Josh and I spent most of March, April, and May staying inside and distancing ourselves in this crazy world. We finally started getting out a bit more at the end of May and beginning of June with socially distanced hiking and beach days. It’s been kind of nice to explore the island without the crowds! #luckywelivehawaii
Our last weekend before we decided to stay in, Josh and I had breakfast at Waioli Kitchen & Bake Shop in Manoa Valley. It was a beautiful day and a great last meal out (even though we didn’t know it would be our last meal out)!
For Josh and Andy’s birthday this year, Anna had the great idea of getting them a ride together in a glider. We were able to completely surprise them a couple weekends ago with a glider ride on the North Shore with Honolulu Soaring.
My favorite picture from the day!
So excited after their flight!
After gliding, we spent some time on the beach enjoying the view and the waves.
After our time on the North Shore, we were able to surprise them once more with a cake and friends at Paradise Ciders. Successful day!
Josh and I kicked off 2020 with our lovely friends visiting. Unfortunately, our weather wasn’t exactly cooperating for their trip. However, we were able to squeeze in a beach walk, lots of good food, Pearl Harbor, and a couple hikes. Ready for them to come back!
Started the New Year off with a walk on Kailua beach.
A few months ago we tried O’Kims, a new Korean restaurant in Chinatown, with some of our friends. It was a great experience and we really enjoyed everything we ordered. It was a beautiful night and we sat out back in their patio/courtyard area.
Truffle Mandoo: Dumpling stuffed with mushrooms (king oyster, button, earwood and enoki), yellow squash, zucchini and black and white truffle paste, shoyu jelly, pickled daikon.
Korean Chicken & Gnocchi: Deep fried chicken with gochujang sauce, house made gnocchi nuts, purple rice, green salad & kimchi.
Confited Pork Belly Brulee: Confited pork belly with miso sauce, apple ginger jam, seasame leaves, purple rice, green salad & kimchi.
Ton Katsu King: Pork cutlet with home made demi-glace sauce, fresh corn chowder, green salad, purple rice, and kimchi.
We treated ourselves to Senia when we had family visiting a couple months ago. We decided to split a bunch of appetizers so we could try as many things as possible. Everything we had was fantastic. Pictures of all our deliciousness below!
A delicious Ahi special that I can’t quite remember everything about. It melted in your mouth!
Citrus-Cured Hamachi: Avocado, Jalapeño, Wakame
Kalua Pork & Cabbage Croquettes with Chili Pepper Water
Burrata: Guajillo Pepper “Mole”, Pumpkin
Charred Cabbage: Shio Kombu, Green Goddess, Buttermilk
Roasted Bone Marrow: Beef Cheek Marmalade, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Piccalilli
We finally tried out Bar Leather Apron in February for drinks. It completely exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to go back! We sat at the bar and watched each unique drink being made which really made it fun!
Yuzu Mojito: El Dorado 3 year Rum, Yuzu, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lime Juice, Grapefruit Soda
Red Shiso Smash: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt, Fresh Lemon Juice, Micro Red Shiso, Yuzu, Soda
Oaxaca Soul being made.
Oaxaca Soul: Mescal El Silencio Espadin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Ginger, Honey, Wood Smoke