Bogarts Cafe: Healthy breakfast spot on Monsarrat Ave.


Coffee & tea, bagels, breakfast and brunch.  You can get a variety of  contemporary food at Bogarts from strawberry haupia waffles, to my favorite breakfast bagel, to a breakfast burrito, or a variety of omelets, my favorite being the swiss crab omelet with avocado with potatos or rice, fried rice, strawberry spinach salads and homemade style sandwiches.  They have a large menu and everything pretty much under $10, this is a favorite breakfast spot, located off Kapahulu and Kapiolani park,  on the East end of Waikiki, just past the Honolulu Zoo.  They have teas, coffees, specialty smoothies, and all of the above.  The menu is huge and always changing.  It’s a small little restaurant and often doesn’t have seating, so you may have to wait for a seat if you don’t want to get your food to go. There’s almost always a line, and bring cash, because it’s cash only!

Healthy breakfast burrito

Acai bowl with bananas, blueberries, strawberries and granola

Fruit haupia waffles

my favorite breakfast bagel (I like it with turkey bacon)

grilled chicken salad with blue cheese and pine nuts

3045 Monsarrat Ave
Ste 3
Honolulu, HI 96815

(808) 739-0999

Mon-Fri 6 am – 6:30 pm

Sat-Sun 6 am – 6 pm

xoxo
Enjoy

Kristie Manning

Fav Salad Recipes.


CHIPS AND SALSA


SUNFLOWER AND FLACKSEED MULTIGRAIN CHIPS FROM WHOLE FOODS
2 CANS OF BLACK BEANS DRAINED
2 CANS MILD ROTEL TOMATOES
1 RED BELL PEPPER
1 YELLOW BELL PEPPER
1/2 BUNCH OF GREEN ONIONS
1 TSP GARLIC
1 CAN SHOEPEG CORN DRAINED
1/2 BUNCH OF CILANTRO CHOPPED
MANGO

MY SPINACH STRAWBERRY SALAD


SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
CANDIED WALNUTS
BLUE CHEESE
BRIANNAS STRAWBERRY VINEGARETTE

FOR THAI STYLE (SEARED AHI)

SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
PINE NUTS
CUCUMBERS
THAI PEANUT SAUCE
SEARED AHI

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD


SPRING MIX SALAD
CHOW MEIN NOODLE (DRY)
MANDARIN ORANGES
AVOCADO
GRILLED CHICKEN
BRIANNAS POPPY SEED DRESSING

WALDORF SALAD


  • 3 tart apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 bunch watercress, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples and lemon juice. Add the grapes, celery, and green onions; toss.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, apple juice and celery seeds. Spoon over the apple mixture, and toss gently.
  3. Wash the watercress, and dry thoroughly. Arrange greens on individual salad plates. Mound the apple mixture on top, and sprinkle with the walnuts.

Belgian Endive Pear Salad

1 very ripe small pear (about 3 ounces), plus 4 large pears (about 6 ounces each)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon nonfat sour cream
6 ounces Belgian endive, separated into leaves
1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese (1/4 cup)

1. For the dressing, peel and core the small pear. Cut it into large chunks, place in a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, the apple juice, parsley, sugar and sour cream; set aside.
2. Halve, stem and core but do not peel the remaining pears. Cut them lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, place them in a medium-size bowl and toss with the remaining lemon juice.
3. Line a serving platter with the endive leaves and arrange the pear slices on top. Crumble the Gorgonzola over the pears and drizzle the dressing over the salad.

Fruity Green Salad with Ruby Pomegranate Dressing

Salad:
6 ounces mixed baby salad greens
1 cup blackberries (or other seasonal fruit)
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Sweetened Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
Dressing:
1/4 cup Ocean Spray® Ruby Pomegranate Grapefruit Juice Drink
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Toss together all salad ingredients in large bowl. Divide equally among 4 salad plates.
  2. Whisk together ruby pomegranate juice drink, lemon juice and sugar in small bowl. Add mayonnaise and oil. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over salads.

LOW FAT COCONUT AMBROSIA SALAD


  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (low fat)
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries

GRAPEFRUIT AND FENNEL WATERCRESS RECIPE


1 bulb fennel
1 bunch red radishes
1 pink grapefruit
1 bunch watercress
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
Pepper and salt
6 tablespoons olive oil

Remove fronds from fennel bulb and trim root end. Slice in half lengthwise and remove outer layer, discard. With a very sharp knife, slice fennel lengthwise to form thin sheets (this can also be done on a mandolin). Add to salad bowl.

Remove stems from radish and slice each into thin rounds. Add to bowl.

Working with a sharp knife, slice off skin and pith from the grapefruit. Working over a bowl to save dripping juice, work with a pairing knife slicing along the edge of each membrane to remove segments. Let segments drop into bowl. Squeeze juice from the empty fruit carcass into the bowl and reserve.

Wash watercress and chop into three longish pieces. Add to salad bowl.

To make dressing, mix half of reserve grapefruit juice with lemon juice, honey, salt and lots of fresh cracked black pepper. Pour in oil and whisk to emulsify.

Toss salad with dressing to taste. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Divide grapefruit segments among salad plates to serve.


Southern Italian MUNCH Dinner Pairing Thursday, July 28th @ Apartm3nt.


APARTMENT3 GOES ALL THE WAY TO ITALY FOR THE NEXT MUNCH, SOUTHERN ITALY TO BE EXACT.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm

Apartment3 located in the Century Center Building, is a hosting our monthly MUNCH event on Thursday, July 28th starting at 6:30pm.

Munch is every last Thursday of the month for 2011. This month Munch will feature a premiere four course dinner menu created exclusively by Apartment3. Each course will then be creatively paired with a mouth watering specialty cocktail by Better Brands Master Mixologist Joey Gottesman.

This month’s featured theme is Southern Italian. Southern Italian fare is a perfect summertime dinner that always fits in well with our Hawaiian climate & sensibilities. Influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Southern Italian cuisine is known for it’s incredibly fresh & light ingredients. Come educate your senses and your palate with this exquisite delectable pairing dinner.

To reserve your spot for this exclusive dining experience call Apartment3 at 955.9300 today or emailhello@apartmentthree.com. The cost is $45 per person plus tax and 20% auto-gratuity. This exclusive dinner is limited to just 30 seats so put in your reservation soon. 48 hour cancellation notice is required, and a 50% no show fee will apply.  Credit card information is required with each reservation.  This event will sell out so plan accordingly.

Details on Munch:

What:       Apartment3 Southern Italian Munch

When:      Thursday, July 28th , 2011

Where:     3rd Floor, Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.

Time:       6:30 PM

Ages:       21 and over

Parking:  Self Parking is $1 in any yellow marked guest stalls available in Century Center, $4 valet.  Parking is limited, so come early!

Food Menu:

1st Course –

Warm Octopus & sweet onion salad with fresh basil & citrus vinaigrette.

2nd Course –

Local hand cut pasta with fresh crushed local tomato, garlic, shallots, sliced green beans, red peppers, fresh basil & parsley, grated manchago cheese.

3rd Course –

Pan seared 1/2 chicken over roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, sour dough bread, deglazed white wine vinaigrette, tossed with frise.

4th Course –

Panna Cotta & lemon preserve with toasted almonds.

Next month’s Munch will be the soon to be legendary TV Dinner Munch, Thursday, August 25th.

Open every Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Happy hour available nightly until 8:00 p.m. except Tuesday’s when it runs all night 6:00 p.m. til 2:00 a.m.  For reservations and corporate events, please contact Apartment3 directly at 808.955.9300  or hello@apartmentthree.com.

SEE YOU THERE!

Best Plate Lunches in the 808 UPDATED


Fairwoods (on Keeaumoku)
Honey Chicken with Fried Rice

Dong Yang Korean BBQ in Wahiawa
The best meat jun on the island!  The bim bim kook so and mandoo are runners up only to their giant plates of meat jun!

Miss Sato’s fried noodles (with teri beef stick side) in Waipahu

Tasty Chicken, Teri Beef Combo @ Aiea Bowl

$3.99 Chicken Katsu Special @ Marks Inn @ Stadium Mall

Zippy’s Zip Pac

Garlic Chicken Bento @ Mitsuken in Kalihi w tamago omelet and hot dog

the best Kim Chee Fried Rice in Hawaii @ Taiyo Noodles outside Alamoana

Rainbows Drive Inn Combo plate with chili on top on Kapahulu

Hawaiian Food @ Yama’s Fish Market

Boot & Kimo’s Mac Pancakes in Kailua

 

Beef Brocoli on Cake Noodle @ Great Wall in Wahiawa

Fresh fish picks @ Kalapawai Cafe in Kailua

Curry Chicken Crepe w/ salad, lemon dressing, and brown rice @ Mocha Java, @ Ward

Furikaki crusted ahi and daily fish specials @ Kakaako Kitchen, @ Ward

People’s Cafe by Pali Longs.  Lava Rock Special only $5.99.  Lau Lau with stew gravy on top

 

 

(Sorry no pics)

Ode to Local Kine Junk Food


I”m surrounded by junk food!  It’s so hard not to buy it all!

Ginger Senbei

Ling Hi Miu Seed, Pickled Mango, Crystalized Ginger.

Strawberry Azkuki Daifuku Mochi

My favorite Senbei! The perct amount of salty and sweet in every bite.

Bubble Drinks.  I use to go to the Ranch Market in Salt Lake.

Sugared Portuguese Doughtnuts, Malasadas, sometimes filled with haupia (coconut pudding)

Azuki bean, mochi shave ice.  The best is at Rainbow Garden @ Aiea Shopping Center!They also have fresh toppings like my favorite chocolate tapioca, homemade pudding, and fresh taro!  They have  a variety of snacks such as lemon peel, ling hi mui, and fresh manapuas as well.

Lemon Crunch Cake from Aiea Bowl!  The best cake ever!

Manapua’s.  I like the char sui (bbq pork) and chicken curry filled.

As you can see Pocky comes in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and almond.  They even come in “giant” sized.  I remember I even tried sesame, green tea, and apricot flavor.  I am sure they have a huge variety of flavors in Japan.  These are little kids favorites as they’re soft to chew on.

Shuseki: Izakaya


Price Range: $$

Alcohol/Sake: Yes

Atmosphere: Casual

5115 W Spring Mountain Rd
#117
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Neighborhood: Chinatown

(702) 222-2321

If you’re looking for traditional late night  Izakaya (Japanese bar food) and sake or Japanese beer,  Shuseki is the spot.  It’s delicious, and portions are large, and affordable.  My daughter’s favorite things to order are the tamago omelet (sweet egg), karaage chicken (fried chicken), and a large musubi with ume.  I like to order the japanese oshinko (pickles).  They are really traditional style, and the grilled rice ball which has a katsuo flavor and is really large like the musubi.  The sushi is pretty good, but I like larger appetizers like tofu agedashi.  They also have yakitori, (meat and veggies on a stick).  My fav is the bacon wrapped asparagus. I haven’t tried their gyoza’s but they look fresh, not like those frozen cheap kind they serve everywhere.  Their menu is big with pictures and they have variety from traditional sushi and elaborate specialty rolls and sashimi, to yakitori, to appetizers, and bentos, and bbq or noodles, or katsu curry rice plates and other unique dishes.   And for desert, try some mango mochi ice cream, or honey toast (with ice cream.)

There’s lots of parking, and with the casual atmosphere, it’s good for kids and big groups.  They serve beer and wine and sake for 21+.  In this economy, it’s cheap and large portions match their flavor.  It’s value exceeds it’s cost. Shuseki is hands down one of my favorite spots in Las Vegas, and they are open late.  Try Shuseki with a group of friends, or for a first date spot.o

Gyoza (I haven’t tried them but they look good)

Tsukemono/Oshinko (traditional pickles: cucumber, eggplant and cabbage) $2.99

Grilled onigiri (rice ball) available in different flavors. $1.50

Yakitori starts at $1.50 a stick

Asparagus bacon is my favorite. $1.50

The sushi selection is big and delicious

I haven’t tried the Katsu Curry yet, but how can you go wrong with that?

Try the Honey Toast for dessert.

xoxo

Kristie Manning