Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sushi Bistro

Last week a couple friends and I paid a visit to Sushi Bistro. This was my first time there and it was pretty good. All the ingredients in the dishes were of good quality and the flavors were well balanced. In addition they had my favorite sake, Hakkaisan for $9.75 a glass. Which is a relative deal. Selection of sushi neta was limited to your usual options. Personally I like neta that you don't usually find elsewhere. Anywho I'm not gonna bore you much more and if you want to read some professional reviews of this place check them out @ the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dragon Fruit

The other day I was shopping at Safeway and I stumbled upon some dragon fruit. I have never had it before so I bought one to try.

Reading on how to prepare it I found out it is part of the cactus family. As I cut it open I was greeted by what looks like cookies and cream.

Taste and texture: The meat has the consistency and flavor of pear. The seed remind me of the seeds in a kiwi fruit. All in all nothing to write home about but it was an interesting experience.

Monday, August 21, 2006


I just got back from Kauai. It was a nice relaxing weekend spent with friends and family. Here is some pics of what we ate for dinner tonite.

Supreme with a wheat crust (butter brushed on the crust) from Brick Oven Pizza in Kalaheo and some garlic saute'd prawns.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Sorry guys and gals, I accidentally removed perms on most of the pics before I left for my work travel and I only caught it a few days ago. It's all g now.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Welp I am on the road again for work. I was in Santa Monica last week. That was nice. I had sushi a couple nights, ate some korean food in ktown LA, almost had pho one late night (a long story), finally had an animal style burger from In-N-Out Burger and ate at a Japanese izakaya and yakiniku place in Gardena.

Now I am in Knoxville, TN. Interestingly a co-worker told me of a Japanese restaurant/sushi bar run by a Japan native. The place is called Gohan-ya and I found it's address and pictures of it on this fellow blogger's site. I visited there and had some sushi and took out an order of tekka-don and oyako-don. The place wasn't bad for TN but by far doesn't compare to what you can get in Hawaii. Which in turn, of course, doesn't compare to Japan. But I digress. Anyways here are some pics for you to digest.

Sorry about the crappy sushi pics. I forgot my camera when I visited so I only had my cell cam.

Although Gohan-ya is mediocre when you compare it to where I am from I wouldn't hesitate to visit it again when I am next in Knoxville and have a hunger for Japanese food.