Birthday flashback!

Happy #FlashbackFriday!

Last year, my bf took me to Aunty’s Ramen for my bday luncheon. I’ve always wanted to try that place, as the owner used to own Sweet Home Cafe, a Taiwanese hotpot joint. Aunty’s Ramen is pretty similar to Sweet Home, but you’re not cooking your own ingredients in your soup. It’s already made and served to ya. However, you still get to pick a variety of ingredients to your soup, then pick your noodles and soup base. Meats is optional.

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Unfortunately, Aunty’s Ramen does not offer complementary shave ice like Sweet Home did. But we love shave ice so much, that we ordered it for our dessert. They have a bar, with a variety of toppings to choose from. Taiwanese shave ice rocks!

Oh yea!! My mouth is watering!! So good!

Happy weekend y’all!

Hot pot for a perfect chilly night

It’s been quite chilly all week in Hawai’i Nei and I like it! Tonight, I made hot pot, using the split pot my aunties gave for Christmas.

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I bought this at the store during the holidays, as it was on sale. I LOVE Tom Yum and was super excited when I saw this on the shelves. I HAD to try it!

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On the left is an impromptu soup base I made since I only had one pack of the tom yum soup. It’s made of: ponzu sauce, bonito flakes, pickled garlic, garlic/Hawaiian salt, and lemon juice. On the right is the tom yum soup. I added garlic/Hawaiian salt and lemon juice. I added the following ingredients to the hot pot: shrimp, soft tofu, chuck beef, and pho noodles.

It was so good! I want to buy more now that I know it’s very tasty, and not to mention, spicy and soup. My kind of soup!

Keep warm, peepz of Hawai’i!