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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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June 11, 2005



Reid - I'm indeed humbled.....this is actually easy for me, so will do ASAP.


Ack! Cookbook chaos! I'll get onto this as soon as I can...

ps. you really were determined to find the meme originator weren't you? lol


O.K., I'm on it...thanks for the tag, busy man.

BTW, have you sent the '1000 Recipes' book on its way yet? ;-)


I admire those foodies who answer the cookbook meme challenge; I've said before that I could photograph my cookbook collection using my macro setting! :)


Hi Kirk,

Thank you for playing along. I'm really excited to see what books you've listed -- especially since you're an expat Kama'aina and all. =)

Hi AG,

Yes, of course. I wasn't really up to playing, but I couldn't let Stef down. =)

The hard part for me was choosing just 5 really influential cookbooks. After thinking about it for the last day or so, I think I may have narrowed it down a bit, so I may update my post. Who knows.

Hi Moira,

Thanks for being such a good sport, especially since I know how busy you are with the kids and other stuff.

Looking forward to seeing what your list looks like!

Hey BTW...isn't this the second time I tagged you and AG? =)

About that 1000 recipes's a long story. I'll send you an e-mail with details. =(

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for dropping by my blog!

Photograph using your macro setting?!!! You must have a very small collection of books then. =)

I normally buy cookbooks for inspiration. I enjoy reading them and looking at the photos. There are only a couple of books that I've actually cooked from, mostly with marginal success.

Thanks for stopping by!

clare eatsc

You tagged me :) that is cooool!
Only 5 books huh? that is sooo hard.
I'll get on to it!


Reid - This was harder than I thought. Over the years I've pared down my collection, so that every book had some kind of quality I enjoyed. I also have a rule that I have to make at least one dish from every cookbook I purchase - even the "food porn" ones (i.e. Alan Wong's, Nobu's, Charlie Trotter's) good thing I never bought The French Laundry Cookbook, huh? :) Thanks again for including a Foodblog Newbie like me!

clare eats

Ok I posted it :)


Hi Clare,

Yes...only 5! And it is most definitely a difficult thing. Can't wait to see your list!

Hi Kirk,

It's always a difficult thing to do -- picking 5 of your most favorite things. Inevitably, some things, and good ones at that, will be left out.

On a more serious note, I've found it difficult to choose as I don't usually cook using cookbooks. I normally will read books and take inspiration from them. I guess that's why the list is incomplete. I need the time to sift through the books that I have. There are some gems in there that I haven't looked at in more than 10 years -- I'm wondering if they are still around.'re welcome. You're doing a great job on your blog thus far. It's always good to have some exposure. Who knows, you might open the door for someone else one of these days! =)

Hi Clare,

Thanks for participating! =)

I took a peek and commented... =)


Reid, I've been MIA for a few days, but finally got off my okole and posted my five faves:
How'd I do? ;-)


Hey Alan,

I think we all need a break every now and then. Thanks for participating in the meme. Your list looks great. Now if I could only find the time to finish mine. That 5 book question is quite difficult. *sigh*


Hey Reid

Here's my meme... finally. Better later than never hey?


Hi AG,

Thanks for playing along. And yes, better late than never is right! =P

Interesting list BTW...


Reid - Somebody has actually done a history of this meme - amazing!


Hi Kirk,

I saw that as someone clicked a link on her site to get to mine. I wonder if she used some of my informational research as she posted her tree long after I posted mine. =P


Oh yea, MY NAME IS THERE!!! ::grin::

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