When I first heard that the ramen burger was coming to Honolulu, I wasn’t that excited about it. A meat patty held together by two ramen buns really didn’t appeal to me at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love ramen, but I didn’t really think it would taste that great dry and as a vehicle for the meat. (more…)
What a long hiatus I have taken from blogging…the past year has been met with some big changes. The end of a relationship, getting used to being on my own again, struggling with my identity, and eventually finding happiness again. Even though I went through some painful moments of uncertainty, one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to stay in Hawaii. I had a good job at a rapidly growing company, great coworkers, a few true friends, was surrounded by the beauty of the islands, and met someone whom I like spending time with. I am truly blessed!
We attended a pop-up pa’i’ai event tonight at The Whole Ox deli with our pop-up friends, Helen C. and Doug. Pa’i’ai is Hawaiian for hand pounded poi, which is the traditional method of processing kalo (aka taro) into poi. Up until recently, pa’i’ai was illegal. There was a movement to change that and it gained so much traction and support in Hawaii that the state government decided to legalize it and the governor signed a law protecting it. (more…)