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May 24, 2005


clare eats

Hi Reid,
This looks awesome! I say again, you are so lucky :).

Hopefully we will manage someday to make you jealous of something other than our ability to easily buy tim tams :)


Hi Clare,

Thanks. I consider myself lucky in that I don't have to go to Japan to try all of these treats. I just wish they were around permanently. =P


Hey.. Ried,
Sounds yummy enough by my standard.. but you know me.. any type of japanese food is yummy.. ;)
When i was much younger.. still in school.. i feared that i might marry a japanese.. for the fact that i love japanese food so much.. ahhahahhaha!!


I really want me one of those tenmusu! Good stuff - I think I may have to visit the island soon.


Shirokiya is kind of expensive compares to Daiei, but it's more fun =) I love their Kuri Manju (sweet chestnut bread?) and Inaka Manju, Yum!


very interesting eats


Oh I love tenmusu! Shirokiya is best when it comes to bringing quality foods direct from Japan. It's real Japanese and different from the local style Japanese foods. Both are great but I gotta give a thumbs up for the authentic stuff.


Tenmusu...*drool* I havent had that since I was knee high....*sigh* You are so lucky, eventhough here in California we get great stuff, there is always something i cant have here. ^-^ but thats everywhere i suppose. Im trying so hard not to lick my monitor...J/K ^-^;



yum! i've had the cream puffs before.
tenmusu! Ah drool. I love the okonomiyaki at shirokiya!

fish fish

Reid, I watched a TV movie last nite called "Edo Mae Sushi Shokunin : Kirara no shigoto". I was very impressed by the movie. Have you ever read the manga, me haven't.

I am thinking of reading it.

You know why it is called Omusubi? The movie taught me because "it is a musubi between each rice grain". cool huh~ ^_^


I guess the leaf is probably supposed to be a bamboo sheath, but could be a fake (plastic) one??
Those tenmusu look sooooo nice. Mmmmm...


Hi MrsT,

This is yummy! In fact, I ate this a couple more times before they left. Now I'll have to wait another 4 months or so before the tenmusu comes back to Hawaii. =(

Hi stef,

Unfortunately, this is not a permanent fixture here. It's a sort of special "promotion"(?). Shirokiya regularly has product fairs and this was one of them. I believe they were offering the tenmusu for about 1 1/2 weeks.

Hi vegimouse,

Thanks for stopping by.

I have to agree that Shirokiya is more expensive than Daiei, but I also think the quality of the goods at Shirokiya are much better, especially the food. I haven't tried that particular manju from Daiei, is it Kansai Yamato? If so, they have a stall at Ala Moana now.

Hi babe_kl,

When I first saw this, I found it interesting that's what made me want to eat it. That was about 3 years ago. Now, I just love it!

Hi Trisha,

I have to agree with you 100%. The food that they bring in is awesome. This time, I missed the okonomiyaki. I really wanted to write about it. =(

Hi milgwimper,

Yes, I consider us fortunate, especially since we have access to so many yummy Japanese foods. There are still things that we can't get here though.... =(

Hi Stacey,

ARGH! I missed the okonomiyaki the last time. *sigh* When I had it before, it was so good. Do you know that now that it's become popular, they limit you to one order per person now?

Hi fish fish,

I haven't read this yet, but thank you. I'm going to look out for it. Thanks for sharing that information about musubi. I didn't know that! =)

Hi obachan,

Thank you. =) I kind of thought that it was something bamboo, but I couldn't remember what I was told before. By the way, it was real...and the tenmusu was delicious! =P


Hey Reid
Love your blog. Can you add a "downtown" category to your listing for us downtown workers looking for some great grindz in the area. Also, check out The Great Harvest Bread Company that just opened on 233 Merchant Street if you are a bread lover.... Thanks and keep up the good work!


Hi LP,

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm actually in the process of working out the categories, so yes, I will make sure to include one for downtown Honolulu.

BTW...I just visited Great Harvest a couple of days ago. I didn't have the opportunity to buy anything because I went so late in the day. I will be going back though...

Thanks for the suggestions and for the compliments on the site! =)

FatMan Seoul

Hey there old friend! I finally got to taste some of them Beard Papa cream puffs. There were 2 varities on the menu - the traditional round cream puffs and the cyclindrical type. Tried them both, but preferred the round ones - guess I'm old fashioned. :o)

Was very good - the cream filling was really light, fluffy and not-too-sweet.


Hiya Fats! =)

Boy is this a surprise. I'm glad that you got to try those Beard Papa cream puffs. I like 'em too because the filling isn't too sweet.

I'm glad to know that you are still around and I hope life is treating you OK. Keep in touch! OK?

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