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U'ilani
February 10th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Aloha, everybody!

I've already posted a bit but haven't introduced myself yet.

I am hapa haole (Hawaiian, Chinese, German, English), grew up in Honolulu and attended St. Andrew's Priory and Kalani High School. I have fond memories of going to the beach every day with my cousins (I have some scars from bodysurfing accidents to prove it!), cutting class to go with friends to the slippery wall at Waikiki Beach, eating "real" custard pie from Kapiolani Bakery, and picking pipipis with my grandmother.

I left Hawaii for college (BYU) and never made it back home. The cost of living is so high in Hawaii that, frankly, I could never afford to move back. I go home once a year to see my family--and to go to Liliha Bakery!

Fortunately, my hubby is also from Hawaii, and so when I reminisce about my favorite crackseed store or have a craving for Horlick's malted tablets or dried aku, he knows exactly what I'm talking about.

I moved to Seattle for graduate school (Univ. of WA), then moved to a few other states, and now make the Seattle area my residence--but never my true "home." I have 2 keikis with beautiful--and very long--Hawaiian middle names.

I hope to cross paths with you here. :)

kimo55
February 10th, 2005, 10:37 PM
I've already posted a bit but haven't introduced myself yet.

no shame, no shame, you!



and now make the Seattle area my residence--



great city! say arowha to da hawaii store and mcPhee's!

808dubz
February 10th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Aloha, everybody!


I left Hawaii for college (BYU) and never made it back home. The cost of living is so high in Hawaii that, frankly, I could never afford to move back. I go home once a year to see my family--and to go to Liliha Bakery!
:)

Yeah...I remember Liliha Bakery, my ex-girlfriend Richelyn Chow used to live by the townhouses right next to the building where the Liliha Bakery is at. Ono good food....used to grind there in the morning time before taking her to Farrington High......hard to believe that was almost 15 years ago!! Does where da dayz!!!! Aloha....
Braddah Ronny!!

Serenity
February 11th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Welcome U'ilani...

Hope someday you, your hubby & your children can come back here
to our great Island of oahu. ;)

:eek: WOW! Liliha bakery, huh?. I live near by there(somewhere.).

My hubby & I also like that bakery, & You are right, they do have "ono good food" !. :)
We sometimes go there for breakfast on our way out of town early in the morning(s).

Well, glad you dropped by, & heard of this forum.

Hope we all see more of you here often .

A big gigantic Aloha to you from everyone here in this forum.

U'ilani
February 12th, 2005, 09:46 AM
Hey, thanks for responding.

I just found out there's a good Hawaiian food restaurant in Seattle (Kauai Family Restaurant); I'll have to check it out this week.

I see macaroni salad in my near future!!! :cool:

Check out this review of their cakes:

http://www.thestranger.com/2004-03-18/chow2.html

Miulang
February 12th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Hey, thanks for responding.

I just found out there's a good Hawaiian food restaurant in Seattle (Kauai Family Restaurant); I'll have to check it out this week.

I see macaroni salad in my near future!!! :cool:

Check out this review of their cakes:

http://www.thestranger.com/2004-03-18/chow2.html
Hui U'ilani:
There's also Kona Kitchen in the Maple Leaf neighborhood (up by Northgate). The owner is an actor who had a role in Karate Kid 2, among other movies.

And of course, there's always L&L up in Lynnwood. There are a bunch of other local grind kine places around the Seattle area. You would be surprised (actually not---there are more Hawai'i expats in the Seattle area than there are people living on Kaua'i!)

Malama pono,
Miulang

Glen Miyashiro
February 12th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Speaking of which, you should check out Wanda Adams' recent meditation (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/current/il/wanda) on macaroni salad, complete with recipe.

U'ilani
February 12th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the info about the restaurants.


My mom & grandma made mac salad exactly like they make at Zippy's--I guess that puts me in the "purist" camp. I wish I had the recipe.

Miulang
February 12th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the info about the restaurants.


My mom & grandma made mac salad exactly like they make at Zippy's--I guess that puts me in the "purist" camp. I wish I had the recipe.
U'ilani:
Here's a recipe for a clone of Zippy's mac salad. http://alohaworld.com/ono/viewrecipe.php?id=1051148025

Miulang

Glen Miyashiro
February 16th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Speaking of which, you should check out Wanda Adams' recent meditation (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/current/il/wanda) on macaroni salad, complete with recipe.Here's the permanent link (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Feb/09/il/il32awanda.html) to Wanda's article -- the first URL I cited has been replaced by a newer article.

U'ilani
February 16th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Thanks Glen & Miulang.

Now if I could only find a way to get Liliha Bakery's coco puffs to Seattle, I would be a happy wahine!

Miulang
February 16th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Hui U'ilani:
I found a recipe (http://alohaworld.com/ono/viewrecipe.php?id=1051312048) on the Ono Recipe forum a recipe for something called "coco puffs". From the description that was given by the owner of Liliha Bakery in one of the news stories I found, it appears that the cocoa puff is a cream puff shell filled with some kind of chocolate pudding/filling and topped with "chantilly frosting" which the owner of the bakery said was like the German chocolate icing without the nuts or coconuts and with more butter. The recipe above sounds like it may come very close to what you wish you could find in Seattle.

If you make it, let us know how it came out. I have never had a cocoa puff (except for da cereal kine) so if I made it, I wouldn't know if it tasted like the "real thing."

Malama pono,
Miulang

P.S. cream puffs are super easy to make so don't be afraid of this recipe

Glen Miyashiro
February 16th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Ho Miulang, can tell you never lived in Honolulu. There is nobody on O'ahu who has never had a Liliha Bakery coco puff. :rolleyes:

Surfingfarmboy
February 17th, 2005, 01:03 AM
I never lived on O'ahu...I lived down in Ka'u on the Big I..but when I did make it into that part of Honolulu, I did make it a point to visit not only the Liliha Bakery, but also Masu's just down the road a ways. (Masu's Massive Plate Lunch Diner!) Anyway..I went to Liliha for other mea ono...I initially went to Liliha to try the cocoa puffs after hearing so much about them, but I discovered I liked other treats they make, like the chocolate iced cake doughnuts..man..they were some brok' da mout' ono...I never really got into the cocoa puffs; in fact I was kinda dissapointed the first time I tried them..I figured they would be much more chocolately, rather than the somewhat subtly cocoa flavor I found them to possess in the cream filling.

Speaking of bakeries, I have to say that having lived in Na'alehu, it was no problem to get to the Punaluu Bakery..it was kinda neat to be in walking distance of a place people traveled many miles to visit. I miss their sweet bread big time!

Miulang
February 17th, 2005, 04:51 AM
Ho Miulang, can tell you never lived in Honolulu. There is nobody on O'ahu who has never had a Liliha Bakery coco puff. :rolleyes:
Eh, you right! I was born in HNL but my parents wen go move to Maui wen I was 2. So if I had cocoa puffs, I was too small to rememba! :(

Miulang

Lei K
February 17th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Liliha Bakery.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ono!!!!!

Sadly, I didn't get around to going there last visit back home. I did however get pretty much everywhere else, especially Ono Hawaiian Foods to have one kine lau lau plate lunch. It just doesn't get better than that. Well, except polishing it off with my Leonard's custard filled malasada and some honeydew shave ice. I gained 10 lb in one week! But ho was it worth it, even if it was a pain to lose! :p

U'ilani
February 17th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Oh, man, you guys are making me hungry.

Miulang: Do you know if they still make Guri Guri ice cream on Maui?

[Administrator: Sorry for turning this into the kaukau thread! :D ]

Miulang
February 18th, 2005, 05:25 AM
Oh, man, you guys are making me hungry.

Miulang: Do you know if they still make Guri Guri ice cream on Maui?

[Administrator: Sorry for turning this into the kaukau thread! :D ]
Hui U'ilani:
Yes, Tasaka Guri Guri in the Maui Mall is still open. They pack stuff for shipping, too, but I think it's only for interisland travel and not for the Mainland (although if they put it on dry ice, it might not melt).

Miulang

rikki
May 27th, 2005, 12:27 PM
I am going to date myself but reading these entries made me feel homesick. I use to go to Liliha and Dutch Girl bakeries all of the time. Dutch Girl has been gone for years.

I saw the entry about Masu's and I recalled that Honda's was originally at that location for so long. It was an institution. I am glad that Masu's has carried Honda's torch.

Now I am lucky because I live a few blocks from Kona Kitchen in North Seattle. So if I have a craving for kalua pig, saimin, or loco moco I just stop in there. Yuji, the bad guy from Karate Kid II, and his wife Angie own the place. Both are really great folk and hard workers. If you want to karaoke, that is the place to go. Good Hawaiian music selection to choose from. Bar is laid back and the regulars are nice -- many of them are from the islands. Check it out if you are in the neighborhood.

waikikigirl
June 29th, 2005, 09:10 PM
When I'm on the Mainland, I crave Leonard's malasadas, jindui (spelling?), coconut balls, dried plums and mochi.

Thank gord I'm not on the Mainland.

Tiger Beer
July 29th, 2005, 02:00 AM
This thread makes a strong case for Seattle.

If I couldn't live in Hawaii for some reason.. was thinking of the State of Washington.. another I was recently getting curious about was Florida.. but just don't think it would compare - don't know though - never been there.

Would prefer Honolulu though.

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 05:07 AM
This thread makes a strong case for Seattle.

If I couldn't live in Hawaii for some reason.. was thinking of the State of Washington.. another I was recently getting curious about was Florida.. but just don't think it would compare - don't know though - never been there.

Would prefer Honolulu though.
I wouldn't want to live in FL...too hot and muggy and prone to hurricanes! Seattle is a good compromise to actually living in Hawai'i because it doesn't get too hot or too cold, you have access to more amenities than they have in Hawai'i and it's slightly cheaper to live here (although Seattle has been called the most overrated city in the continental US). It's only a 4 hour plane ride to Hawai'i, too. Lots of former Hawai'i residents have emigrated to the state of WA, most because of economic reasons. That's why we have lots of places that serve local style Hawaiian food up here.

Miulang

oggboy
July 29th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Hi Miulang,

So, Since You Wen Live On Maui Foa Some Time. You No Remember
Komoda Bakery Up In Makawao. They Make Some Ono Kine Cream
Puff`s Too! Da Only Thing Is Dey No Make The Chocolate Kine Like
Liliha Bakery. Even Liliha Bakery Pastry Some Ono.

I Dunno If You Rememeber The King`s Bakery Restaurant Had On

Oahu And The Ono Sweet Bread... Dat Was The Bomb Especially

Da Sweet Bread Frech Toast......... Oh I Hungry!!!! Oggboy

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Hi Miulang,

So, Since You Wen Live On Maui Foa Some Time. You No Remember
Komoda Bakery Up In Makawao. They Make Some Ono Kine Cream
Puff`s Too! Da Only Thing Is Dey No Make The Chocolate Kine Like
Liliha Bakery. Even Liliha Bakery Pastry Some Ono.

I Dunno If You Rememeber The King`s Bakery Restaurant Had On

Oahu And The Ono Sweet Bread... Dat Was The Bomb Especially

Da Sweet Bread Frech Toast......... Oh I Hungry!!!! Oggboy
Yeah, I remember Komoda Bakery. Everytime I go holoholo kaa Maui (we usually stay Kula side) I gotta make at least one trip to Komoda for da long johns and cream puffs and now da lilikoi and guava malasadas.

You know who make dakine chocolate filled malasadas, I tink? You know Sweet Treats (or something lidat...next to 24-hour Fitness in Kahului)? I tink dey go make dakine chocolate filled malasadas, or maybe was creampuff. Dey get onolicious kine pastries. So if you no like go all da way up to Makawao, go to da bakery next to da 24-Hour Fitness (right on da Hana Hwy before you hit Dairy Rd).

King's Bakery wen go sell out to somebody else, so even us guys get King's Sweet Bread up here. Cannot beat da Leonard's Bakery pao duce though. I rememba wen Lucky Luck used to advertise on TV for dem guys...he would take one biiiiig round loaf, crack 'em in half and den stick one half in his mouth! You rememba dat? I make haupia Hawaiian French toast now. Go take one thick piece sweet bread and cut one pocket in da middle (or 2 slices, if cut). Get one 1" sq. piece of haupia and put in da middle of da 2 pieces of bread. Den go soak 'em in da milk/egg/cinnamon mixture and fry in butter. When pau cook, go put coconut syrup on top. Garans you going fall unda da table so onolicious!

Miulang

P.S. I wen get da idea for da haupia french toast from da Halekulani Hotel. Dey used to serve dat befoa.

oggboy
July 29th, 2005, 04:22 PM
EH MIULANG,
DAT IS SOMETING I GOING TRY..... THIS ONE IS FROM ME, TRY STUFFED
FRENCH TOAST WITH BANANAS.. SAME TING LIKE HOW YOU MAKE BANANA
PANCAKE. I DUNNO IF YOU LIKE COTTAGE-CHEESE BUT IF YOU LIKE TRY
MIXING WITH BLUEBERRIES OR ANY TYPE FRUIT YOU LIKE DEN FRY,
SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR. ENJOY!!!!!!!
OH YEA, DAT BAKERY YOU TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED SIMLY SWEETS,
AND YOUR RIGHT DEY GET SOME ONO PASTRIES......OGGBOY..

p.s. YEAH I NO KINGS BAKERY WEN SELL OUT AND NOW THEY STAY
ALL OVA DA PLACE.

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 04:30 PM
EH MIULANG,
DAT IS SOMETING I GOING TRY..... THIS ONE IS FROM ME, TRY STUFFED
FRENCH TOAST WITH BANANAS.. SAME TING LIKE HOW YOU MAKE BANANA
PANCAKE. I DUNNO IF YOU LIKE COTTAGE-CHEESE BUT IF YOU LIKE TRY
MIXING WITH BLUEBERRIES OR ANY TYPE FRUIT YOU LIKE DEN FRY,
SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR. ENJOY!!!!!!!
OH YEA, DAT BAKERY YOU TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED SIMLY SWEETS,
AND YOUR RIGHT DEY GET SOME ONO PASTRIES......OGGBOY..

p.s. YEAH I NO KINGS BAKERY WEN SELL OUT AND NOW THEY STAY
ALL OVA DA PLACE.
Woohoo! Good ting da weekend. I tink I going try make banana french toast maybe Sunday...I get guava syrup, so should be onolicious!

Mahalos,
Miulang

lurkah
July 29th, 2005, 04:44 PM
go to da bakery next to da 24-Hour Fitness

If da bakery was also 24/7, one could theoretically perpetually bounce back and forth going to each venue.

Yeah, Miulang? :D

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 04:48 PM
If da bakery was also 24/7, one could theoretically perpetually bounce back and forth going to each venue.

Yeah, Miulang? :D
I always thought that was kinda funny...to have a calorie-laden bakery right next to a place where you could burn all the carbs off! In my case, it would be 15 minutes of lacksidasical stationary bike riding for every 3 guava or lilikoi malasadas eaten...perfect ratio. :D

Miulang

oggboy
July 29th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Good One

Simply Sweets, Open 24/7 For Your Convenience.........oggboy

Tiger Beer
July 29th, 2005, 05:10 PM
I wouldn't want to live in FL...too hot and muggy and prone to hurricanes! Seattle is a good compromise to actually living in Hawai'i because it doesn't get too hot or too cold, you have access to more amenities than they have in Hawai'i and it's slightly cheaper to live here (although Seattle has been called the most overrated city in the continental US). It's only a 4 hour plane ride to Hawai'i, too. Lots of former Hawai'i residents have emigrated to the state of WA, most because of economic reasons. That's why we have lots of places that serve local style Hawaiian food up here.

Miulang
4 hours?!!? Thats good!

Interesting about Seattle being the most overrated city. I wonder how many Hawaiians are living in and around Las Vegas.

My girlfriend lives in Vegas.. and when I've visited here.. I've seen a few Hawaiian restaurants like L&M (I think its called?) and others. Plus constant new housing at affordable prices around Las Vegas.

oggboy
July 29th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Tiger Bear,

Flight Time Between Hawaii And The U.s. Mainland Are 5-6 Plus
Hours.

Hawaiian Communities In The West Coast, Especially In Las Vegas

Have Sky Rocketed..... Do To The Cheap Housing Cost And Jobs

Available......

The Hawaiian Communities On The Mainland Can Be Found On Your Web................

Oggboy..........

oggboy
July 29th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Oh Sorry,

That Is L&l Drive In..............oggboy

Tiger Beer
July 29th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Later I might do a search for the largest Hawaiian communities in the mainland cities.. I'm curious.

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Interesting about Seattle being the most overrated city. I wonder how many Hawaiians are living in and around Las Vegas.

My girlfriend lives in Vegas.. and when I've visited here.. I've seen a few Hawaiian restaurants like L&M (I think its called?) and others. Plus constant new housing at affordable prices around Las Vegas.
Lotsa expats living in LV now...we expats fondly refer to LV as the "9th Hawaiian island". It's cheaper for most of us to fly to LV than it is to fly to Hawai'i to get our Hawaiian fix.

The restaurant you're thinking of is L&L. It's a chain that started in Hawai'i and that now has branches all over the US, like NYC, Boston, Seattle, and places in between.

I'm sure if your girlfriend has lived in LV for any length of time that she knows about the Ho'olaulea (big party) that the city of Las Vegas and the Hawaiian club there put on every Sept. (this year it'll be on the 17th and 18th @ Alondra Park). At least one other person who haunts this board and I will be in LV for this and for another luau the night before that will be held for another Hawaiian community forum (www.alohaworld.com). Our luau is timed so some of us who can't get enough Hawaiian fun and food Friday night can also go to the city's party the next day.

Does your girlfriend know about the restaurants in the California Hotel? They serve "local" (i.e. Hawaiian) food there. Many people from Hawai'i, when they visit LV from the islands, stay downtown and not on the strip. Everything's a little more convenient downtown and I've heard that the slots are "looser" downtown than on the strip.

Miulang

U'ilani
July 29th, 2005, 07:46 PM
For the 2nd year now, Seattle has been rated by Forbes Mag as the most overpriced city. It's finally on the economic rebound from the dot com bust with unemployment now just under 5%. Yet, with housing prices skyrocketing, high property taxes (I pay nearly $6000 a year), and wages that don't keep pace with the cost of living, it's very difficult for younger folks to make it here. Sounds familiar, huh?

Still, the moderate climate, the lakes, the trees, and the decent schools keep me here. I still miss Hawaii and the local food, though. I'm going home for vacation next month and will be visiting Liliha Bakery and Sekiya's the day I arrive, then heading for the shave ice place at that clothing store in Kailua just before I buy a warm bag of boiled peanuts. Yummy! :)

Miulang
July 30th, 2005, 06:28 AM
For the 2nd year now, Seattle has been rated by Forbes Mag as the most overpriced city. It's finally on the economic rebound from the dot com bust with unemployment now just under 5%. Yet, with housing prices skyrocketing, high property taxes (I pay nearly $6000 a year), and wages that don't keep pace with the cost of living, it's very difficult for younger folks to make it here. Sounds familiar, huh?

Still, the moderate climate, the lakes, the trees, and the decent schools keep me here. I still miss Hawaii and the local food, though. I'm going home for vacation next month and will be visiting Liliha Bakery and Sekiya's the day I arrive, then heading for the shave ice place at that clothing store in Kailua just before I buy a warm bag of boiled peanuts. Yummy! :)

Hui U'ilani! You live in the northend of Seattle, yeah? If you ever want to go holoholo to Duvall, there's a really good little restaurant over there called Lei's Family Restaurant. It's right in the center of Duvall on the main street(such as it is, since downtown Duvall has like only 2 or 3 buildings), but they have local grinds, including poke on the weekends! We went the first weekend they were open a couple of months ago. They hadn't started offering their plate lunches yet. Benny (one of the owners) says if you're a local and you stop by and you don't see what you want on the menu, ask and they can probably whip up something for you. They do have onolicious kalua pork.

Have fun in Hawai'i. Have a cocopuff for me.

Miulang

P.S. You must have one biiiiiig hale to pay that much for taxes! My property tax on a 1,000 sf condo is only about $1,200, and I live within the Seattle City limits!

Tiger Beer
July 30th, 2005, 08:01 AM
Well, Seattle being what it is.. and I just don't have the real strong interest.. probably won't end up moving/living there. Now LV on the other hand is a second-hand remote possibility SECOND to Honolulu of course :cool:

Regarding my gf.. she's a filipina.. she doesn't know much about Hawaiian culture as much as she knows about philippines culture.. yet SO MANY filipinos have lived or were raised in hawaii (who later moved to the mainland).. that well.. second-hand info and all.

Miulang
July 30th, 2005, 08:11 AM
Well, Seattle being what it is.. and I just don't have the real strong interest.. probably won't end up moving/living there. Now LV on the other hand is a second-hand remote possibility SECOND to Honolulu of course :cool:

Regarding my gf.. she's a filipina.. she doesn't know much about Hawaiian culture as much as she knows about philippines culture.. yet SO MANY filipinos have lived or were raised in hawaii (who later moved to the mainland).. that well.. second-hand info and all.
No, what you just said is true; many filipinos who emigrated from the Philippines did start out in Hawai'i, but have since moved up here for the economic opportunities, which are much greater than in Hawai'i (plus it's cheaper). Many of the Filipino families in Hawai'i live with multiple families in a house that is too small simply because they try to pool their resources to make life easier for their kids. The Filipino families I know are some of the hardest working and most industrious I have ever known. And many of their 2nd and 3rd generation kids are more patriotic than kids whose families have been American for many generations. I think many of the Filipino families living in LV have members who work in the casinos, which can be a fairly lucrative business compared to the kinds of hospitality jobs they usually work at in Hawai'i.

Miulang

P.S. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if that Ho'olaulea in Alondra Park had some filipino booths with food (lumpia, pancit, adobo, longanisa, etc.) The Filipinos are a very important part of Hawai'i. I think they're celebrating their centennial of arriving in Hawai'i this month.

U'ilani
July 30th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Miulang: I actually live in an exurb of Seattle--Sammamish Plateau, near Redmond. Everyone around us is rich and drives SUVs except us, lol. We wanted to be in a better school district and live in a low-crime city. In our last house (in north Seattle), we had a drive-by shooting on our street, about 6 Level 3 sex offenders nearby, and school test scores that were under 60% in reading and writing.

I still gotta try out that Kauai Family Restaurant in Seattle some time.

Yup, I'll have a dozen cocopuffs for you. :D

lurkah
July 30th, 2005, 11:07 AM
I still gotta try out that Kauai Family Restaurant in Seattle some time.

IMHO, although the food is ono there, the portions are small and a bit spendy too for what you end up getting. The serving container for the ahi poke reminded me of a specimen cup. :p

Miulang
July 30th, 2005, 01:31 PM
Miulang: I actually live in an exurb of Seattle--Sammamish Plateau, near Redmond. Everyone around us is rich and drives SUVs except us, lol. We wanted to be in a better school district and live in a low-crime city. In our last house (in north Seattle), we had a drive-by shooting on our street, about 6 Level 3 sex offenders nearby, and school test scores that were under 60% in reading and writing.

I still gotta try out that Kauai Family Restaurant in Seattle some time.

Yup, I'll have a dozen cocopuffs for you. :D
You're closer to Duvall than me, so better you go take one car ride up to Duvall (right before Woodinville on the Woodinville-Duvall Rd. headed north) I think you would be happier with the food at Lei's Family Restaurant (especially the quantity!) than Kauai Family restaurant. The Kauai Family Restaurant got itself cleaned up about a year ago; it's not grimy and the last time I was there for lunch (couple of weeks ago), the service was wikiwiki compared to every other time I've been there. They're doing a booming business with their cakes (they have a sort of bakery next door). Pieces of their cakes (lilikoi, haupia, guava, rainbow, chantilly, dobash) are selling at Uwajimaya in Seattle and some of the other Hawaiian type places. You can even order whole cakes to go now.

Miulang

lurkah
July 30th, 2005, 01:43 PM
The Kauai Family Restaurant got itself cleaned up about a year ago; it's not grimy and the last time I was there for lunch (couple of weeks ago), the service was wikiwiki compared to every other time I've been there.

Sounds like quite an improvement, but have they also increased the size of their portions to match the size of their prices?


They're doing a booming business with their cakes (they have a sort of bakery next door). Pieces of their cakes (lilikoi, haupia, guava, rainbow, chantilly, dobash) are selling at Uwajimaya in Seattle and some of the other Hawaiian type places. You can even order whole cakes to go now.

Dobash? Did you say Dobash? :( Eh tita, hacome you nevah tell me about dis befo?! :mad:

Miulang
July 30th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Sounds like quite an improvement, but have they also increased the size of their portions to match the size of their prices?
Dobash? Did you say Dobash? :( Eh tita, hacome you nevah tell me about dis befo?! :mad:
I dunno. I always thought they gave me enough to fill my opu, but you right, hardly eva get enough foa one doggie bag (or maybe because da food so onolicious das why no moa extra to take home?). Now if you go someplace like Kona Kitchen in Seattle up by where I live (Yuji Okumoto, who was in a couple of da Karate Kid movies owns da place), dat's someplace you would like if you like plenty ono grinds. Da odda night we hele ova dere and I had da huli chicken dinner plate. Had one green salad, broccoli, carrots, TWO scoops mac salad (usually get 2 scoop rice + 1 scoop mac salad, but I neva like da rice) and 1/2 of one whole chicken, all foa $8.95. Had so much kaukau, I oni could eat half da chicken!

As for da dobash cake, you neva wen ask me if I knew someplace in Seattle dat wen go make Dobash cake! :p So now you know!

Miulang

P.S. I tink Bobbie's in Everett moa expensive and dey get kinda manini portions too.

lurkah
July 30th, 2005, 04:50 PM
Now if you go someplace like Kona Kitchen in Seattle up by where I live (Yuji Okumoto, who was in a couple of da Karate Kid movies owns da place), dat's someplace you would like if you like plenty ono grinds.

Been there, done that. I think was maybe just a few months after Kona Kitchen first opened. Had da hamburger steak dinner. Was ono. Nice guy, Yuji (http://allthingshawaiian.com/lurkah/graphics/yuji.jpg). Down to earth, and we wen talk story lilibit. Totally da opposite of da pilau character he played in Karate Kid II.

I never been to Bobby's yet. Too far up north!