Friday, November 30, 2012

Lunch at CPK, Ala Moana Center 11/29/2012

I went to Ala Moana Center for a little Christmas shopping. I was surprised to see so few sales this year after Thanksgiving but the mall was pretty busy. There was a nice hula show at the center stage, I had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen and grabbed a cup of Kona Coffee at the Honolulu Coffee Copmpany.

Akiko and I had some Sesame Ginger Chicken Dumplings,  a California Club pizza and some Chicken Tequila Fettuccine. The food came out really fast and the service was excellent.

The Chinese dumplings were very tasty with shoyu ginger sauce and a nice crunch from the fresh green onions. They gave us 6 pieces. I swear they came in less than 5 minutes after ordering and the pizza came really soon after that. It was an interesting pizza with a strong bacon flavor and a salad on top. I didn't care much for the mayonnaise on the pizza but it was a nice flavor combination.
The Tequila pasta was the most interesting for me. I usually don't like pasta but this one is something I certainly recommend. It is a spinach fettuccine with tangy jalapeno lime sauce, it had chicken, onions, bell pepper and cilantro on it. My mouth is actually watering now thinking about it. In Japan they say "hanging cheek", In Hawai'i we say "broke da mouth", it was really good.
Needless to say, we were bloatched after all that food. Yes, we finished it all. No room for desert but the all new salted caramel pudding looked pretty darn good. The ladies across from us had a really big and beautiful red velvet cake delivered as we were leaving. It looked very delicious too. I grabbed a fresh brewed cup of Kona coffee from the Honolulu Coffee Company and headed out to the madness.
We were able to find a couple really good deals at Ala Moana, ALOHA!!


Hawaii Prince Waikiki - Holiday 2012

Here is a short slide show showcasing the holiday decorations at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki Honolulu. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aound Waikiki 11/28/2012

Around Waikiki 11/28/2012

Sheraton Waikiki - Holiday Decoration 2012

Happy Holidays at the Sheraton Waikiki! Check out this sand castle with santa and his menehune

Beer Clings, customized reusable label

This is great, reusable beer labels. Now that is definitely recycle, reduce, reuse all in one simple product. I will have to get me some of these. I rarely have bottles beer but I am thinking this would also be good on the pitcher or glass. I guess it will look great on the growler too!

Brewers Friend Review

Get Some at Beer Clings

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Villiage - Holiday 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Villiage - Holiday 2012

Spend 7 minutes with me looking around at the Hilton Hawaiian Village 2012 holiday decorations. The hotel is currently undergoing lots of renovations but the do have some nice arrangements around the village.

Moon over Kapahulu

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Homebrew Beer - Chemical Free Yeast Starter

I have been starting yeast this way for years, I don't like to use any kind of chemical when culturing yeast. I do use alcohol to sterilize my hands and the outside of the yeast container but other than that it is just heat. I am getting really good results every time. Working with burning hot liquid is a little tricky but hey, if you are a true homebrewer you must be used to that

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!! I shot some photos while I was out on my walk today. Check it out, enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Waikiki 11-19-12

Winter weather is coming, cool air and showers. Not so many waves today but lots of surfers. Aloha from Waikiki

Friday, November 16, 2012

Waikiki Sunset

I went down last night to catch the sunset, I watched it at the Kapahulu Groin next to the volleyball girls. There were lots of people checking it out and it was quite nice. My camera placement is bad and I moved it around a couple times so it didn't really work too well. It is still quite nice and I am learning. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Disney Aulani at Ko'olina

Aloha, e komo mai, welcome to my blog "HKA96815". I am new to blogging but ready to try it out. I am happy to share information about my home with you, I hope you can come visit the islands and enjoy some paradise. I stayed at the Disney Aulani Hotel last week and had a nice time there. Unfortunately the hotel is under some construction in the pool area so it is a bit noisy this week. I think they must be working to make an even more enjoyable pool area. I had a great time in the lazy river and the beach was quite enjoyable. The water is not real clear so snorkeling was not good but the hotel offers a snorkeling experience in a reef pool. I stayed in a villa and the amenities are great with a full kitchen and a large Jacuzzi tub. There is a mall going up directly across the street where you can shop at the mini mart now (ABC) and more stores are coming. There is also a nice little taco shop with great tacos. This mall area is withing walking distance from Aulani. You could stock your kitchen pretty well by walking across the street. The have some good Sierra Nevada & Rogue beers over there too. I think Disney Aulani is a great family resort, everyone was very friendly.