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Ken’s Oxtail Soup

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Fridays are awesome because…

… Ken’s House of Pancakes serves oxtail soup on this day!  Ken’s may be more well known for their epic Oxtail Stew served everyday, but you got to try their soup served every Friday.  It’s the best I’ve had in Hilo.  Beefy and super rich… it’s not the traditional clear type of soup, which makes it a little different.  Anise and shitake mushroom flavors are well balanced and it’s not too salty.  Oxtails are huge.  The portion size is really generous (barely could finish!).  Well worth the $13.25.

Ken’s House of Pancakes
1730 Kamehameha Ave.
Hilo , HI 96720
(808) 538-1877
Open 24 hours.

Test post from iPhone

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Howzit! Lately I’ve been taking more pictures of food using my iPhone than my regular camera. While I still prefer the old way, I need to make it easier to post so I post more. Readers… are you still there? I hope you are and I hope you don’t mind some iPhone posts. It’s a sacrifice needed in order to keep blogging alive.

To test, I’m attaching a photo of one of my favorite delicacies enjoyed on a recent camping trip. Hope it works.

Freshly picked opihi. Risked my life for these but it was so worth it! Love it straight off the rocks or grilled (as seen) with some shoyu and lemon. Perfect with beer.

I’m still alive…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I’m so sorry to my readers out there! My life has simply been too hectic at this point, but I will continue posting.

I have a few places in queue: Puku Puka Kitchen (the Ahi Don is awesome!), Cafe Concerto, and Sushi Shiono (Kailua-Kona).

Thanks for your patience! <3

Jays Island Fresh Cuisine

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is the old Nichols Public House location, now transformed to Jays Island Fresh Cuisine (or Jays Island Fresh Tapas). Although it was sad that Nichols had to leave this location, it’s nice to see a great new restaurant with focus on good food.

Shichimi Seard Scallops with Kawari sprouts and lilikoi butter sauce ($9)

Perfectly cooked sweet seared scallops with a beautiful rich buttery lilikoi sauce. The shichimi provided a nice little kick. Super ono! I just wish the scallops were a little bigger.

Eggplant Crostini with truffle oil and pecorino cheese ($6)

These were good too and the salad was very fresh.

778 Kilauea Prime Rib Sandwich – Slow roasted prime rib with crispy onion rings, Swiss cheese, house made potato and taro chips ($11)

Tender prime rib, rich au jus, great homemade chips. This tasted really fresh and I loved the onion rings too. Yum.

Closeups….

Lunch Menu (click for big version):

Dinner Menu (tapas are same as lunch):

Our waitress recommended the lobster ravioli for dinner.

Great food here. Service was very nice and fast. Ambience was really nice and simple with some cool hip jazzy music in the background. I hope this place stays here in Hilo!

Currently BYOB, no corking fee. :) There is a nearby wine store (Grapes) just a few stores down.

Jays Island Fresh Cuisine
776 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8880

Best. pear. ever.

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Best. pear. ever.

Wow I don’t think I’ve had a proper pear until now. Seattle’s fruits are awesome!

Eating through Seattle!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Eating through Seattle!

My wife and I are visiting seattle for the New Years. It’s so beautiful and cold! Our first breakfast here are crumpets and hot groats (whole steelcut oats) at the Crumpet Shop.

So scrumptious and buttery.

Stay warm for us. :) More blogging soon.. Sorry for being away for so long.