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 your lucky day!!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! The Luck of the Irish! Hope you wore green to avoid getting pinched!

My boyfriend, his parents, and I went to Tanaka Saimin this afternoon. I got the special- corned beef and cabbage. Got to have that on St. Patrick’s Day- it’s a tradition and a staple!

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I actually learned something new on the morning news today. This dish is not Irish at all. It’s actually Jewish, but because both groups were close in proximity back in the day, it became popular amongst the Irish. Interesting fact, eh?

Here’s another article that states that fact: http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/food-drink/why-do-irish-americans-eat-corned-beef-and-cabbage-instead-of-bacon-for-st-patricks-day-196470851-237570541

Here are some Irish dishes that I would like to make soon: Traditional Irish foods.

I liked the special from Tanaka’s, but I do think my dad’s corned beef and vegetables is better- haha! Of course! Hey, you can’t beat a home-cooked meal. We’ll be having that on Monday night. I can’t wait!

We also decided to try the escargot there, too.

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This was so good! We just had to try it! For $7, you can’t go wrong! It’s worth much more when ordered at a fine dining restaurant.

Tanaka Saimin
888 N. Nimitz Hwy.; Honolulu, 96817
808.524.2020
Yelp review

Have a lucky rest of your day! Party safe!