I was thinking the other day, that I couldn’t really call this a blog about food from Hawaii without writing at least one post about katsu, pork (tonkatsu) or chicken (chicken katsu) that is breaded in Japanese bread crumbs and then deep fried. Katsu entrees appear everywhere – from hole-in-the-wall Hawaiian BBQ shops to traditional Japanese [...]
Sometimes, I can tell what people in the neighborhood are cooking for dinner, just by strolling by during my evening walks. For example, last night, I smelled something fatty, with a little bit of sizzle, and a hint of something pungent like nuoc mam (fish sauce). Thai curry. A few weeks ago, I was completely taken aback [...]
This past weekend, I almost felt like a mole that had lived underground and finally witnessed its first sunshine in months. Along with the return of Daylight Savings Time, we witnessed the first warm, sunny days the bay area has had in several weeks. We decided to celebrate by grilling our first dinner of the year, two [...]
AboutI like Zip mins, spam musubi, and the butterfish misoyaki at The Cal. I've never been a fan of the loco moco but, now that I'm 3000 miles from my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, nearly everything from the islands makes me salivate. I currently live (and cook) in the San Francisco bay area, and have inevitably fallen in with "buying local" and organically-grown foods. I enjoy recreating the foods I grew up with - recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation in my family. And, as a working home cook, I try to prepare a lot of fast and healthful meals. Part recipe book, part cultural memoire, and travel journal, here is where I document all of my gastronomical experiences. I think of my kitchen as a blend of past and present, and I believe that where we call home is what we serve on our plates. Questions or comments about anything here? Feel free to post your comments directly, or email me at email@example.com.