A Nibble of Agu

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On transition days like this, when the weather is starting to ease out of fall into winter that’s when I start to reminisce about warmer times. Like the night out in Oahu when hunger unexpectedly hit and caused a quick stop at Agu, a ramen bistro.

The resturant has an intimate feel. With bar placed in the center of the space and tables to the sides. The menu is simple and straight forward, presenting everything at a glance. The waitstaff helpful, answering the dumbest questions with patience.

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That evening we kept it light and ordered the Yuzu Jidori Ramen. Which had a chicken broth base and came with menma (fermented bamboo shoots), aji tamago (soft boiled egg), nori (seaweed) with negi (leeks). We opted out of the pork char siu topping. We shared an order of Chicken Nanban which came with tarter sauce and shredded cabbage, along with a plate of kimchi.

 

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Overall for a late night pick me up it definitely hit the spot.

Soretti’s

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I felt like Ethiopian so I decided to stop by Soretti’s with a friend. The restaurant has an intimate feel with a bar dominating the bulk of the space and tables spread out for customers who came in groups. There is a TV playing Ethiopian music videos and an assortment of African artwork scattered about.The menu is pretty clear cut, so that even the most unadventurous eater will find something.

Just to be clear the bulk of African foods are meant to be eaten by hand, and also shared to enhance the experience. Ethiopian food does this extremely well because even the “plate” your food is served on (injera) is meant to be consumed after its soaked in the flavors of the dishes its serving.

We ended up ordering Spicy Lamb Tibs (lamb cubes sauteed with oinon, jalepeno, and traditional herbs) and Dora Alicha (chicken pieces simmered in an onion, garlic, and tumeric sauce), as our meats. With Misir Wot (red lentils), Timtim Selata (tomato salad), and Misir Selata (chickpea salad). Consuming it by hand with the aid of additional injera made sure that it hit the spot!

Can I say Yum? Next time you are in the mood for food give Ethiopian food a try!

Pupuseria Las Delicias

The weather has warmed up and memorial day has arrived. What better way to welcome the summer days than with BBQ. And I did just that this weekend.

Pupu20150510_132153seria Las Delicias is a roadside barbecue stand on route 1. Seeing smoke, trucks, and people milling around w20150509_184820 (1)hile driving by I just had to go and see what was being offered.

The set-up is incredibly simple. You simple go up to the grill and order a steak or tacos from the menu and wait. I ordered steak and chicken tacos and was pretty pleased with my choice.

So my challenge to you this summer is to be adventurous and find interesting eats. It may just be worth your while.