Monday, March 21, 2011

Drive Around the Island

Here's a pic of Morning Brew in Kailua, the cafe where I park for a couple hours every morning (usually between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM, before they get crowded):


I usually take one of the tables on the right side of the picture - it's the second floor loft area looking out over the rest of the coffee shop.  To the left of the picture are big glass windows looking out over a school yard.  It's perfect!

On Thursday, Kung Kung and I met Dad at the Manoa Marketplace to eat at O-Bok, a Korean BBQ joint:


Really good quality meats and of course kim chee - so yummy!

That night was St. Patrick's, so Gram made some slow-cooker corned beef:


Picture is not great, but what can you do.  With lots of mustard it was amazing.

Friday we went to Hakkei, my favorite Japanese restaurant in Hawaii, and the only competitor to Sushi Tomi in Mountain View.  Hakkei specializes in a hot pot, and your goodies are boiling inside:


Fresh, homemade tofu is in the bottom left of this picture.  It is creamy and silky -- no words to describe it, and totally different from store-bought tofu.

Saturday we went to Waikele where Dad found a backpack with Will's name on it:


But I told Dad that Will is very picky about his backpack, even if it was a cute one.

Today we drove around the island with Kung Kung.  We stopped for lunch at Kua 'Aina Burger:



And for me the highlight of the trip was probably the view from Laie Point:


Another beautiful day in Hawaii!