Superb Sushi – Kalihi, HI

I know I posted about Superb Sushi before but I can’t stop raving about their food. And I love that the front line person remembers me! It’s very sweet to me, as antisocial that I am. Their sushi is great and their ahi poke is some of the best I’ve tasted. It’s seasoned wonderfully. I also like that they serve up the ahi poke bowl with the spicy sauce on the side – that really works out for people who cannot handle spice. I got their combo this past visit and it was great as always, they serve it up with miso soup. I hope you folks get to give them a try, I highly recommend it!




Veggie Friday

Is wanting to eat better a sign of maturity? Actually, not even just wanting to eat better but a craving for fruits and vegetables! I’d say so! A recent Friday at work included tofu for breakfast and salad for lunch. It was SO good. Just wanted to share quick pictures from it.

150329-01Tofu Watercress from Don Quijote – my absolute favorite and the best I have ever tasted. They sell this in the ahi poke case and it’s not much to look at in the case but it’s absolutely delicious. Every morsel is so flavorful. I highly recommend it. In fact, have I talked about this before? Anyhow, give it a try!

150329-02The salad I whipped together. I got the ingredients from our on-campus farmers market. My coworker brought some tomatoes and feta cheese which went very well with the salad. I think the salad dressing I used was what made the salad extraordinary. It was Kewpie’s Wafu Dressing – you folks should give it a try! It’s so delicious!

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

When I saw this recipe on a blog, I knew I had to make it. I was really craving some good mexican type rice dish and this fit the bill! The ingredients were simple and the pictures looked amazing, I deviated from the recipe a bit because mainly because of the price of chicken breast. Don Quijote only had organic chicken breast and it cost an arm and a leg! So much for being supportive of the organic movement huh? Well, I did buy the chicken – my recipe just had much less chicken and much more rice. I had to budget my budget (points to those who get that joke).


150327-02Shredded Chicken in Enchilada Sauce


150327-04Basmati Rice! I bought it special just for this recipe. It was worth it!

150327-05Corn and Cheese sprinkled on top and ready to bake!

150327-06Yes, it was good.

Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole 

  • 3 cooked chicken breasts, shredded (I used 2)
  • 2 cups dry Basmati rice (I used 3)
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) Enchilada sauce (I used Old El Paso)
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans (I used Old El Paso)
  • 1 cup white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (11 oz) corn kernel
  • cilantro for garnish (didn’t have, didn’t use)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Cook the rice. I cooked it with 4 cups of water and ¼ cup of butter.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  3. Mix the 2 cheeses together.
  4. In a large bowl mix the shredded chicken with the enchilada sauce, refried beans and half of the cheese. Add rice, season with salt and pepper if needed, and mix well. Pour rice mixture into a large casserole dish. Top with corn then with remainder of cheese.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese melts and is bubbly.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm.

Jenny’s notes:
1) I cooked the rice in a rice cooker and threw the butter in with it.
2) I used 3 cups instead of 2 cups or rice which definitely made the dish more ricey, not as saucy. I’m fine with that but I think people prefer it saucier.

Recipe from jo cooks.

Agu Ramen – Moilili, HI

This post highlights two visits to Agu Ramen recently. The first visit was on Valentine’s Day and they had very cute little flowers for the day. It was a very nice touch! My last visit, I took two of my little brothers there. They really enjoyed the ramen. I was really unhappy with the service. Our waiter basically ignored me at the end – all I wanted was the bill. He just kept helping everyone around us and avoided my gaze. Why? I would think you would want me out of your hair when we are done. I was very put off and now I don’t want to return for a while. It’s too bad when the wait staff can have such a big influence on wanting to return or not. They are pretty pricey anyway so I’m okay with not going for a while. I will probably come back from Japan ramen’d out anyway.

150325-01Cute valentine’s flower


150325-03Jidori Kawa – Deep fried Chicken Skin. Was it good? Would it be rude to say duh? Duh!


150325-06Shio Jidori – I really enjoy this one. The light ramen broth is great!

150325-07My brothers enjoyed it too! They swallowed it up!

150325-08The youngest one likes to put the noodles on a plate and then eat it. It’s a good way to cool down the noodles..hehe

Kakaako Eats

Kakaako has some great places to eat! The art scene is burgeoning there too and it’s so great to see all the art as I drive through the neighborhood. I was a bit disheartened to read about Fishers having to move from their current location, so many changes going on. I also find myself saying, “I remember when…” a lot more lately which is showing my age. Ahh…let’s talk about happy things like food. Hehe…


150323-02This is it Bakery & Deli

This is their hot pastrami on whole wheat bread. I am drooling as I look at these pictures. This sandwich is the best pastrami I’ve had mainly because the meat is so nice and fatty. It’s definitely a treat, a luscious treat. They provide a pickle slice and a small scoop of potato salad with this sandwich. I enjoy their potato salad too! And usually, they throw in a small little pastry with your sandwich as a treat.




Of course, when I order a plate outside of my comfort zone – I get disappointed! Tsukenjo is known for their Roast Pork plate and that is definitely what I would get next time. I actually saw a picture of their baked salmon plate and that’s what I wanted…but they didn’t have it that day. I ended up getting their miso salmon and it was…junk. Over seasoned and over cooked, I really didn’t enjoy this dish.

Happy Sunday!

By the time this is posted, I hope that I have settled into my trip nicely! Adjusted to the time change and did some great exploring. I hope you folks had a great week and I will try my best to document my trip! I just wanted to share some random eats from the Ala Moana Food Court a few weeks ago.

150322-01Jollibee’s Spaghetti – kids love this stuff. It’s a bit too sweet for me, it’s like sweet ketchup with hot dogs. I prefer their chicken.

150322-02Here is my short rib bowl from Bangga Bangga. Have you folks tried this place? They are a little kiosk located in the food court but this bowl is DELICIOUS. Nice and tender short rib slices over a big bowl or rice with lots of fried garlic slivers. It’s so good, I would definitely recommend it!

150322-03Okay, not sure how you folks will take this. My immediate thought when I saw this chicken nugget was a heart, others might just see deformity. Hoping you folks take it as a heart, sending my love from Japan!

Uahi Island Grill – Manoa, HI

Uahi Island Grill started up their food truck at UH Manoa a few months ago and I finally got to give them a try the other week. Their menu is a bit limited but I really wanted to give their kalua pig with kale plate a try. How was it? I thought it was pretty good, what I did wish was that the kale was cooked down a bit more with the kalua pig. Perhaps it was on purpose for them? I know that as vegetables cook down, they lose their nutrients right? Their kalua pig was very flavorful. They offered a papaya salad as the option for your side, I went for it. It was okay too, it didn’t taste great with the kalua pork but it was still good!



Baby Coffee Hour

We had a Baby Coffee Hour for a co-worker about a week ago for her second baby! She’s having a girl and that’s great! It’s much easier to plan events when it’s for girls…I love girly things. We went for a Cherry Blossom theme and it went great! I made a cherry blossom origami ball, it took a lot of time to make it but it came out great! Here’s more pictures from the coffee hour!




150318-04Nisshodo Chi Chi Dango Favors

150318-05My co-worker picked up fallen branches and made tissue paper flowers, isn’t this cute?

150318-06Diaper Owl. This is the first time I’ve ever seen this. As if diaper cakes aren’t cute enough!



150318-09I had a very cute cherry blossom bowl so I used it to serve up my teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs. These meatballs are the best, you can find them at Costco. I also had these cute bento picks which add such a cute touch.

Vegetable Shot

The one time I’ve tried V8, I think I spit it out. I heard there’s a spicy version now but I am still not convinced to try it. Last week, Don Quijote had this Ito-en Vegetable/Fruit Juice on sale. I saw an older man stocking up on the juice a couple weeks back so I was super curious. The label says that it doesn’t add any sugar or sodium to the drink, so all the sugars that are in this come naturally from the fruit. How’s the taste? Delicious! Addicting. I could drink a lot of this but I don’t think I should drink it like water. Anyhow, just wanted to share about it in case anyone wanted to try it!



Aloha Loop – Honolulu, HI

Hi folks! Wow, it is so cold this morning! This whole week has been super windy and for some odd reason, my office has been COLDER than all the other parts of the office. I should not complain, I much rather be cold than hot any day of the week. I hope everyone is doing well. This was a hard week for me. I had a presentation to do for class on Wednesday and I had such a hard time working on it. I had so much information to cover on the presentation but only had 10 minutes to do so. I just know I flashed through that thing. I hope my instructor recognizes how much time and effort I put into it, it was a lot of material to cover. But in the end, it’s over! I do have a paper due on Wednesday but I’m not too worried about the paper.

So JAPAN. My trip is coming up on Thursday. I will be gone for 10 days! I’ll try to get some posts scheduled up for posting while I’m gone. I’m very excited but also pretty nervous because I haven’t had any time to plan out the trip. I got the Rail pass yesterday and I am going to try to get my yen on Wednesday. Everyone is running out of yen because it is such a good rate right now, everyone is buying it up for future trips! I’m pretty excited for my trip, I really hope I get to see at least some cherry blossoms!

So today, I just wanted to share a quick post with sandwiches from Aloha Loop. They set up shop across our campus so I decided to walk over one day to try them. A bit pricey and shame how I tried to frame the photo. Lol…I wanted a nice background so I put my file folder but you can still see the background behind the folder..hahaha. Anyway, here are the pictures!


150314-02Pastrami Panini – $9.00


150314-04Pulled Pork Panini – $9.00

$9 is a bit rich for my taste, especially for a sandwich like this. But what they try to focus on is local, organic, fresh, healthy, etc. We know that it costs more money to eat healthy. I just didn’t think the food was that great, it tasted like an average sandwich you can get anywhere. They also sell salads for a hefty price but I think I’d rather make my own from our farmer’s market.