Saturday, April 23, 2011
HATER WOULD GRIND - PART 3
Submitted by The Hater:
Traffic leaving town always seems to be choke cars, no matter what time of day. So, we decided to pull off and go to the local Costco where I heard they sell Da Hui shorts. Hard to believe, Da Hui BLACK shorts at Costco! Almost like finding HA support shirts at Kmart. Almost. It's ok, though, I am a tourist, after all.
By the time we hit Miliani, guess what time what it was? Time to eat! Had to stop at Mililani Restaurant. Had to.
If I were stranded on a deserted island for the rest of my life and could only have one thing with me, it would be Mililani Restaurant. Check! Had to get the special Saimin, backed up by the Portuguese sausage fried rice, with two eggs over easy on top!
Okay, right now, we're about go deep (sooo deeep, put her ass to sleep, whoaaa, whoooa...), into central Oahu local cuisine.
First up, Dot's in Wahiawa, home of the famous sizzling hamburger steak plate. Yes, they bring it out, sizzling, on a cast iron platter, covered in fresh chopped onion and what may be the single best gravy in all of gravydom. Serious.
It's such a popular menu item, the place is filled with smoke. In fact, it was so mesmerizing, my shutter finger got paralyzed after the waitress dropped off the plate. So, you'll have to take my word for it.
Check out the shrimp tempura plate instead which was off the hook! Light, crispy, and not greasy, like top notch tempura should be.
ast but not least, there was Kitchen Delight. Tiny local corner lunch spot right in the middle of Wahiawa. If you don't time it right, and the 3 or 4 tables are already taken, then you gotta take lunch to go. We got lucky though.
Got some Korean style sushi roll for appetizer, some chicken karaage (Japanese style fried chicken), a shoyu chicken plate, and the kalua pork plate special with long rice side.
Gotta admit, the place looked a little sketchy, no "A" rating Department of Health placards in the window like you see in California restaurants.
Not very clean, but when that food came out, suddenly, I was overwhelmed by the "mana" of early island warriors meeting Captain Cook and his crew - I greeted it and then I killed it. God damn it!