Sunday, November 20, 2016

MW - Restaurant Week 2016

MW Restaurant was offering a lunch and dinner menu. I saved the best for last so this was my final pick for restaurant week. They offered a 3-course dinner menu for $45. There were some supplemental items if you wanted to make you meal a bit more grand.

If you didn't make it out to restaurant week this year, I recommend putting this place on your list for next year.

For more information, visit www.restaurantweekhawaii.com/restaurant/mwrestaurant.

Chefs Appetizer Trio:
Pork and Foie Gras Wonton, Truffle Arancini, Lobster Vichyssoise
Steamed Opah

Ludovico Farms Chicken Roulade

Mountain View Farms Pork Ragout

Surf & Turf ($10 Supplemental)

Peanut Butter & Banana

“Affo-misu” Shave Ice

Strawberry Pop Tart ($5 supplemental)

Black Truffle Decadence ($15 supplemental)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Roy's Waikiki - Restaurant Week 2016

Roy's Waikiki is offering a 3-course menu for $48. Each of the Roy's Hawaii restaurants on Oahu are offering a different menu for restaurant week so it's a good time to try one because you won't find some of these items on their regular menu.

For more information, visit www.restaurantweekhawaii.com/restaurant/roys-waikiki.

Maguro Tataki
Sesame Garlic Soy, Yuzu Aioli, Sizzling Ginger Relish

Cilantro Pesto Crusted Kauai Prawns
Peppercorn Crab Pappardelle, Manila Clams,
Nalo Baby Arugula, Grapefruit

Thai Garlic Pepper Glazed Hudson Valley Duck Breast
Coriander Sticky Rice, Szechuan Eggplant

Blueberry Ricotta Corn Bread Pudding
Blackberry Port Wine Reduction

Friday, November 11, 2016

Bakery & Table

The Bakery & Table is a combination of a restaurant, cafe, and bakery. The restaurant is on the 2nd level. They have tables indoors which overlooks the cafe and bakery area and there is a large patio which contains the seafood bar. I sat indoors which was better because it was raining the night I dined in. The lighting inside is a little dim but it's very spacious. I recommend coming with a group so you can try a bunch of items on the menu. Their portions are good for sharing. My favorite items were the rustica flatbread and carbonara. If you save room for dessert, you should try the cinnamon bread pudding. The staff will pour creme anglaise over a chocolate dome at your table and you can watch it melt and reveal the bread pudding. There aren't any restaurants on Oahu doing that cool trick yet so you definitely want to check it out.

The cafe is on the first level and it allows for a more casual dining experience during the lunch hour. The bakery is also on the first level and they offer a variety of freshly baked sweet and savory pastries. You can pick up and go or sit on one of the tables to enjoy your pastries. The cafe and bakery section closes around 5pm so be sure to go early for the best selection of pastries.

If you go for dinner, they only offer valet parking. You enter the lot on Piikoi Street. You can't access the building by car from South King Street because Piikoi is a one-way street. If you get lucky, you might be able to find street parking along Piikoi. I also recommend making a reservation before coming.

For more information about Bakery & Table, visit bakeryandtable.com.

938 Piikoi St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 592-7777

1/2 Dozen Oysters

Rustica Flatbread

Braised Boneless Shortribs

B&T Seafood Cream Pasta

Mentaiko Pasta

Carbonara

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gomaichi Ramen

Gomaichi Ramen is known for their tan tan men. The ramen and other dishes like the ban ban ji chicken have always been consistently good over the years. They are located on Keeaumoku Street across from Walmart by Ala Moana Center. The portions are good and prices are reasonable. I usually come for lunch and I get seated right away. The food comes out quick.

This place is good for small groups. They have tables on the side that can seat up to 4 people and there is a counter in the middle. They don't offer any parking but there is street parking along Keeaumoku and Makaloa Streets.

For more information about Gomaichi Ramen, visit www.rikatorres.com/demo/gomaichi/index.html.

631 Keeaumoku St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 951-6666

Ban Ban Ji Chicken

Gyoza

Sung Hon Men

Char Siu Shoyu Ramen


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eggs n Things

Eggs 'n Things is a popular brunch spot in Honolulu that is known for their pancakes, omelets, and crepes. Most of diners are Japanese but you'll see a few locals around. The portions were big for me but most people can probably finish an order by themselves. For breakfast food, the prices are pretty high but their pancakes tasted great. If you have a craving for pancakes in the evening, you should check this place out. The only thing I didn't like was the whip cream on top of all the desserts.

I recommend going to the flagship store because it's two levels. It's in Waikiki at 343 Saratoga Road; across from the Post Office. The flagship store has a gift shop on the ground level with Eggs 'n Things themed souvenirs and tropical flavored syrups. The dining area is on the second level; when your table is ready, the hostess escorts you up. Waikiki doesn't offer reasonable parking rates in the private lots and street parking is hard to find. If you have a car, go to their Ala Moana location instead.

For more information or to find an Eggs 'n Things near you, visit eggsnthings.com.

Ice Cream Waffle w/ Fresh Strawberries

Hawaiian Whipped Sampler