November 29, 2009
November 28, 2009
We went to the P.F. Chang's in Hokua, which is also the first location that opened up in Hawaii. We arrived at about 11am, and it was pretty empty.
Since I've heard people rave about the Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, we decided to give it a try, and it was quite good!
I ended up ordering Chang's Spicy Chicken. It was good--spicy and tasty (and also tasted quite similar to a fast food restaurant's Asian chicken).
DH ordered the Asian Marinated New York Strip and he enjoyed it.
DS1 ordered the Kids Honey Chicken. It was quite a lot of chicken, and the sauce was good!
DS1 devoured the Great Wall of Chocolate.
I got the S'Mores.
I thought the desserts were just the right size. I usually never order dessert when I go out to eat since I'm always so stuffed, but after seeing how these desserts were indeed mini, I thought I could definitely indulge a little!
Overall we thought the food was good, despite being a bit pricey and not being "authentic" Chinese.
The best part about our visit was our server. She was EXCELLENT!
She's a mom herself, and she did a lot of little things that really made our dining experience special. Whenever DS2 started to get fussy she'd come by and offer to see if there was anything she could do, and when I was packing up, she saw that I had so much to pack and carry that she gave me a big P.F. Chang's take-out bag to stuff everything in.
We're fortunate to usually experience good service whenever we dine out, but on this visit to P.F. Chang's the service was exceptional.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro-1288 Ala Moana Blvd # 110, Honolulu, HI 96814, 808 596-4710
November 24, 2009
DH ordered the Big Burger, and also ordered it with Garlic Fries.
Since DS1 loves pancakes, he had the Big Silver Dollar Pancakes with Bacon from the keiki menu. Check out those huge pancakes--and that's off of the keiki menu! I don't even think I could eat all of those pancakes!
The food was great (especially the garlic fries) and the service was excellent!
I can't wait to go back!
November 20, 2009
The Mall was also celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated Food Court - the Pa'ina Ko'olau. The renovation was the second and final phase of the Mall's comprehensive renovation.
Here's a picture of the entrance to the new food court. The food court is tastefully decorated with tile throughout. About half of the establishments have opened so far, such as The Cookie Corner, Blazin Steaks, Hot Dog on a Stick, Papa John's Pizza, and Subway.
On Sunday morning, the mall was crawling with parents and their children. They all wanted to meet Curious George who made a special appearance, thanks to PBS Hawaii.
PBS Hawaii put out a table for the kids to make their own Curious George headbands.
And here's Curious George at Story Time.
Curious George was signing autographs!
Some of the kids brought their Curious George dolls with them to show how big of a fan they are.
Although the Festival of Giving is over, you should head on over to the Windward side to check out the newly renovated mall and food court. There is something for everyone.
46-056 Kamehameha Highway
Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 18, 2009
DH ordered the Mushroom Swiss Burger. DS1 ordered the Boomerang Cheeseburger.
We all enjoyed our sandwiches/burgers and the service was really good.
I can't wait to go back and eat more of the Bloomin' Onion!
Outback Steakhouse: 810 Ukee Street, Waipahu, HI 96797, 808-671-7200
November 17, 2009
Well, we went to Grace's Inn and I tried the Chicken Cutlet, and ever since then, the Chicken Cutlet has been a favorite of mine.
So on our way home from Toys "R" Us one day, DH and I went to Grace's Inn in Aiea to pick up some plate lunches.
DH ordered the Chicken Katsu Curry.
The food was really good, and we both ended up with lots of leftovers.
I think Grace's has some of the best chicken katsu (and katsu sauce) on the island, so whether you want it "plain," or with gravy or curry, I would recommend Grace's Inn.