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Grindz of the Day v.4.14.16


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Brewmaster’s Kobe Burger: Half Pound Wagu Beef Burger Grilled to order and served on a full sized version of Our Spent Grain Bun. Topped with Marinated Portobello Mushrooms (<—sans that on this order, subbed with an over-easy egg), Sun Dried Tomato, Sliced Onions, Feta Cheese, and Herb Aioli on a Bed of Fresh Arugula. $19

As always, today’s “Grindz of the Day” is all over the map, of which we begin from where? Da’ beginning!

Which would be back at Waikiki Brewing Company, one of only three “Brew Pubs” currently operating on Oahu, with the other two being Honolulu Beer Works in Kaka’ako, and of course the long standing Gordon Biersch @ Aloha Tower.


Lorenzo ready to dig into his WBC Brewmaster’s Kobe Burger (sans the mushroom, add egg)


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Brewmaster’s Kobe Burger: Half Pound Wagu Beef Burger Grilled to order and served on a full sized version of Our Spent Grain Bun. Topped with Marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Sun Dried Tomato, Sliced Onions, Feta Cheese, and Herb Aioli on a Bed of Fresh Arugula. $19


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Brewmaster’s Kobe Burger


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Sliders


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Prime Rib French Dip: House Roasted and Shaved Prime Rib Piled high on a Hoagie Roll and served with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream. Fresh roasted. Only available while supplies last.


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Hana Hou™ Shandy: Muddled fresh orange and strawberry with simple syrup and fresh squeezed lemon juice topped off with Hana Hou Hefeweizen and a splash of lemon lime soda


Waikiki Brewing Company’s Limited Release Dee Pah DIPA (Double IPA): huge quantities of two-row malt, combined with crystal and Munich malts sets the stage for this strong, highly bitter, hugely aromatic Double IPA. Between kettle additions and dry hops, a total of 48.5 pounds of hops went into only 28 kegs of this beer! Hold on to your taste buds and drink responsibly; this beer is not for the faint of heart! OG: 18.5, FG: 1.8. ABV: 9.1%, IBU: 100


The lovely Rachael of the Waikiki Brewing Company serves up a DEE PAH DIPA Double IPA


Waikiki Brewing Company uses this Refractometer to measure the specific gravity of the wort during the brewing process


A new WBC T-shirt design!


“Chewy”, a regular at WBC, havin’ his usual, the Hana Hou Hefe… he he he


Chewy’s unique way of saying, “Hello! How are today!”, “honi-honi style”


Unexpectedly meeting a Tasty Island fan at WBC!

Moving along, we’re at Duke’s Waikiki…


Duke’s Waikiki’s Korean Steak Street Tacos: kal-bi marinated steak, salsa verde, cabbage, onions, cilantro, flour tortillas

 


Duke’s Waikiki’s Korean Steak Street Taco, fully assembled and ready for whackin’


Duke’s Waikiki’s Mango BBQ Bacon Burger: Applewood smoked Duroc bacon, white cheddar, ranch dressing, grilled onions

 


Pomai with cousin (I mean, REALLY, my cousin) Stacey Von Arnswaldt Slayter, toasting over “Lava Flows” at Duke’s Waikiki with Henry Kapono on Sunday!

Speaking of Lava Flow, we’re back in ‘Nalo for a “hana hou” of their AMAZING Roast Pork plate with “Gravy alll ovah”!…


Ono Steak & Shrimp (Waimanalo) Roast Pork with “Gravy all ovah”!


Ono Steak & Shrimp (Waimanalo) Smoke Meat plate (Hana hou!)

Not enough comfort food for you? Well all you “Downtownies” rejoice, as we’re back for yet more “hana hou” action from Krazy Kitchen, run by the “Renaissance Man” himself, Mr. Mal Shiroma.


Krazy Kitchen Fried Rice and Eggs plate


Krazy Kitchen’s famous Corn Bread, a popular side with many of their daily specials


Krazy Kitchen’s Mexican Lasagna (huge scoop of sour cream on the side)


Krazy Kitchen’s Calamari Marsala special of the week (this week!)


Krazy Kitchen’s Calamari Marsala plate not only includes two generous slices of buttery-toasty garlic bread, but also this side of Coleslaw, which I thought was fantastic!


Krazy Kitchen’s Calamari Marsala plate (version 2)

Now we’re at Yummy’s, specifically the Don Quijote Kaheka location, where they totally PILED this plate with layers upon layers of TENDER Meat Jun…


Yummy’s Korean BBQ Meat Jun plate, trying to break the record for “most massive” plate lunch in Hawaiii


Yummy’s Kalbi “mini plate” currently costs $13.50… hah? Whoah! Get this: Yummy’s Kalbi “regular plate” now costs a whoppin’ $17.99. Dang! For takeout? Sheesh!


Yummy’s Korean style Macaroni Salad, which tastes like it’s mixed with basic Banchan veggies… I so LOVE this take on Mac’ Salad!


And my second most “bestest” side is the Korean style Shoyu Potatoes… OMG! Not saying Yummy’s aces this, because they don’t, but still, I always melt upon every bite of this classic Korean banchan fave!

Of course we can’t have the homemade stuff, as Diner E made a valiant attempt with his first try at Puerto Rican style Gandules Rice…

This, in an effort to accompany some fundraiser Pasteles Stew he just got…


Pasteles Stew, the fundraiser version

Going above and beyond seasoned rice, from Gandules Stew, Diner E tries making an Indian cuisine fave called Chicken Biryani…


Diner E’s Chicken Biryani (sans the chicken). This YouTube video is the EXACT recipe he followed, and it turned out EXCELLENT!

Back into Waikiki, we’re at Marukame Udon, an eatery that placed within the top 10 of 100 best places to eat NATIONWIDE on Yelp for 2016….


The LONG LINE waiting to get in to Marukame Udon, located on Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, right across the Waikiki Trade Center


Marukame Udon Waikiki


Marukame Udon Waikiki


No matter what, even at a “hardcore” Japanese restaurant in Hawaii, gotta’ stay get SPAM


Marukame Udon Waikiki


Marukame Udon Waikiki


Marukame Udon Waikiki

Speaking of Japan, this is something only available in that market…


KitKat Wasabi flavor… it tastes like a very high quality, very creamy white chocolate with a the cookie inside laced with wasabi. The Wasabi flavor is there, albeit VERY subtle. Overall, oishii!

Finally, I leave with you with some scenes along the shores of Waikiki over the past few weekends…

3 thoughts on “Grindz of the Day v.4.14.16

  • April 15, 2016 at 3:34 am
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    Wow.  All I can say is mean.  Mean food pics.

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    • April 15, 2016 at 7:17 am
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      kobi,

      You took the words right out of my mouth. lol

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  • April 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    I have no idea how the “Gravy all ovah” container did not explode from the weight of its contents.  It looks like it weighs five pounds!  It looks like a precursor to a good nap in the shade.

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