Thursday, January 31, 2013

Max's of Manila

If you live or work in town, it's pretty hard to find authentic Filipino cuisine. Sure, there's probably a Golden Coin or a Jollibee nearby, but that's Filipino fast food. If you want to try Filipino homestyle cooking, check out Max's of Manila. Buddy really enjoys Filipino food so on this outing, he did all the ordering and Bumper just ate what was served.  :)

801 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96817
Phone: (808) 599-5034
Hours: Everyday 11am - 9pm

Boneless Bangus
Deep fried fresh water milkfish that has been pre-marinated in a slightly salty, peppery and sour mixture.

Crispy Pata
Grade A pork leg that is fried up so it's crispy and "fork-tender".

The Filipino staple dish of fresh ampalaya, okra, sitaw, eggplant, squash and kangkong with pork and shrimp sauteed in a special blend of bagoong alamang

Halo Halo
A popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk
to which various fruits and sweet beans are added and then  topped with ice cream

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So Gong Dong

If you are looking for some Korean comfort food you might want to give this place a try. So Gong Dong is known for their Soon Du Bu (spicy tofu soup). They have special meal combos which pair up their soup with your usual Korean dishes. In our opinion, for the amount of food you get, the prices are pretty reasonable.

627 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI  96814
Phone: (808) 946-8206
Hours: Open Everyday from 10am - 10pm

Seafood Soon Du Bu with Corbina - $13.99


Mushroom Soon Du Bu with Meat Jun - $12.99

Meat Jun

Assorted vegetables that come with every meal

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Andy's Kahuku Shrimp

One would expect that Andy's Kahuku Shrimp would be located in Kahuku, but it's not.  It can be found on Rycroft Street, just off of Keeaumoku. Andy's Kahuku Shrimp originally started off as a shrimp truck, but fortunately for us townies we can now enjoy their plate lunches without driving out into the country.  :)

745 Keeaumoku Street, Suite 105, Honolulu, HI  96814
Phone: (808) 944-4040
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 10pm

Mandoo and Spicy Chicken Plate - $10.95

Fried Shrimp Plate - $11.95

"Graffiti" on the walls of the restaurant

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tokoname - Manoa Marketplace

With Christmas almost here, we have been crazy busy! Today, we took a trip to Manoa Marketplace because Bumper had to drop off packages at the post office. We decided to see if Hanaki was open for lunch. When we looked in the restaurant, we noticed that the interior looked different. Apparently, Hanaki is now Tokoname Sushi Bar & Restaurant. Tokoname at Manoa Marketplace has been open for about 2 months. They also have a location in Kailua. If you have never been to Tokoname, you should give it a try.

2756 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI  96826
Phone: (808) 988-8656
Hours: Lunch 11am - 4pm, Dinner 4pm - 11pm

Misoyaki Butterfish Bento Combo with Tebasaki Chicken - $16.95

Misoyaki Butterfish Bento Combo with Chicken Karaage - $16.95

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Red House

Red House puts a new spin on Korean cuisine. Many of their dishes have Korean ingredients and are in no way traditional. The best way to describe the food at Red House would be to call it Korean fusion. The decor at Red House is very hip and modern. The white glossy table tops, glossy red bench seats straight out of a 50s diner and the pseudo-brick wall make this restaurant a wonderful place to photograph - another reason why we like coming here. If you are into K-Pop, you will enjoy watching the latest K-Pop videos on their huge white wall. 

835 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI  96814
Phone:  (808) 944-0088
Hours:  Mon - Thu, Sun: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - midnight

Pork Belly

Spicy Kim Chee Pork Belly
Tonkatsu Pizza

Popcorn Shrimp


Spicy Chicken Wings

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Anytime Cafe

Anytime Cafe is a hidden treasure located in the Market City Shopping Center. The restaurant offers a wide variety of entrees with Asian and Italian influences. Anytime Cafe is one of our favorite spots to go...maybe we shouldn't have told you about this hidden treasure.  LOL!

2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 208, Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 735-3888
Hours: M-F 10am - 12am,  Sat 8am - 12pm,  Sun 8am - 10pm

Noodles with Beef Brisket

Mushroom Risotto

Eggplant Parmesan

Fried Calamari

Pork Chops

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Choi's Garden

If you don't work or live around Keeaumoku Street, chances are you have never seen or heard of Choi's Garden. This restaurant is not on a main road. In fact, it is sandwiched between apartments and homes! The staff at Choi's is extremely friendly. We frequent this place so often that the servers even know what we will order before we even sit down! Bumper usually gets the BBQ Chicken Plate, but this time she decided to change it up a bit and order Soon Doo Bu (spicy soft tofu soup).

1303 Rycroft Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 596-7555
Hours: Everyday 9am - 10pm

Soon Doo Bu (Lunch Special) - $7.99

Spicy BBQ Chicken Plate (Lunch Special)  - $7.99