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  • 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:

    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    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:

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    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Zuni Cafe
    Indonesia Restaurant
    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

    San Francisco, CA

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    London, UK
    Paris, France
    Chicago, IL
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China

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

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April 21, 2005



Just wished I had some choices .. like you do.. ;) yums..!!


their food is oily but that doesn't stop me from going there. did you get a hold of the manapua menu? it's a little insane, i think there are like, 60 varieties from black sugar to pizza. PIZZA! go on sunday before they close (i think 4pm) and they give you double/triple the amount of food....oh, yeah, there's a leonard's next door, too.


whoops, i meant to add "to the waimalu one" at the end of that last comment.

Jo Rutherford

Manapua menu? Black sugar?!?!? OH PLEASE explain!!!!


M-m-m-m...the noodles look like what my mother calls "gon lo mein" which was her favorite back in the islands. Haven't had that in a long time especially with the thick pan fried egg noodles. The baked bao looked sort of different too...almost half baked rather than steamed. I somehow remembered that the black sugar baos had a red dot at the top to signify that it was sweet rather than the salty char siu ones. I think the black sugar variety is more a Hawaii thing than what we find here in LA.


Hi MrsT,

Yes, choices are always good. I thought there were a lot of Chinese food places in Canada or are there not as many in Nova Scotia?

Hi Santos,

The food (noodles) were definitely oily and no, I didn't get a manapua menu. Now that you mentioned it, I'm going to visit the one in Waimalu and either get the menu (if they have one for me to take out) or take a picture of the one inside.

Leonard's...potatoes? =)

Hi Jo,

I'll try to get the manapua menu and post it up. I'll explain more then. =)

Hi Clinton,

You know, it could have very well been gon lo mein, however, my friend said she ordered the fried saimin. The baked manapuas are really good, you should try them if you have the chance. You're right about the black sugar. I haven't seen it elsewhere yet.


oh yeah, the waimalu one def. has a menu you can take. it's one page, back and front if i recall. pick up whatever's on special while you're there and blog about it, boy, i'm hungry for manapua :-D

potatoes. the bane of my existence.


Hi Santos,

I didn't have a change to get there this weekend, but I'll try to call them tomorrow to see if they can fax a menu to my office. If not, I'll just have to wait until next weekend.

Maybe I should call Leonard's too, what do you think?

Carrie THompson

I just moved to Texas from Hawaii and Chun wah was my fav. place...Im dying for a manapua, is there anyway to get it over nighted to the mainland?:)


Hi Carrie,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Unfortunately, overnight service is not feasible from Hawaii. =(

I already checked when a friend asked me the same thing. If you would like, you can probably get some in two days, but they would have to arrive chilled.

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