Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Stuff We Ate

Well! We came home Sunday afternoon to a beautiful day in Calgary. Yesterday was pretty fine too, until it started to snow last night. This morning it's miserable and there's tons of snow.

So it's a perfect time to reminisce about some food we had on our holiday!

We stayed in Kihei on Maui. The town of Wailea is just down the street, and Scott and I had lunch one day at Cheeseburger Island Style.

Scott had an absolutely amazing Black N Blue Burger, which was topped with bacon and blue cheese. It was really good; I am not a fan of blue cheese but I could have eaten the whole burger myself. Now that I think about it, I also like blue cheese in salad, so maybe I am just in denial.

I had an Island Style Cheeseburger with pineapple and teriyaki sauce. It was fine, not nearly as good as Scotts.

Side dishes are extra and we split an order of fries. They weren't very good.

Just down the street from where we were staying was a Moose McGillycuddy's and Fred's. Fred's had breakfast in the mornings for $1.99 from 7-7:30.

We also went to Moose's a few times for their half price happy hour.

We took Scott, who had never been to Hawaii before, to a Luau!

There's my Dad's plate above. He's got 3 kinds of salad; green, I think coleslaw, and a really really good pickled cucumber salad. At the back of the dish is Mahi Mahi sauteed in Macadamia Nut butter, teriyaki beef, Lomi Lomi Salmon, potato salad, and everyone's favorite Kalua Pig.

Here's my plate below, I had noodle salad, the excellent cucumber salad, green salad, teriyaki beef, Kalua Pig, and rice. We also had sweet Maui onion slices and salt. It doesn't sound very good, but it was.

Hey, what's that up above our plates, in the small dish?

It's POI!

Scott tried it for the first time and like most non-Hawaiians, didn't like it. A few days later someone told us that you are supposed to use it like a condiment, not eat it like a side dish. We did not test out this theory.

I had a Chi Chi before the luau. I like them better than Pina Coladas it turns out.

We went to Lahaina one day for our Whale watching tour. We had lunch at Bubba Gumps - they have a deck overlooking the water. We watched the tour boats and cruise ships come and go, and the crabs and fish in the water. For lunch we had:

That's my Run Chicken Run salad. Again with the blue cheese!

There's my Mom and her Cobb salad.

Scott had the Fishwich which was good.

And my Dad had the garlic peel and eat shrimp - boy were they good too.

Another place we found by our condo was a little place called Da Kitchen. We had peeked in the window one day to read the menu, and Scott and I got take out one day for lunch. We weren't too hungry, so we shared a plate lunch - the Big Braddah plate with Kalua Pig and Katsu Chicken served with macaroni salad and rice. I think it was $8.50. We took it back to the room and opened it up:

It was A LOT of food. To put it into perspective we took some food out of the tray.

This fed us for both lunch and dinner that day.

A few days later we went back with my parents for more takeout. We knew the portions we going to be big, but we ordered 4 meals anyway. I think the sun must have got to us.

I had a teriyaki sandwich.

Mom had the Fish Tempura. It was HUGE.

But even HUGER was Scott's Loco Moco. That's a burger patty topped with 2 fried eggs, fried onions, mushrooms and gravy. Also served with rice and salad. You can also get that for breakfast, if you can imagine!

Here's my Dad's hand posing with his dinner, another huge meal. His Hawaiian Plate had Kalua Pork, Pork Lau Lau, Chicken Long Rice, and Lomi Lomi Salmon. ALSO with rice and salad.

We did our best to eat them all. We weren't successful, but close. Gee, I think I've figured out why all my pants are tight now.

And finally, no trip to Hawaii would be complete without Spam! On our second to last night we bbq'd hamburgers, pineapple and spam.

One more meal to tell you about that has no pictures. We took my Mom and Dad to
Ruth's Chris for dinner on their 40th Anniversary. The 2 best dishes were the calamari appetizer; thick cut calamari rings lightly battered and deep fried, then tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce, and the creamed spinach. I plan on attempting to make both at home soon.

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh gosh Sara it's such a shame you couldn't find some good food there...holy cats what a time you guys had. Day after day eating like that in Paradise! Truly a rough life you were living!!!
So glad it was a good trip.

kitchen hand said...

Wow. That's like Around the World in Eighty Plates.

Kristen said...

What a fantastic array of food! It looks like you had a really great time and enjoyed some delicious meals.

Sara said...

Tanna - yes, but now my pants hurt me when I try to do them up!

KH - they have REALLY great food there. I have to start a list of things to try and make.

Kristen - thank you!

Brilynn said...

Coming home is always so hard!

Great article on the FoodTV blog!

tigerfish said...

Oh goodness, that's so much food! I will need some time to digest, before I comment :p
But that cheese burgers (with that lil' umbrella) look pretty and good!
And that breakfast deal @$1.99 is great! But only half an hour to eat?
Thanks for droppin by my site.

Been wanting to take part in the cookbook challenge but the problem is...I don't own cookbooks with a particular theme :O

GrizzBabe said...

Now that is the best looking black and bleu burger I have EVER seen! AWESOME!

Randi said...

The portions in most American cities are so huge. I never realized that until I moved to Canada. Looks like you had a great trip. I've never been to hawaii and I really want to go.