…And the bday celebration continues!

Tonight, my girlfriends took me out for my very belated bday! We tried Scratch Kitchen & Meatery at South Shore Market at Ward Village. I heard of Scratch Kitchen & Bakeshop in Chinatown, but never tried it. I learned tonight that that location closed.

Scratch Kitchen & Meatery is the place to be at South Shore! When we were seated, it wasn’t too crowded, but soon after, in the blink of an eye, the entire place was packed. The menu was fancy and there was no distinction of what was considered “pupus,” or appetizers and what was an entreΓ©. The staff encouraged sharing/family style.

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I ordered the Southern Hot Chicken: TWO spicy chicken with buffalo-type spicy sauce, that sat on a French toast, topped with sprouts and arugula. Wasn’t bad! It was pretty spicy, and tangy, too!

After dinner, we were excited to have some ice cream from Lucy’s Lab Creamery next door. I love their ice cream flavors. They got some interesting ones, like Fruit Loop vodka. Really?! I got the lychee vegan ice cream, which was made with coconut milk. It was interesting. Had the taste of both lychee with coconut. It was a little too rich for my tummy, if ya know what I mean. Haha!

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Scratch Kitchen & Meatery
South Shore Market- Ward Village
1170 Auahi St.; Honolulu, 96814
808-589-1669
http://www.scratch-hawaii.com/ward-village-1/

Lucy’s Lab Creamery
South Shore Market- Ward Village
http://lucyslabcreamery.com/

Enjoy the weekend!

~FS xx

Korean BBQin!

Happy Social Saturday!

My girlfriend and I (August babies) celebrated our bdays at Gen Korean BBQ House at Ala Moana with our friends. We’ve been wanting to try this place and we were glad we finally did! It was pretty good! All-you-can-eat with a set price for lunch and dinner. However, if you don’t finish what you’ve ordered, the restaurant will charge you for anything that wasn’t eaten. Oooh! That’s good, though. Food should NOT be wasted! So, we made sure we didn’t leave anything left- haha!

Gen Korean BBQ House is located where the old Tsukiji Fish Market used to be. I loved the new atmosphere. It was very “club-like.” When we got there, it wasn’t too crowded- they don’t take reservations. But in the nick of time, the restaurant was filled!

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We ordered garlic chicken, bulgogi, brisket, and boneless kalbi. We LOVED the brisket and kalbi. We ordered multiple rounds of those dishes! Whoo hoo! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! The side veggies were delish! I look forward to that when dining at Korean restaurants. So good! And I love that you can have more if you want!

They provided three different sauces: shio (salt), sesame, and ponzu. I liked the ponzu sauce the best. It paired well with all the meats. Yum!

Check out Gen at Alaz!
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.; Honolulu, 96814
(808) 944-5227
http://genkoreanbbq.com/

 

Now, this is a fruit cake!

My sweet co-workers celebrated my boss’s and my birthday this week with an ono cake covered in fruits from Whole Foods. Whoo hoo! I appreciated their thoughtfulness so very much.

I love Whole Foods and this was the first time I tried their cake. The yellow cake was so moist; it just melted in your mouth. My goodness! Loved it so much! And those fruits that topped the cake was awesome! What an assortment! It sure made it look healthy, haha! Even the frosting that layered the cake had blueberries and strawberries mixed. Very creative!

I want to try more of Whole Foods’ cakes and other desserts. Yummy!

It’s almost the Labor Day weekend!! Yay!

~FS

Graduation celebration!

It’s graduation season again in Hawaii Nei! Last night, my friend graduated with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. It seems like only yesterday when she received her Bachelor’s. Two years flies by pretty quickly, even though it may seem like a long time away when you are thinking about it. I remember thinking that two years was a long time when I went to graduate school, but man, I was so wrong! In a blink of an eye, graduate school was over and I was graduating with a Master’s. Crazy!

After the ceremony, my buds and I, and our guest-of-honor, celebrated at Thank Q Pocha, a Korean-fusion restaurant. My girlfriend (the graduate) and I have thought about trying this place a while ago. So glad we finally did with the gang! It was all of our first time there and we enjoyed the food very much! We decided to start with appetizers and would decide to order more after. But after we grinded the appetizers, we were actually pretty full. Haha! The appetizers were quite filling and awesomely delicious!

We ordered popular dishes off the menu, that was recommended by our server.

Two fried bao buns: one with bulgogi and the other with kalbi. O.M.G., so good! They were both delicious!

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Bulgogi bao buns- mouth is watering!

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Kalbi bao buns- oh my! Those cucumbers helped bring out the flavors.

We also ordered the seafood and kimchi pancakes. I enjoyed both, but liked the seafood one more. I loved the flavors of the different seafood in the dish.

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Seafood pancakes- yum!

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Kimchi pancakes- that sauce was bomb!

I can’t wait to go back to try their fried rices and cheese corn. Those are their other popular dishes on the menu.

Thank Q Pocha
1411 Kapiolani Blvd.; Honolulu, 96814
https://www.yelp.com/biz/thank-q-pocha-honolulu

Congratz to all those who are graduating this year!!! Also, Happy Mother’s Day weekend!