Honolulu: Koko Head Cafe (BRUNCH) (MY NEW FAV!)

MY NEW FAV: Koko Head Cafe came recommended very highly by some friends of ours and boy is it on point! Queen’s Mimosa ( Guava, Elderberry, Prosecco), Black Pepper Maple Ricotta Pancakes topped with crispy Bacon, Bibimbap Skillet, Chicken and Eggs Skillet, Cornflake Sweet Bread French Toast, Fruit and Yogurt Bruschetta….the list goes on, but these mentioned are the photos below….I live for Brunch and this is now my favorite spot on the planet outside of the brunch and Four Seasons Bev Hills….

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Las Vegas: Hash House (BRUNCH)

On my last visit to Vegas we decided to try the Famous ‘Hash House’. Huge portions but so delicious and the food art was on point as well! The cocktails are very creative as well 🙂 lots of coffee cocktails. If you love potatoes, the twice baked mash is to live for and the biscuits are so buttery and fluffy and crispy all at the same time! They also have chicken and waffles here that stand hight like the tower of pisa! #yumm

 

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Jucy’s Jamaican Food : Los Angeles, CA

My favorite Jamaican food outside of Jamaica has to be Jucy’s. They have my headshot on the wall from 2006 😉 That’s how long I’ve been a fan of their food. Authentic, delicious, good portions (enough for a doggy bag for sure!), fresh Jamaican juices, Sorrel (hibiscus juice) is my favorite (a holiday drink in Jamaica) and the fresh Ginger beer is always delish!

We had the Curry Chicken, Ceviche Red Snapper and my all time fav Ackee & Saltfish!

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JAPAN!!!!

I finally made my first trip to Japan and needless to say the food was epic!

We started off with a welcome party that was so adorably Japanese with Japanese pizza, sushi, snacks an drinks, including an assortment of non-alcoholic Japanese beers. They are very conscientious about drinking and driving! Love that!

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Ramen and Sushi on this trip were as authentic and delicious as an asian food lover (myself) could imagine!

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We had authentic Japanese bentos! Growing up in Hawaii, we ate these all the time, so i was familiar with the concept but these were the real deal, pickled veggies and all. And the “brown rice” as they called it was more like a purple rice. Delish!IMG_0133

Cafe Maharani (Indian Food) (Oahu)

2509 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 951-7447

So I decided to try the only indian food restaurant on Oahu that has a good rep…mind you,  after Living in London and traveling to NY and Kenya a lot, Iʻve experienced  some excellent Indian Food… the atmosphere was authentic and excellent! Bollywood playing on the Tv! Tight and cozy restaurant though. Not conducive for parties over 6. and its BYOB!

We had the Mixed rice, Chicken masala curry, Samosas, Garlic Naan and Red lentil Dahl finished off by a hot Masala Chai tea.

The Curry was different in flavor than any Iʻve tried before. Not too spicy. Nice creamy texture. Not a lot of flavor though.

Naan was Excellent! Buttery and fluffy!

Dahl was ok. Iʻve definitely had better. Not a lot of flavor.

Mixed rice was delicious but a huge portion. There were 2 of us. It could have fed 4 easily.

Samosas were large in size and delicious!

Tea was creamy, delicious and strong! Great way to finish a rich meal but caffeine had me buzzing for a few hours afterwards 😉

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Uahi Grill Sunday Brunch! (Kailua, Oahu)

Soooooo, I recently stumbled on a little surprise at Uahi Grill in Kailua. I was heading there with a friend for lunch expecting to get my usual Garlic Chicken Salad (yum), but walked in to find out they serve a separate Brunch menu on Sundays now (10am-2pm)! They have lots of Bacon dishes and yummy drinks like Mimosas, Fresh watermelon juice, etc.

My friend and i ordered the same thing; the Veggie Biscuits smothered in veggies, macadamia pesto, parmesan cheese and topped with an over easy egg! So delish! Buttery biscuits! And i had the fresh watermelon juice that is served in a jar and accompanied by glass with ice! A must try! I will be back Uahi….

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Birthday lunch

One of my good friends from the music industry took me to lunch yesterday at one of my favorite lunch restaurants on Oahu called Alan Wongʻs Pineapple Room located in Macyʻs at Ala Moana mall. I usually get the same thing every time i go, but i switched it up and got their bento and of course my free bday dessert!…wasnʻt as good as my usual Tobo Ahi Sandwich…Iʻll go back to my usual next time 😉

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one of my Favorite Salads

Assagioʻs Pan Grilled Scallops Salad & Tiramisu Cheesecake:

Garlic for days! If you love garlic this salad is for you! So delish!

And the cheesecake…iʻm not a huge sweets fan but when my girl Tehani took me to Assagioʻs Hawaii Kai for my birthday they gave us this cheesecake as a free dessert and wow, it was so delish! I mean who doesnʻt love a good cheesecake 😉

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Agu Bistro (ʻBESTʻ Ramen in the world)(Hawaii)

Addy: 925 Isenberg Street, Honoulu

http://www.aguramen.com

Ok, So i am OBSESSED with Ramen! Tan Tan was my favorite (Goma Tei has the best Tan Tan in Hawaii), But when someone told me this place was better than Goma Tei I had to try it! And WOW, best Gyoza, Best Batu Curry (sooo much flavor, with delectably tender little pork pieces), And my fav Ramen on their menu:

AGU’S SAVORY KOTTERI PARMESAN TONKOTSU our rendition of kotteri tonkotsu..a creamy, velvety, full of flavored broth that is made from the finest ingredients. Served along side is a generous amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese to be topped over for an added twist of flavor (I order it with level 2 spicy)

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