Tag Archives: Hawaii

Hawaiian Style Steamed Red Snapper

Menu
-Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce
-Spam Musubi
-Chinese-Style Steamed Red Snapper
-Steamed Japanese Rice
-Vegetable Tempura
-Char Sui

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The Line Up (and Valentina)

This was a crazy night! I made the snapper!

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

These were amazing and so was the sauce. I wanted to eat them all.

Char Sui

Char Sui

Char Sui is a pork dish that’s flavored with ginger among other spices. I plated it on the vegetable tempura, because we ran out of rice.

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I actually liked this dish. I liked spam. Even better, my family loved it.

Me with the Fish!

Me with the Fish!

That is a salmon. I had to scale him, which was an interesting experience. The scales like to fly off at weird angles and get everywhere. Even when the scaling is done in a trash bag.

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After I scaled him, I steamed him with veggies. After he was steamed, I heated up some oil until it was smoking. Then I poured it over him! It was so cool! Here he is all dressed up.

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He was delicious. Chef offered us extra credit to eat one of his eye balls. Seeing as this was something I would never do in real life, I decided to do it. That was a mistake. Fish Eye Ball tastes like straight up fish oil. That’s not terrible if you like fish, but I don’t. There was a moment when I couldn’t get the fish down my throat, but I wasn’t going to spit it out so I was just holding it in. Everyone was watching me just hold it in my mouth. It was terrible. There’s also this hard chalky part to the eye ball which is actually a fish cataract. The fish taste wouldn’t leave my tongue all night.

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Robin kissing Mr. Fish

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Hawaiian Ahi Poke

Menu
-Ahi Poke
-Caramelized Salmon with a Orange-Shoyu Glaze
-Lemongrass Buerre Blanc
-Sauteed Mixed Vegetables
-Steamed Japanese Rice with Fired Basil Leaves
-Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce

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The Line Up

Hawaii! Did you know that there is nothing native to Hawaii? Everything has been brought in.

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke is a marinated, raw, sashimi grade tuna dish. We paired it with some fried wanton wrappers. It was an interesting dish. I’m not a big fish fan, and it has a really strong fish flavor. The tuna was GIANT.

Caramelized Salmon with an Orange Shoyu Glaze with Lemon grass Buerre Blanc, Sauteed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Japanese Rice, and Fried Basil Leaves.

Caramelized Salmon with an Orange Shoyu Glaze with Lemongrass Buerre Blanc, Sauteed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Japanese Rice, and Fried Basil Leaves.

Shoyu is another name for Soy sauce. The salmon was really good. Frying the basil was a scary experience, because of the high water content in the basil leaves, they pop when you put them in the hot oil.  When you make the rice, you have to rinse it very very very well. I spent maybe 15 mins just washing it.

Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce

Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce

These were really good. (I sliced the pineapple and that was a pain in the butt, but it was worth it) They had a cinnamon sugar added to the dough that went really well with the mango sauce. We made the mango sauce by scratch too!