|Surfboard sign outside the restaurant|
|glass noodles with pork|
|close-up of glass noodle dish|
|penang curry with tofu|
|spring rolls---only okay|
The only somewhat disappointing dish was the spring rolls. I swear its the same mediocre spring rolls served at Charley's Thai Restaurant in Waimea, and I swear it comes frozen in a bag from Costco. The spicy peanut sauce that came with it was very tasty...full of peanuts. Its a shame it wasn't paired with good spring rolls (Hilo Rice Noodle or Royal Siam). The Help ordered Thai iced tea, which he liked but I found "bleccchhh". I can't get past the burnt bamboo taste which can't even be covered up with tons of sugar and condensed milk. If I wanted to eat burnt bamboo, I could do it for free with the bamboo in my yard!
|peanut sauce for spring rolls|
|tables are large enough to accommodate dishes without crowding|
Work-wise, the week went well. . . nothing remarkable. I considered calling in sick on Wednesday. I was very congested and sinus-y, probably an allergic reaction to one of the placeholders who was at a meeting with me on Tuesday. I'm convinced that some people just talk to hear the sound of their own voice. And the more they talk, the more they let on to how little they know. No wonder the Hawaii educational system is so messed up.
Speaking of messed up, most of my lunches for the week were, predictably, egg-salad sandwiches. I like egg salad, but I think there should be a two-day limit on eating them. I'm so over egg-salad sandwiches for a while. I broke down on Thursday and went to J & J for a lechon (fried pork belly) plate. Forgive me, but it was either that, pigs feet adobo, or go nuts, so I sacrificed my arteries for the greater good.
I paid a weekend visit to my new favorite pampering place, Nicole's Salon & Spa in Keaau. I needed grooming (Jennifer) and a pedi-paw clip (Tiffany). I figured Keaau was beyond the Merrie Monarch inundation zone. Ross welcomed me back with open arms, and I showed my appreciation by buying two Free People blouses. I was tempted to buy a few more things, but I figured I could go back anytime (until Lent next year).
I also paid another visit to Hilo Bay Cafe and tried to do a mobile post from there, but due to technical difficulties, I wasn't able to post the title/picture/text combination from my phone. I'm still trying to figure out whats wrong. I am able to post text from my phone, but once I add the picture, it won't go through. This is even more puzzling because I managed to post a title/picture/text last weekend. I tried doing a post from my iPad, and it worked okay, but I refuse to carry my iPad around with me and use it as a camera just to post. Like I said, the frustrating part is that it was working just fine last weekend.
I'm ending this week's post with a joke from my pal Kevo, his contribution to the Merrie Monarch Festival. "How does a kumu hula say hello?" The answer: "halau". Ya get it? Hello????? Halau????? Awwwwww. . .
|some people need to learn how to park|