I Want to Eat @ Morimoto.

World renowned, Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurants located in Philadelphia, Napa, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Boca Raton, are now hitting Waikiki.  He has also been the head chef, of one of my favorite restaurants here in Waikiki and world wide, Nobu.    Can’t wait to eat there.  They are open for dinner, lunch and breakfast as well as having a seperate lounge menu.  Perhaps I will swing by for a light lunch one day soon.  Friends have told me that the restaurant is very bright, and that takes from the atmosphere, and that they prefer Nobu.  I love the bright lime green decor, beautiful lacquered wooden tables, vibrant violet  orchid pictures, and panoramic glass, with views of who know’s what?  Perhaps this would be a more enjoyable lunch spot, than a dark romantic dinner.

Some of the menu items

lamb carpaccio 17.
ginger-scallion sauce

yellowtail ‘pastrami’ 18.
togarashi, gin crème fraîche, candied olive 

crispy rock shrimp tempura 16.
spicy kochujan sauce, wasabi aïoli, coconut ranch 

 seafood ‘toban yaki’ 43.
kona lobster, king crab, mussel, clam,
diver scallop, spicy red miso-sake broths

Morimoto  12
Morimoto ginjo sake, square one organic cucumber vodka, and japanese cucumber slices.

 White Lily  12
Shochu, Calpico, Yuzu Juice, and Fresh Lemon


1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

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Menu for “Munch” at Apartment 3, Thursday, 01/27/11

Sorry guys I must’ve posted the wrong menu.  Even the best make mistakes sometimes! 😉

1st – Korea, soju
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini


2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture


Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.


3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

Can’t wait to try it all!



Munch @ Apartm3nt on Thursday

Hey guys, I’m going to Munch on Thursday.  The menu sounds delish!  Who wants to join me?

What is Munch?

A monthly dining experience featuring paired cocktails with each course. Taking place the last Thursday of every month.

Menu for August 26

Course 1

Meyer lemon and rum cured Opah served with a citrus aioli and caraway crips.
Paired with White Pepper Superior Daiquiri

Course 2

Allspice and olive braised lamb served with sweet corn polenta and Ma`o farms tatsoi
Paired with Zaya Swizzle

Course 3

Sticky rice pudding with mango and pistachio nuts
Paired with appleton vx buttered rum

$45 + tax and tip




the Curious Palate.

I had an amazing breakfast today on Venice Beach Blvd at the Curious Palate.  The entire menu was impressive and I wanted to try everything.  My daughter had a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.  My sister had a florentine sandwich.  And I had to choose between a cheese steak sandwich or a creamy wasabi shrimp wrap.  I picked the wrap which had daikon (radish) and japanese pickles.  It was soooo delicious!  And it hit the spot. Oh yeah, and don’t forget they serve their sandwiches with a delicious dill pickle, and a small side of sweet cous cous with raisins. I can’t wait to eat there again tomorrow for breakfast hopefully.  Check out the menu, where you can also order, online.  The fresh items like the walnut brownie’s that were sitting on the counter were begging me to eat them.  But I was good and stood my ground.   They have a variety of quiche’s, omelets, sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries, tea, hot cocoa, and coffee, and pure dark chocolate items.

Some of the items on the menu that were appealing to me.

Juicy Jidori $9.95
tender, organic Jidori chicken breast, topped with Grand Cru Gruyère cheese from Roth Käse, roasted red peppers, cilantro, scallions and a chipotle mayo in a flour tortilla.

Meatloaf Burger $9.95
our signature meatloaf, w/lettuce & a caper mayo on a brioche roll

Cheese Steak Sandwhich $11.95
flat iron steak with a touch of hot sauce, Gruyère & cheddar cheese, grilled onions and roasted red peppers in a ciabatta roll

Wasabi Shrimp Wrap $12.95
wild white shrimp, lettuce, wasabi mayo, grated daikon, scallions, & Japanese pickles in a flour tortilla

Smoked Salmon Salad $12.95
locally cold-smoked salmon from Michel Cordon Bleu, w/cucumbers, avocado, baby greens & sorrel, w/a Dijon dill dressing

Marc’s Famous Mac & Cheese $5.94 (small) $9.95 (large)
Roth Käse Gruyère Surchoix, goat cheese from Sierra Nevada, Blue Paradise & Québec 4-year vintage sharp cheddar, topped w/homemade bread crumbs

Caprese Omelet $9.95
Fresh motzerella, farm fresh tomatoes and basil.


Shrimp Wasabi Wrap

Grilled Cheese Royale (with bacon)

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Sundays 7:30 am to 3 pm