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 Café with my girlfriend at the new Ka Makana Ali’i Mall in Kapolei. It was really good. I loved the atmosphere. Moena Café 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!

And the Mexican food continues!

Over the weekend, I got together with my buds and we finally tried Egghead Cafe. Yesss! We’ve been wanting to go there for a long while. We had to wait a bit, but it was worth it!

I ordered the Mexican benedict, which consisted of: chorizo (sausage), sour cream, and verde (green Mexican sauce). Yummy! This is the first time I’ve ordered a “non-traditional” benedict. This was my first time having chorizo, too. I really enjoyed it! That sausage was tasty!

I would love to dine there again and try more dishes off their awesome menu! They have a pretty extensive drink menu as well!

I found an interesting article on chorizo: http://www.epicurious.com/archive/blogs/editor/2014/04/chorizo-101.html

Go to Egghead, you egg head! Haha!

Egghead Cafe
885 Queen St.; Honolulu, 96813
http://www.eggheadhonolulu.com/

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Happy belated Cinco de Mayo! On Thursday night, I made a Mexican breakfast dinner. It was a spur-of-the-moment meal idea, and it was delicious and quite awesome!!!

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This is an over-easy egg sandwich, topped with Mexican cheese, on French toast. It was very good! The French toast wasn’t too sweet and paired very well with the egg. The yolk oozed out and we used the toast to soak it up.

I made the French toast a little differently. Here are the ingredients I’ve used:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup

It turned out really yummy. I replaced the vanilla extract and cinnamon.

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Mexican steak!!! I topped the steak with Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and sour cream. Yummy!!

Have fun celebrating and be safe!!

Adios!

FS~

It’s time to “Button Up!”

A couple months ago, I took my dear friend out for her bday. We tried Button Up Café in Pearl City. We loved it! I can’t wait to return again soon, so I can try more of their delicious foods.

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Doesn’t this look good? My gf ordered the Portuguese sausage and spam omelette. My gf enjoyed her meal very much.

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I ordered the French toast with bananas. That was very yummy! Mmm!

I loved the atmosphere of this place. It was very cute. This joint is run by Koreans- they have some Korean dishes I would like to try next time. They are famous for their stuffed French toast. Sounds yummy!

Visit: Button Up Café
719 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City, HI 96782
https://www.yelp.com/biz/button-up-cafe-pearl-city

Sunday Funday brunch lunch!

Happy Sunday! Last week, my boyfriend and I enjoyed lunch at the famous Boots & Kimo’s in Kailua. It’s a breakfast/brunch/lunch place that closes by 3pm every day, except Tuesday.

Tons of Japanese tourists line up outside to eat there. They are known for their macadamia nut pancakes. Yummy!

We shared the banana mac nut pancakes, which was awesomely delicious. Banana pancakes are my ultimate favorite! We did not need to pour syrup over the hotcakes. The sauce was enough! I ordered Grandma’s own hamburger steak recipe breakfast with eggs (over-easy) and rice. Oh, it was so good! I always enjoy trying different “homemade” hamburger steaks. The taste is so satisfying! Makes me want to make some in my kitchen. Can’t beat homemade hamburger!

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Have a wonderful new week!

Visit Boots & Kimo’s
151 Hekili St.; Kailua 96734
(808) 263-7929
http://www.bootsnkimos.com/
**CASH ONLY!**

Hours of operation:
Monday: 7:30am to 3pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday-Friday: 7:30am to 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am to 3pm

Mini quiches for dinner & the 100th post!

I was inspired by The Pioneer Woman one weekend, and made mini quiches. It was a fairly simple dish to make. Here is the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/ham-and-leek-mini-quiches.html

I made it my own, and baked chicken and chives quiches. I bought chicken cold-cuts and wrapped it around the inside of the muffin cups, mixed a dozen eggs together, seasoned with salt, pepper, and chives, poured the egg mixture into the muffin cups, and topped it with lots of pepper jack cheese. Yum! Don’t forget to spray the muffin cups with cooking spray so that the quiches won’t stick after they’re cooked.

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They go into a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Let them cool a bit before popping them out of the cups. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and chives. Mmm! So good! It can be served with ketchup or salsa, too. I had six tins; and with a dozen eggs, it made nearly 24.

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The quiches were served with good ol’ broccoli and cheese! My fave!

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A simple, yet scrumptious dishes!

Happy cooking!