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Good To Be Home!

Summer in O’ahu was great, but coming home is always the best! My mommy had a Korean feast all prepared for me PLUS a blueberry pie! The food I missed the most in Hawai’i were berries. To me summer means loads and loads of berries but not on O’ahu. So expensive. Very unfortunate. I kept saying the first thing I was going to do when I got home was make a blueberry pie but my mommy had one waiting for me! Moms are the best.

The feast:

soon tubu jigae

steamed mandu (korean dumplings)

pan-fried mandu

spicy bacon with saam, rice, and lettuce

da table

We were griddlin on the table and plenny of food to go around. Of course, blueberry pie to top it off for dessert!

good ole messy piece of blueberry pie a la mode

I tried to make my own vanilla ice cream to top it off but it failed. I don’t think the container was cold enough so I’m going to try again in a few days. I made an ice cream run after dinner and read every company’s ingredients list to try and find one without corn syrup. Breyer’s natural vanilla qualifies but not the homemade vanilla. ┬áDorthy had it right. ┬áThere’s no place like home!


Real Ramen!

My first bowl of real ramen! I didn’t think it would be in Hawai’i but life is full of surprises.

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Some co-workers took me here for lunch at McCully shopping center. The restaurant was not clearly labeled but I think it might have been called Kyoto Ramen? They had a pantan broth made of pork and chicken and had house made chashu which is marinated, tender pork slices garnishing the soup and noodles. A bowl was about $10 with and additional $1 if you wanted it spicy, which of course I had. The noodles were think and chewy but not too hard and they also were house made. It was definitely everything I had expected and more. A hearty bowl of rich soup with chashu and noodles… they were meant to be together. I’ve always been a broth drinker when it came to soups and never more so than this bowl of ramen. For most of my life ramen was that instant msg-ified meal that tasted awesome while eating it but makes you feel like crap afterward. Now with the real thing, ramen is satisfying before during and after.

Kyoto Ramen: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 5 super yummy noodles!