Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silk Road Cafe

Silk Road Cafe is located in downtown Honolulu in the former space of CGee's Lunches. They offer Uzbek food. The entrees/plates range from $9-$13 for a reasonable amount of food. They also have sides and desserts for under $5. My favorites are the lamb shish kebabs, pelmeni (dumplings), and medovik (honey cake). They only open for lunch from Monday to Saturdays. You can eat in or do take out.

I recommend going before 12pm on weekdays to beat the lunch crowd. This is a different kind of food for the Hawaii taste but it's good and worth trying. The closest parking lot nearby is at the post office; metered parking. 

For more information about Silk Road Cafe, visit silkroadcafehi.com.

212 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 585-8212

Beef Shish Kebabs

Lamb Shish Kebabs

Manti

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cajun King

Cajun Kings offers seafood prepared Louisiana style. If it's your first time trying this, I recommend getting one of the combos because you get a little bit of everything. There are certain types of shellfish I don't eat so I picked items by the pounds and created my own bag. The cajun and garlic butter sauce with no spice was my favorite. Even though there was no spice, I still had a kick in my mouth. The prices are reasonable because you're getting fresh seafood and it's prepared for you. You don't have to worry about making a mess in your own kitchen. They even give you a bib and gloves so you don't get the sauce on your clothes.

They have 3 locations on the island and they are open for lunch and dinner. If you're going for dinner and you have more than 2 people in your party, I recommend making a reservation.

For more information about Cajun King, visit cajunking808.com.

Cajun King Aiea
Waimalu Shopping Center
98-020 Kamehameha Hwy
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 484-2221

Cajun King Kaimuki
3611 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 738-1888

Cajun King Kaneohe
Windward City Shopping Center
45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 744-1882


Oysters (1/2 dozen)

Stir Fried String Beans w/ Garlic

Chicken Wings w/ Cajun Fries

Cajun & Garlic Butter Clams, Shrimp, Corn

Spicy Cajun & Garlic Butter Clams, Shrimp, Corn

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pokeway

Pokeway lets you make your own poke bowl. It's the Subway sandwich concept for poke. You can choose between 1-3 scoops of protein. They offer ahi, salmon, hamachi, tako, and tofu. They use fresh fish from the fish auction. Your protein gets mixed with the sauce of your choice and it sits on top a bed of rice and salad. They have 8 different sauces to choose from but my favorite is the sesame. You also get 3 sides and toppings. The poke bowls range from $9-$13.

They are located in downtown Honolulu at Fort Street Mall inside the 1132 Bishop Street building; right across 1132 Cafe. There are some tables outside the shop so you can eat there. They are only open Monday- Friday from 10am-3pm. If you need parking, the closest street parking is on Bethel Street or Pauahi Street.

1132 Bishop St., Ste 143
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 206-1006

Ahi (small)

Salmon (small)

Hamachi (small)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mochi Lab

Mochi Lab is known for their butter mochi creations. They put filling into the center of the butter mochi so it has an extra burst of flavor. You can only find them at the Farmers Market (Blaisdell Concert Hall, Kailua, and Ala Moana Center). The butter mochi is $3 each but you're going to want to buy more than one. My favorite is the pandanilla because it's different and no one on the island makes mochi with pandan. If you follow @mochilab808, you can find out their flavors of the week.

For more information about Mochi Lab, visit mochilab808.com.

Pandanilla, Purple Sweet Potato, Lilikoilada



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ricado's Italian Restaurant

Ricado's serves up delicious Italian food for a reasonable price. They are located inside the Pearl Kai Shopping Center a few doors down from Baskin Robbins. The interior of the restaurant has dim lighting but the space is big. The wait staff is super nice and they will keep refilling your bread basket with fresh bread while you wait for your food.  I recommend the cabonara because it's different from the other Italian restaurants. They don't crack a raw egg on top of it but it's still really tasty.

This is a popular dinner spot for locals who live on the West side of the island.  If you plan to come for dinner, reservations are recommended because it gets busy. The best time to eat is before 6pm. After 6pm, there is a crowd and the parking lot is full.

98-199 Kamehameha Hwy
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 484-0215

Caesar Salad

Carbonara

Veal Saltimbocca

Fettuccine Salmon Alfredo