Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hawaii Part 2: Kona and Honolulu

My Hawaii vacation has sadly come to an end, but I do have more pictures to post.  There were 2 places that were really good, but I wasn't able to take pictures: Romy's and Roy's.  Romy's shrimps were so fresh and the fried garlic with the rice was yummy!  Every dish we had at Roy's was perfect, everyone in our table only had complements.

Other meals:
Famous Kona Coffee
More food at Kona Resort:

Honolulu: Nobu and Allan Wong
Honolulu: Addicted to Jamba Juice!!
 
Oahu: Famous Shaved Ice

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kona Village Resort, Hawaii

It's been three days now on the Big Island in Hawaii and I'm always full!  We're staying in the Kona Village Resort.  It's a nice place that serves good food.

Here are some highlights:

Monday, May 3, 2010

cookies made with love

I have been wanting to eat my chocolate oatmeal cookies, but always seemed to have trouble finding the time to make them.  On this rare three-day long weekend, I made them!  I used agave instead of sugar.  I have been curious for awhile what it would turn out like.  I also used organic whole wheat flour, free-range eggs, organic rolled oats, and Valrhona chocolate.  I'm quite content with the result.  It's not as sinful as my usual cookies and  it's a little softer because of the higher moisture with using the agave, but it's still a good cookie.  I was pleasantly surprised that people liked it just as much as the ones I used to make and it also disappeared from the tray just as fast.

My cookies just before going into the oven.

Waiting....waiting...waiting...
Ah!!! Done!

Tomorrow.....churning my lavender ice cream....also made using agave and free-range eggs.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Halo Halo on a Hot Day

It's been so hot lately and today is a perfect day to have some Halo-Halo (translated to English is mix-mix).  We had lunch at Milky Way today with some foreign guests.  This place is nice to take people to because I think they have the best Filipino food.  The food is cooked well and is always consistent.  Each time, I make sure to save room for dessert.  There are only two places I eat halo-halo from and Milky Way is one of them.

Halo Halo before mixing.  It's got some jellies, banana, ube (purple taro), coconut, beans, ice, evaporated milk, roasted rice, and ube ice cream....nice to the eyes and nice to eat. :) YUM!

Halo Halo after mixing, right before consuming. :)

With the weather being so hot, halo halo is extra satisfying! I think I'll have another tomorrow.