Friday, June 29, 2012


Pictures from Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant in Waikiki. Ha, it's cleverly called Morimoto Waikiki. The actual food wasn't as good as I expected (Izakaya Gaku is so much better!), but the decor was lovely.

Morimoto's Loco Moco

Morimoto's Chirashi

Maguro, Kani, Ikura, Ebi, Tamago

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Apple Muffins

Want something quick, healthy, sweet, and delicious? All for breakfast? Look no further than these apple muffins. They were super quick to whip up, and they were delicious! Plus, they're supposedly healthy. Or, at least if you follow the recipe. I didn't have whole wheat flour, so I just used normal all purpose flour. I know, I guess mine aren't healthy. But they sure are delicious! 

Recipe from here

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin is located in Waikiki and is just one of the many stops you should take if you are thinking of visiting Hawaii. Can you guess what they serve? Well, their name states what they specialize in, katsu!!! Shrimp katsu, pork katsu, oh yummy! My mouth is watering just thinking about their food.
Their katsu is different from most places in that their katsu doesn't taste oily. You know when something is well fried when the fried item doesn't taste fried. I know, weird logic, right? Anyways, their katsu doesn't taste fried, and the batter is super crunchy. I heard it's because they deep fry it twice :O yum, right?!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cookie Dough Macaron

Remember yesterday's cupcakes? Well, I'm always left with leftover frosting whenever I make cupcakes. Rather than eating it all by myself (my stomach would not appreciate that!), I decided to use up some of the leftover macaron shells from my freezer. Everyone said they were very good, but green tea macarons and chocolate chip cookie dough filling? Haha, maybe they were just being nice.

I used my normal recipe for the macaron shells and the filling is from this book, which is delicious btw.
From top: Green tea, Espresso, Gingerbread

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cookie Dough Lover's Unite!!! :D

I can't wait to share with you guys a recipe from the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook! When you were a kid, did your hand just gravitate to that unbaked bowl of cookie dough? Well, I'm sorry to say, but I had an aversion to unbaked cookie dough, unless it was in cookie dough ice cream. Hm, I really should try that recipe! Lindsay has a recipe for some amazing sounding cookie dough ice cream (chunks of cookie dough on browned butter ice cream anyone?!?!). Anyways, I know these cupcakes don't exactly look like the ones in the book....but I tried! And I messed up along the way....Yup, while I was making the cookie dough batter I accidentally put the chocolate chips in before I portioned out the frosting part! Grrr, so when I tried to frost the cupcakes, the chocolate bits got stuck in the tip, and I couldn't frost the cupcakes nice and pretty :(
So, I put on my problem solving cap and thought of a new idea. I remembered clearing my pantry out and finding some sprinkles, and then it hit me. Cover the tops with sprinkles! So it looked a lot better in my head, but I guess it worked out ok. The cupcake itself was moist, but not as chocolatey as I would have liked. But when paired with chocolate chip cookie dough filling and frosting, the cupcake was delicious! If you love cookie dough, I would definitely recommend buying Lindsay's book. It's cute, fun, and the recipes and pictures are oh-so-mouth-watering!
Now, here are a ton of pictures!!!!



Banana Cinnamon Muffins

Pretty flowers..

OMG its a green walkway! Haha, just jokes, its an algae covered stream

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear...."