Homemade Taco Tuesday dinner

It’s Taco Tuesday, baby! Let’s get excited! Whoot!

My sister and her BF cooked up a marvelous taco bar for my family on a Tuesday night for dinner. W.O.W.! It was amazing! We enjoyed dinner very much! We had a selection of different tacos to create and grind: soft or crunchy; ahi (fish), shrimp, ground beef, and steak. I tried ’em all, haha! My tummy was very satisfied!

Homemade taco nights at home are the best! I get SO excited. I literally do! Haha! I usually create a salad with tortilla chips or break my taco shells into pieces, and then add the ingredients. Yummy! My mouth is watering- every time I think of tacos! I think it’s time for another taco night soon! Hehe!

Enjoy your week!

FS~

Pink drink calling!

Happy Father’s Day! Hope all you fathers, grandfathers, and uncles had a marvelous day!

Later this week, be on the lookout for a Father’s Day dish posting that I made tonight. It’s going to be great! We had a wonderful celebration!

Over the weekend, I finally tried “The Pink Drink.” It was staring at me, calling me to try it. I’ve heard of the drink before and had been curious to try it one day. That day had come, haha!

Some time ago, I downloaded a free app onto my smart phone, called “Secret Free.” It has the 411 of all the different “secret” drinks at Starbucks. Oooh, la la! According to the app, “The Pink Drink” is rated 4.5/5 stars and consists of: the strawberry açai refresher drink with coconut milk (instead of water), with dried strawberries. It was a pretty good drink! I like the açai refresher drink. I think it would be just as good without the dried strawberries, though! I’m looking forward to utilizing the app more and trying other “secret” drinks. Some of them are very creative.

Here is a website I found on the different “secret” drinks at our famous coffee joint!

https://starbuckssecretmenu.net/

**Please note that this site was created by fans.

Happy new week ahead!

FS~

Breakfast for dinner! Yay!

Happy Sunday! I went to Real Food Café again! This time I ordered the breakfast panini, which was a very simple sandwich. It just consisted of cheese and bacon. Yummy! Nothing like a simple breakfast for dinner.

I had blogged earlier about Real Food CafĂ© and the chef behind the ono food. I still find Chef Heidi amazing! She’s a private chef/caterer, teaches classes, runs her own cafĂ© in the condo she resides in (which it so awesome), a photographer, and blogger. I’ve never been to a (typical) condo complex with its own cafĂ©. It’s awesome! I think maybe now it’s more common to build restaurants and cafĂ©s in an apartment complex. I’m seeing it more and more.

This is her blog site: http://swigsandgrinds.blogspot.com/

Have a happy, relaxing Sunday! Summer’s almost here!

~FS x

Korean delight & a lil bit of snow!

I love Korean food, especially the Soon Du Bu Chi-Ke (sometimes spelled Jigae), or better known as the soft tofu stew. Mmm, mmm! It’s so good! My ultimate favorite Korean soup ever!!! The best part of Korean dining is the kim-chee and unlimited side dishes!! Oh, gosh! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I went to Millions Restaurant in the Ke’eaumoku area. I was originally set on ordering kal-bi (my usual go-to Korean dish), but I decided to order the tofu stew instead.

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This was DA BOMB! It had a good amount of soft tofu, clams, beef, and vegetables. Yummy! Just the right amount of spiciness, too.

Million Restaurant
626 Sheridan St.; Honolulu, 96814

Here’s a recipe of the famous soup: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/151006/korean-soft-tofu-stew-soon-du-bu-jigae/

After our dinner, my bf and I decided to grab dessert at Snow Factory at McCully Shopping Center. We love the dessert there. It’s a combination of shave ice and ice cream. They have a ton of different flavors and set desserts to choose from.

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We ordered random flavors: Hawaiian punch, banana, and peanut butter with gummy bears, mochi balls, and strawberry boba (pops). They were all excellent. I want to go back to try more flavors!

Snow Factory
McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapiolani Blvd.; Honolulu, 96826
https://www.snowfactoryhawaii.com/

According to their website, it looks like Snow Factory is a Korean company since they have a branch located in Korea. What a coincidence! Korean for dinner and Korean for dessert. Haha!

Brunch places are poppin’ up everywhere!

Happy Sunday! Man! Brunch places are popping up everywhere in Hawaii. It’s the new “in” thing! Brunch food is awesome!

I tried Moena CafĂ© with my girlfriend at the new Ka Makana Ali’i Mall in Kapolei. It was really good. I loved the atmosphere. Moena CafĂ© is next to the new Hampton Inn & Suites. I didn’t know that there’s a location in Hawaii Kai as well, at Koko Marina Shopping Center.

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This is the fresh corned beef with eggs (over-easy). It was yummy!

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We shared the sweet French toast. It was to-die-for! I love French toast!

Moena Café
Ka Makana Ali’i
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy; Kapolei, 96707
808.628.4737

Hawaii Kai location
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy; Honolulu, 96825
808.888.7716

Have a great new week!

I’m in orange dreamland!

Happy Hump Day! I tried making my own orange creamsicle smoothie. It tasted just like the ice cream. Yum!

It was a very simple recipe. I used the following ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 container of Yoplait orange creamsicle yogurt or you can use plain yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
  • Ice cubes

Ta da! There ya have it! Next time, I’ll make my own frozen yogurt. Summer is almost here! It’s gonna be a refreshing treat!

It’s time for “Real Food!”

Happy Friday! I’m excited to say that I finally tried Real Food CafĂ© at Honolulu Park Place. The chef and owner is Heidi Anderson. She’s really sweet and amazing! She does catering, she’s a personal chef, teaches cooking classes, a blogger, and photographer. Wow!

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The BF’s: Smoked bacon and mushroom sandwich. It’s actually a pizza, but the chef was able to make it into a sandwich.

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Mine: chicken pesto sandwich. Mmm!

We enjoyed the food very much. I can’t wait to try more of her cooking!!

Real Food Cafe is on social media and the chef’s contact info is included in this link: http://www.hpponline.org/page/39308~763371/Real-Food-Cafe