Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yakiniku Hiroshi

Yakiniku Hiroshi
339 Royal Hawaiian Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Yakiniku Hiroshi is currently my favorite restaurant in Waikiki. How we ended up here was pretty funny. You would think that our last night in Hawai'i we would have had made reservations at some kind of restaurant but we didn't so we Yelped around for restaurants that didn't require reservations and had pretty good reviews so we ended up here. The meat was insanely good (the kalbi was my favorite). Wasn't a fan of beef tongue (then again, I'm not THAT adventurous when it comes to food.... I mean it took me awhile to eat a kumquat haha). It's pretty pricey here; you pay a certain amount for a certain amount of meat but overall, I believe it's worth it! So good! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ippudo NY

Ippudo NY
65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

One of my favorite places to eat in NY is at Ippudo NY. We always make a stop there whenever we are in NY and I swear its because of only one thing: the Hirata Buns! These delicious hirata buns are pork buns that I swear is the best thing on their menu. That says a lot coming from me since I'm not a fan of pork buns.... at all and I'm a huge ran of ramen. During our recent trip to NY, my boyfriend and I shared ramen instead of each having our own bowl. Why? Because all I really wanted to eat were these buns. They're $9 for two! If you're ever in NY, I highly recommend trying the hirata buns. If you're not convinced, check Yelp! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alan Wong 's Restaurant

1857 S King St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

If there is one thing I love more than traveling, it's probably eating while traveling. Same goes for my boyfriend. When we were in Hawai'i last August, it was imperative that we dine at Alan Wong's Restaurant since we'v been wanting to try this place for sooooo long! And it doesn't hurt that President Obama dines there when he's in town!

Everything on the menu was delicious. The fact that my boyfriend is allergic to seafood made it just a tad bit difficult but it still worked out for him. My absolute favorite was "The (Da) Coconut." Haupia (coconut) sorbet with a dark chocolate shell with shredded coconut, fruits, and passion fruit sauce. So good! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
56-505 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Hawaii 96731

A must place to eat when in O'ahu! If you plan on going to the North Shore, it is imperative to stop by Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. There are two locations that you can go to: Hale'iwa or Kahuku. As for the food, whatever you do, do not get the Hot & Spicy (pictured above) if you want to enjoy the flavors (unless you really really love spicy food! I do, but for some reason, I couldn't enjoy the shrimp when I ordered the Hot & Spicy). My recommendation: the shrimp scampi. So good! If you're from California and have been to Boiling Crab (I know there's other locations besides California but I'm not so sure where exactly) then Giovanni's is definitely a must try place! It's a bit pricier than Boiling Crab but I love it nonetheless!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Earl of Sandwich

Planet Hollywood
3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Ste 760
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 hours. Tasty sandwiches. Relatively cheap (compared to other tasty restaurants that can make your wallet hurt just a little). The Full Montagu is my favorite. Just as good as my favorite sandwich shop in San Francisco, Ike's.

53rd & 6th Halal Cart

Corner of 53rd & 6th
New York, NY 10079

Tip: everyone goes to the cart with the long line. Cross the street and there's a cart by the same guys (I'm assuming because they are wearing the same yellow shirts and have the same yellow bags) but with no line. You could choose to either wait half an hour or no wait at all! Drizzle the white sauce all over the chicken and rice (chicken and lamb is also good!) and go easy on the hot sauce.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

'Lette Macarons

333 S Alameda Street
Ste 103
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Decided that my first "foodie" scrapbook post should be about my favorite edible thing in the world: macarons. Plus, it's in Los Angeles so I don't have to go too far for these tasty cookies. Don't get this confused with "macaroons" which are the coconut cookies. Macarons from 'Lette are cookies with delectable ganache fillings in between two almond cookies. My favorite would have to be the caribbean chocolate macaron (don't judge me!) followed by sicillian pistachio but I have tried many of the flavors that 'lette offers such as sweet wedding almond, madagascar vanilla, lychee, passion fruit, and columbian coffee. I've tried macarons in Las Vegas and Hawaii (surprisingly not in New York and I have yet to go to Paris and try macarons in Laduree) but as of right now, 'Lette Macarons stands as one of my favorites. Or it could be that my first time trying macarons was with 'Lette's (then called Paulettes) and as cliche as it may sound, was love at first sight.

There are two 'Lette locations that I've been to: the one in Beverly Hills and the one near Little Tokyo. In my opinion, I'd rather go to the Little Tokyo location only because there are tons of parking and I don't have the circle the neighborhood looking for parking.