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Dahlia Lounge, Seattle

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

My wife and I visited Seattle for the past New Years. It’s such a lovely city. Amazing fresh food. Friendly locals. So much happening! What a culture shock from Hilo Town. We have so much food adventures to share from there! I figured I’ll post one place at a time or else I won’t ever get anything up.

So, I’ll start with one of Tom Douglas’ wonderful restaurants which is also attached to a bakery.

Dahlia Lounge Outside

Dahlia Lounge Inside

I started with a tomato soup.

Tomato Soup

This was simply the best tomato soup I’ve ever had by far. It was thick, fresh, bright and very rich. It went so good with the buttery croutons and bread served. I won’t look at tomato soup the same again.

Next, an order of Tom Douglas’ famous crab cakes.

Crab Cakes

Man, these crab cakes rock. The crab meat is so sweet with huge chunks of leg meat. While it’s mostly crab, it still has a nicely seasoned breading with green onions. Served with grilled romaine and crispy potatoes.

Desert time! Coconut cream pie.

Coconut Cream Pie

So deliciously light and not too sweet. The crust was great texture.

Fresh Pear Tart

Pear Tart

Outstanding! Seattle has the best pears I’ve had, and combining that with a fresh flaky tart pastry, this was just delicious.

I’m so spoiled now. Seattle I will return! :)

On Oahu again :)

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Arrived late last night and resisted the urge to go straight to Curry House. Can you believe it? We went to Bravo’s Italian restaurant instead, which turned out great. I’ll get a review up when I get back to Hilo.

Now it’s morning, and I’m hoping to go to my old time favorite: Rocky’s in Waipahu. I grew up on their pancakes and fried rice ommelettes when I was little!

Also, I just had a sample of my brother-in-law’s fried rice loco moco from Koa Pancake House’s, and I must say, it was so delicious. Watch out Hilo! The gravy was dark and thick (there was even a spare bay leaf in there!), the burger homemade and tender, and the fried rice was good too. I hope to do a loco moco review there before I leave…

So much food so little time! Give me some recommendations…

Oahu Trip September 2005

Friday, October 7th, 2005

I’m sorry I havn’t posted for a while. I’ve just been side-tracked with a lot of things, but I will get back into the groove, no worries!

This past September I visited Oahu, and instead of posting multiple posts (like last time — I still need to finish that series), I’ll just post a more condensed photo-heavy post of my food adventures.

Okay, so I land on Oahu. What’s the first thing to do?

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One Fancy Loco Moco from Japan

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

When I’m bored, I often search for loco mocos on the net. It’s amazing how far this simple dish can travel!

For example, check out this loco moco from Japan! The restaurant is called “LocoMoco Hana-Dining”. They also serve beer from the Big Island too.

They even have a “loco cup” in the takeout menu. Too much fun!

Oahu Here I Come!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Well, I’ll be visiting Oahu today and will return on Monday night. Hopefully, I’ll end up writing about a few food adventures while over there. Please check back soon! :)