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Diner EB’s Aloha ‘Oe Potluck Luncheon

This past week we held yet another potluck luncheon, this time to bid a warm farewell and aloha to one of our beloved executive officers leaving the company, who have been with us for a long time and contributed immensely to our success.

That said, it’s no surprise at not just the team turnout, but also the grindz that showed up, all of which being truly AMAZING! This was certainly one of the most EPIC potluck office luncheons we’ve ever had in my opinion, to which those peers I’ve discussed it with in retrospect agree.

It was also a great “initiation” for the new blood we have on board, who were clearly impressed at how “hard” we have fun — as in bustin’ out da’ ONO ‘KINE GRINDZ ‘kine fun — when we’re not hard at work. You know da’ rules!

Without further ado, let’s check out the spread!…

Maki and Nigiri Sushi Platter from Ahi & Vegetable, c/o Diner CAM & SA

Gandules Rice (homemade) by Diner FS

Bangkok Chef trio, c/o Diner TA

Bangkok Chef Crispy Noodles

Bangkok Chef Mango Salad

Bangkok Chef Green Papaya Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad from Royal Kitchen (downtown Honolulu Chinatown district), c/o the HR gals

Potato Salad (homemade) by Diner WT

Charsiu Noodles, c/o Diner CC

Oriental Stew (think Nishime), with Lup Cheong, Bamboo Shoots & Shiitake Mushrooms (homemade) by Diner CH

Pita Bread ‘n Hummus (homemade) by Diner DB

Tabbouleh (homemade) by Diner DB

Cold Vegetable Pizza (homemade) by Diner LN

Smothered Enchiladas with beef, refried beans and sharp cheddar (homemade) by Diner SH

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (homemade) by Diner VL

Zippy’s Teriyaki Beef Platter, c/o Diners AC

Chicken Katsu c/o Diner DM and CT

Pongo’s Hamburger Steak c/o Diner TH

Wing Stop Chicken Wings c/o Diner SKM

Wing Stop Chicken Wings

Wing Stop Chicken Wings

Pork Adobo (homemade) by Diner EE

Pork Guisantes (homemade) by Diner JL

Fong’s Crispy Roast Pork c/o Diners ADVIT

Fong’s Charsiu c/o Diners ADVIT

De… Onaka ga suita!

Brownies (homemade) by Diner ChCh

Maunakea Cake (homemade) by Diner EI

Note, the Maunakea “cake” was layered in a massive crack seed store sized glass jar, where it looked like this (as an example) from the side…

Cake in a Jar ~ image source: RedWhiteandBlueBerries.com

Maunakea Cake – aftermath view

Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries with Honeyed Greek Yogurt by Diner ST

Fruit Salad (homemade) by Diners K, R&JM’s

Fruit Salad (homemade) by Diner EA

Jello (homemade) by Diners K, J&RM’s

Pineapple Cherry Cupcakes (homemade) by Diner JP

Dang! Now THAT is what you call BIG TIME POTLUCK! Now the fun part: seeing how folks plate their dish, showcasing not only personal tastes, but also personality! Check it out…

Diner EB, we LOVE YOU!

And? First of all, if you think the expansive menu at New Eagle Cafe in the previous post causes “counter freeze” (inability to choose what to order due to too many options), almost everyone at this potluck suffered “counter freeze”. It’s like you want to try everything here, yet you KNOW both your plate and tummy can’t accommodate it. Dang it!

Not to mention your palate becomes confused, because you’re going from say, rich and spicy mexican, to light and “umamified” Japanese. Know what I mean?

Yet it’s ALL GOOD! I mean, everything here was “good” to absolutely broke da’ mout’ winnahz!

My favorite savory dish was by far Diner CH’s Oriental Stew, which was like a “Lup Cheong-i-fied” version of Okazuya style Nishime. Dude, I ate like 3 bowls of the stuff that same day, PLUS I stashed another bowl for the next day, as there was that much left in the pot, being most folks at this luncheon were more interested in the other dishes. I will DEFINITELY get the recipe!

Diner EA’s wife’s creamy Filipino style Fruit Salad was also THE BOMB DOT COM, as you see I had a second MASSIVE bowl of the stuff for dessert the next day. Hopefully I can coax his wife to give that recipe as well!

Summing it up, TOTALLY, TOTALLY FANTASTIC GRINDZ, for an absolutely wonderful person! Aloha ‘Oe Diner EB! We love you!


7 thoughts on “Diner EB’s Aloha ‘Oe Potluck Luncheon

  • July 30, 2016 at 9:16 am

    That hamburger tray is an interesting but good call. Your adobo person knows what they are doing, the pork looks refined like it supposed to. Nam Fong is my go to place for Chinese chix, pork and duck.

    • July 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Refined = refried. So refried and refine work. Because that is the classical Spanish presentation.

  • July 30, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    all looks so yummy. how many people in your company and how many people attended the luncheon?

  • July 31, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Pomai,food so good in potluck make everybody reading gain some looking
    at it. Do you have recipe for pineapple cherry cupcake?

  • July 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    @ Kelike – I”m pretty sure I can get the recipe from Diner JP (one of our accountants) for the pineaple cherry “cupcakes” (which they weren’t really that, but I just called it that). Stay tuned.

    @ Dan T – We have about 10,000 employees, of which about 7,000 turned out for this potluck luncheon. What I showed you here was just one table of food. There were 120 other rooms with different food. lol

    @ Pat – So would it be safe to say “refined” chicken vs. fried chicken? As in “Kentucky Refined Chicken”. lol

  • September 6, 2016 at 6:55 am

    been awhile since i posted pomai….and damn that spread looks amazing!!! i need to work where you are at!!! lol


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