella cheese sandwich too. just remember to drizzle olive oil and some herbs on top before you grill the tomato and mozarella cheese sandwich. it's simple but yummy!

AugustusGloop

Yum. Looks great Reid. Like Maya, I had no idea what a mahi mahi was until a chef friend told me it was a dolphin fish (no relation to dolphin, but looks a little like one and swims with them too).

I'm intrigued by the taro bread. I leeeerve taro. Not sure about it combined as a bread but sounds interesting nevertheless.

Mon

taro bread usually tastes like...bread...just purple thanks to the addition of the taro. this place kind of looks like Bonacasa's at Manoa Marketplace. It gets so crowded and busy during the lunch/dinner rush.

Reid

Hi Maya,

Thanks for dropping by the blog!

Mahi mahi is dolphinfish. The fish's white meat is nice and flakey. The sandwiches here are delicious and if it weren't so far away from my office, I would probably try to eat my way through the sandwich menu!

Hi AG,

I'm surprised that there are so many people out there that have never heard of mahi mahi before. It is actually one of the most widely served fishes here in Hawaii. I guess fish is regional, with each region having it's own favorites.

Taro bread is made using taro or poi. It's probably not the same kind of taro that you are used to and our taro bread is purple in color. Here's a link that has a picture of what it looks like (bottom left):

http://www.anisbakeshop.com/Products.htm

Hi Mon,

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

I've never been to Bonacasa's in Manoa because I rarely go out there, but if the sandwiches are like these, perhaps I need to make a trip out there. Thanks for the tip.

AugustusGloop

Hi Reid

I'm not sure how common mahi mahi is in Sydney restaurants but I can honestly say I've never seen or heard of it prior (the chef friend used to work in a seafood restaurant).

Yes we have purple taro or ube here. I love ube Swiss rolls and the Phillipino ube cake with cream too. Ube ice cream is yummy too. *wipes drool from keyboard*

Reid

Hi AG,

It seems quite strange, and interesting, that mahi mahi is not served outside of Hawaii all that much. But I guess the same goes with tilapia. We don't see it much in restaurants here, but when I was in Brazil, everyone ate it.

Yes, ube is wonderful isn't it? I like ube ice cream with halo halo. Mmmmm. Don't even get me started. =P

BTW...ube (purple yam) and taro are actually two different food items. I am inclined to think that ube and Okinawan sweet potato are the same.

Taro, on the other hand, is the tuber which poi is made from. Here's a link to information about the taro plant:

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/vegetables/root/taro.htm

Shirley

The food at Queen's Deli is awesome but the lady who takes the orders are very rude.

Reid

Hi Shirley,

You're right about the food at Queen's Deli. It is good. I don't really know about the person taking order though, she's always been pleasant with me. Maybe because I order in advance and go when it's not too busy.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mike Chen

I had this sandwich today! It was AWESOME! I loved it! Most definitely will go again very soon! Mikey

Reid

Hi Mike,

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

I'm not sure which sandwich you had, but I'm guessing it was the barbecue chicken. It is definitely delicious and I just had one a couple of days ago too!

Jen

i wanted to try this place soooooo bad but i called the place and it says the number doesn't exist. Does anyone know what happened to this restaurant??? Please let me know! thanks

The comments to this entry are closed.

E-mail Me


  • Please feel free to e-mail me with your comments or with your suggestions on how I can improve this site. E-mail to:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Search My Site


Search the Web

Advertisements


  • Help my site by clicking on some of these links.


  • Food Blog Ad Network

  • 'Ono Kine Grindz is part of

    the Foodblog Ad Network.

    To advertise on this site or across a network of food

    related weblogs, click here.



  • CrispAds Blog Ads

Equipment


  • Canoneos5d
    Canon EOS 5D

    Most of the newer photos on this site are being taken by this camera. I'm still learning how to use it, but I think the photos it takes are amazing. Though the lens I use often varies, many of the photos on this site are taken with a Canon EF 35mm f2.0 lens.


  • Dscu40r
    Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-U40

    A majority of the photos on this site were shot using this little camera. It was compact and discreet -- excellent for taking photos under most conditions. Sadly, it has recently died.

et cetera


  • Subscribe with Bloglines

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. All content on this website (including text, photographs and all other original works) is licensed under a Creative Commons License and may not be reproduced without expressed written consent.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 04/2004