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!

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!