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~

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!

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

There’s Indian food at Shirokiya!

I am so excited! Finally! Indian food at Ala Moana Shopping Center!!! Bombay Grill is located at Shirokiya Japan Village Walk’s extensive food court. I love the diversity there! So many different ethnic foods to choose from!

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This is the chicken biryani rice. One of my faves! It was so good, especially with the yogurt raita sauce. Perfect pairing!

I love yogurt with certain meals- Greek, Indian, and with most of my meats (i.e., lamb, steak, pork chops, and even chicken). Yummy!

I’m glad to know there’s another Indian joint on the island, and at the mall- how convenient!

Bombay Grill at Shirokiya Japan Village Walk
Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.; Honolulu, 96814
http://www.japanvillagewalk.com/

Mexican fancy dancy!

Happy #tbt!

This Mexican restaurant looks so fancy, doesn’t it?

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Tropisueño Mexican Kitchen is located in San Francisco, California. My boyfriend went on a business trip and dined at that restaurant. He ordered the Chile Verde, which consisted of: tender pieces of pork simmered in tangy tomatillos, green peppers, chiles, and herbs. Supposedly, this dish is a house favorite. Looks amazing! He really enjoyed it! A different touch to the traditional Mexican food! He mentioned he had a Mexican Coke in a traditional Coke bottle. Cool!

I’d like to visit this place whenever I’m in SF. The menu sounds delicious!

Tropisueño Mexican Kitchen
75 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.243.0299
http://www.tropisueno.com/