No, this isn’t a story about some kind of funny repeat mishap in my kitchen. This is about yet another “drop” from Krazy Kitchen, a fairly new takeout plate lunch joint in Chinatown Honolulu where our office gang has been ordering from regularly lately. This, thanks in part to their convenient 4 plate minimum FREE delivery service right to your doorstep within the general downtown Honolulu area (just call your order in!), affordable prices, generous portions, and most importantly, ONO ‘kine grindz!
The most interesting special of the day this past Monday being aptly named Krazy Deep Fried BBQ Spare Ribs. Not that deep-fried pork ribs are anything new, however these are certainly unique in that they’re coated with Japanese Panko bread crumbs, while inside, they’re your typical fall-off-the-bone pork spare ribs coated rather generously with traditional American style tomato-based smokey BBQ sauce.
While if I did this myself, I would have opted for (Bull Dog brand) Tonkatsu sauce, the American style BBQ Sauce combined with the panko-fried pork actually turned out surprisingly FANTASTIC!
Witness how the tender pork coated in in perfectly “GBD” panko pulls right off the short rib bone.
So tender ‘n juicy on the inside, crispety-crunchety on the outside, with that smokey BBQ sauce ever so gingerly kissing the crust and soaking into the tender pork. Bow-chic-a-wow-wow! *puts on smooth jazz music* LOL
All I have to say is, Krazy Kitchen’s deep-fried, panko-crusted smokey, bone-lickin’ tender pork ribs FOR THE WIN! 5-SPAM Musubi! If you’re a BBQ pork ribs fan, you MUST TRY IT!
Other Krazy Kitchen plates that landed in our office on this order….
While I can’t detail the taste of every plate shown other than the Fried BBQ Ribs I sampled, as a general assessment, everyone said they’d reorder what they tried here, with an overall agreed thumbs-up of raving approval.
Krazy Kitchen Tuesday, March 8th daily special: Pasta Timpano: “The Ultimate Italian Dish! Be prepared to have you taste buds go Krazy …. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT!!! 😁 It’s a once in a life time chance to try this super SPECIAL meal, unless you go to Italy. It is really humbug to make (like those panda bears … grrrrr) it’s very time consuming and an ingredient hog, but, the end result is WOW – I used a double WOW WOW on the menu. Just for you Krazies, we will bear grrrrrrr’s and serve it on Tuesday, March 8th … try not to miss this chance.”
Krazy Kitchen Tuesday, March 8th daily special: Pasta Timpano: “A huge, round “drum or dome” of pasta, filled with even more pasta and i.e. meatballs, sausage, pork shank, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, etc … see one example below. Okay, we couldn’t find a dutch oven to make the Timpano a dome, so, it will be a drum shape – not the worry, the taste will be just as good.”
Wednesday, March 10th daily special is Krazy Kitchen Tempura Don, served with rice, Kim Chee and Tossed Salad: “Crispy Japanese tempura over rice – that’s why we call it Tempura Don. The kind of tempura that the outer layer feels like it’s melting as you chew and you immediately begin to taste the main inner core of the entire presentation – the shrimp, calamari, egg plant, round onions, okinawan sweet potato, green bean and the asparagus. What and extravagant tempura cache, and, not having have to go to a full-on Japanese restaurant at that. Just call and yee shall receive!”
Krazy Kitchen 3/10/16 daily special: Herb Roasted Chicken over Rice Pilaf, served with side of green beans with bacon and tossed greens: “Another home cooked meal for you Krazies. Slow roasted herb chicken …. you know what that mean right? Yes, TENDERRRRRRRR to the max. Add to that, the flavoring of our herb and spices and what do you get? A melt in your mouth, taste bud tantalizing and can’t stop saying “mmmmmm” Krazy Herb Roasted Chicken. Now, feel this savory chicken resting on, and caressed in, a warm blanket of lightly flavored rice pilaf, imagine the herb and spice scents mixed with the exotic ingredients of the pilaf essence … that is the ambiance of our Daily Special today. If you want to know the true meaning of “savory”, don’t look it up in the dictionary and don’t ask anyone … just experience it.”
Herb Roasted Chicken over Rice Pilaf, with a side of Cole Slaw
1169 Maunakea Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Tel. (808) 537-7878
The Tasty Island rating:
(5) Broke da’ mout’ ono ‘kine WINNAHZ!
(based on rating the Deep-Fried BBQ Pork Spare Ribs)
• Krazy Kitchen – Yelp user reviews
P.S. Here’s my cousin Rex Von Arnswaldt with his lovely wife Cam Tran, with myself at Ala Moana Center yesterday afternoon…
You may recall Cam Tran as a broadcast weather reporter (meteorologist) for KITV 4 news, who recently moved to the east coast to work for the Weather Channel. Rex Von Arnswaldt is also from KITV 4, winning awards for his video work on Pamela Young’s highly acclaimed ‘Mixed Plate’ series. They’re back home in Honolulu for a much needed mini vacation (Rex doesn’t want to leave!). Rex and Cam also recently got married. ;-)