We begin today’s “Grindz of the Day” back again in Waimanalo, a.k.a. “God’s Country”, the OTHER “God’s Country to Kalihi, a.k.a. “The Center of Hawaii’s Food Universe”. Out in ‘Nalo you’ll find OK Poultry, formerly known as Kaneshiro’s, which I still call them by, being it sounds more local to me. And these eggs are 100% farm-fresh locally-raised, pretty much THE BEST, FRESHEST EGGS you’ll find if not just on this island, but in the world! In fact, so fresh and wholesome, you can eat them raw and not worry about salmonella, hence they’re marketed in stores as “TKG” Eggs, meaning Tamago Kake Gohan, a Japanese style where you serve it cracked raw over hot rice. LOVE THAT!
That said, above in the first photo we have ‘Nalo-fresh Kaneshiro Eggs, that illustrate three sizes from left to right: DOUBLE, EXTRA LARGE, and LARGE. Now DOUBLE doesn’t simply mean “double extra large”. Oh no. “Double” means there’s TWO YOLKS IN ONE EGG. Dude, it’s one massive egg with twins in it! How crazy is that! Kinda’ makes you almost feel guilty to eat it! But hey, it’s still an egg – or should I say “eggs-in-an-egg”, not developed yet, so we won’t think about that and whack ’em! lol
Above is a small chicken coop they have out front, mainly as an attraction for visitors to the farm out there in ‘Nalo. Most of their hens have coops in back where the production facilities are.
Speaking of production facilities, OK Poultry (a company from Japan who bought out Kaneshiro Poultry, yet still retains the former owners to operate it) recently poured a new foundation under an old warehouse, which will soon become a new mass-production facility for their awesome TKG eggs. Here, they’ll be able to increase their capacity for the growing demand in the market, being as it stands now, they typically sell out every day. Currently OK Poultry’s TKG eggs are distributed for retail as TKG Eggs at Don Quijote, Nijiya Market and Marukai. Hopefully they’ll eventually be in places like Costco, Whole Foods and beyond! A few local restaurants also feature their eggs, such as Kaila Cafe, to name a few. If you see “featuring TKG Eggs” or “featuring OK Poultry Eggs from Waimanalo” on the menu, GET THAT DISH!
Next and finally, we have the entire spread at the Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory location in Kakaako, near Ala Moana Center. Reason I took these photos (with my Note 5, not my Canon) was simply I had nothing better to do while awaiting my number to be called, back in line behind MANY other patrons. Note, like most Chinese restaurants, they don’t put signs on their dishes, leaving you to pretty much just look at what you might want and think, “Ooh, that looks good, I’ll take that”. That said, hopefully some things here look ono to you! Enjoy. ;-)
You can tell this is Hawaii…. everyone wen’ whack da’ rice, not da’ noodles. Wassup wit’ dat? lol
Half-dozen Chun Wah Kam Baked Charsiu Manapua, Kauai bound as Omiyage.
A Chun Wah Kam Rice Cake for mom. She LOVES this stuff!
That’s it. Hope this helps you make a decision on what you like stay grind before hitting your friendly neighborhood Chun Wah Kam. Also don’t forget, the best, freshest eggs you can buy on Oahu are out in Waimanalo at OK Poultry, a.k.a. Kaneshiro’s. Until next time, a hui hou. ;-)