Food

I don’t know why I took so long to make this a subject, but for those that don’t know, I have a love for food just as the next foodie.  This section is dedicated to all the food adventures and awesome eats I encounter that I think is worth bragging about!  Be sure to get ready for drooling mouths and grumbling stomachs because I’m pretty sure this section will get you HUNGRY!

 

KFC Chicken Tenders & NEW Secret Recipe Fries

What’s up guys! I’m back with another food video!  Happy (Early) Memorial Day to everyone out there too, celebrating their loved ones, friends, and family.  I was trying to get this ready to post earlier, but this weekend was just having fun and I didn’t get hungry until way later in the day (if you know what I mean) . Lol sorry guys, but today I was craving chicken tenders from KFC and I also wanted to try out their new fries I saw on the recent menu!  This was a CRUNCHY & delicious dinner but my eyes were hungrier than my stomach was.  I have left overs which I’ll eat soon lol but enjoy this video!  And again, have a great Memorial Day tomorrow!

SNS Treatz Gusher’s & Sour Patch Kids

What’s up guys!

Sorry I know it’s been a while since my last video.  It was mother’s day last week and I spent time with my mom and family, which is why I didn’t upload the past week.  But I’m back with some TREATZ for ya’ll!!  Let me introduce SNS Treatz, a.k.a. SUGAR & SPICE, the new kid on the block in the candy world with their sweet and spicy assorted candy!  They have gusher’s, sour patch kids, fruit roll ups, sour watermelon’s, strawberries, and sour skittles as of right now.  Be sure to follow them on Instagram so you can put in your order and taste this goodness!!!!

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets

What’s up guys!

Back with another food video during this quarantine!  I had mad cravings for McDonald’s chicken nuggets when I woke up this morning, so once lunch came around, I got super hungry and went to get me a meal.  This was so crunchy and it definitely hit the spot.

Let me know what else I should eat or try.

Crunchy Veggies

What’s up foodies! lol

I’m back again with another food video.  Enjoy these CRUNCHY sounds as I munch on freshly cut cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers with Kewpie deep roasted sesame dressing.  If you never tried this dressing before, you missing out!  Go look for this next time you go to the store. You won’t regret it!

Spicy Ahi & Cucumber Maki

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Back again with another food video!  This time, sushi!  Spicy ahi which is basically ahi seasoned with spicy mayo sauce and cucumber maki, which are those little bite sized hand rolls cut up into pieces.  Cucumber & spicy ahi go so well together that it’s almost a match made in heaven lol.  This was a delicious lunch I had today and hope you guys can try this out for yourself one day.

Let me know what else I should eat!

Domino’s Pizza

What’s up guys!

Back again with a food video for this 2020 Easter Sunday!  I was drank the night before and I had symptoms of me “hanging” lol and I craved Domino’s thin crust pizza.  Having the food you crave is the best especially when you’re hungry!

Let me know what else I should eat!

Bdubs Lemon Pepper & Honey BBQ Wings

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I’m back again with another food video and this time…….Buffalo Wild Wings! One of my favorite wing spots are closed every Sunday now due to the pandemic, but that’s another story for another day. The next closest best thing to me was bdubs and they have a special on their site right now for curbside pick up/pay at the store. $12.99 for 10 pc. wing deals that come with fries, dip and veggies, and up to 2 flavors for your 10 pc.

Let me know what else I should try/eat!

Homemade Spam Gimbap

What’s good everybody!

Back again with another food video. I was trying to think so hard what I wanted to eat and….BOOM….like always, I get random cravings for certain food lol. For some reason I was reminded of gimbap in Korea that I bought at a food market. I was craving that and I made it!

Below are the ingredients and directions.  If you try this out let me know how it turned out!

Ingredients:

– 1 can SPAM LOW SODIUM – Seasoned Laver (Korean seaweed) Large Sheets
– 2 Cups of fresh cooked rice or heated left over rice
– Salt & Pepper
– Sesame oil

Directions:

1. Cook 2 cups of rice or heat up left over rice

2. Cut spam into 7 – 8 equal sizes. Then cut spam slices into 3 strips each.

3. When you buy the seaweed, it’ll come as big sheets. Fold in half then cut in half. Fold that half in half then cut again. Now you got yourself 4 square sheets. Cut until you got 21 – 24 square sheets.

4. When rice is warm enough to work with, season with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1.5 tsp sesame oil. Mix until combined well. You can always make more rice if you run out so don’t worry about that.

5. Now you’re all ready to start making your gimbap. Grab a square sheet of seaweed, lay down down rice 3/4 of the way covering the seaweed. Spread some water on the 1/4 end that doesn’t have rice. This is to seal the gimbap when you roll it.

6. Lay down a strip of spam on the rice and roll tightly until you seal the gimbap. Once sealed set aside (sealed side down).

7. Repeat until you run out of spam.

8. Enjoy!

Jollibee Fried Chicken

What’s up guys! I’m back again with another food video. After waking up this morning, I already knew what I wanted to eat for dinner. Obviously by the title, I was craving Jollibee’s Fried Chicken meal. This hit the spot, no joke. I loved how crunchy the outside was and how juicy it was on the inside.

Let me know what I should try/eat next!

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder

What’s up guys!

Back again on this Sunday evening with another food video! Today I was craving a quarter pounder from McDonald’s. Hope you guys enjoy this video and SORRY FOR THE BACKGROUND NOISE. I’m still trying to learn how to eliminate background noise from my videos so please bare with me 🙂

Let me know what I should try/eat next!

Elena’s Shanghai Lumpia

What’s up guys!

I’m back with another food video. I hope you guys are hungry for some filipino food because I got me some CRISPY shanghai lumpia from a very popular food joint known popularly in Hawaii as Elena’s. No forget now, you GOTTA have the vinegar when you eat filipino food (or certain filipino foods, I should say lol).

Jersey Mike’s Chipotle Cheese Steak

What’s up guys! It’s the first of the month and I’m back again with another food video on this Sunday. As you can tell from the title, I decided to eat a chipotle cheese steak, with some pepperoncini on the side. To me, Jersey Mike’s is the unhealthy (but DELICIOUS) alternative from Subway, if you’re in the mood for these types of sandwiches.

Let me know what I should try/eat next!

Sushi Bay

What’s up guys!

Back again on this Sunday evening with some sushi I had as a snack (you’ll find out later why I’m saying snack lol) earlier today. I was craving sushi when I woke up and went to one of my favorite, close, sushi joints, Sushi Bay. They’re located in Kapolei. I prefer this spot because one of my favorite items to eat is, spicy ahi/tuna, which is basically ahi with kewpie mayo, sriracha, and whatever secret ingredients everyone has. It’s so good you have to try spicy ahi for yourself to understand me lol.

Let me know what I should try/eat next!

Jollibee’s Chicken Sandwich Deluxe

What’s up guys! I’m back again and woke up craving Jollibee’s chicken sandwich so that’s what my stomach got today lol. If you haven’t tried their sandwich yet, I’d say this is my #1 chicken sandwich so far. I still have to try Popeye’s chicken sandwich but I have no idea when I’m getting around to that because I always end up at Jollibee lol. Oh and don’t forget the gravy! The gravy is a MUST when eating Jollibee!!

Let me know what I should try/eat next!

Zippy’s Spaghetti & Chicken Mixed Plate

Zippy’s spaghetti & chicken mixed plate comes out once in a while throughout the year and it’s usually for a great cause. If you hear about any of their limited specials and you want one of your own, you better jump on it before they cut it off again!

This is one of my favorite mixed plates from zippy’s. When ever they bring this back, I’m on it! Oh and don’t miss out on their delicious fruit punch, orange bang, or lilikoi drinks. That’s the perfect pairing right there along with their plate lunches!!!

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets & McDouble

Aloha everyone!

As you guys can tell from the title, I ate a McDouble, chicken nuggets, and fries. The nuggets and fries were real crispy and you’ll soon hear from the video, and the McDouble was delicious too of course.

Hope you guys enjoy this video and let me know if there’s anything/anywhere else you guys think I should try!

Taco Bell Crunchy Supreme Taco’s

What’s up guys! Back with another food video with some crunchy supreme taco’s from taco bell! At first, I was originally getting 3 dorito’s taco’s but then I changed my mind and wanted the regular ones too. But Taco Bell is one of those food joints, to me, that I HAVE TO BE craving in order for me to eat lol. But other than that, food was delicious! Taco Bell quality!!

I’m really trying to stay consistent with the food content and upload every Sunday and hopefully I can up the number of times I upload in the future.

Hope you guys enjoy this video and let me know if there’s anything/anywhere else you guys think I should try!

Charsiu Ramen

What’s up guys! I told you I’m trying to be consistent this year with more food content. I’ll try and upload every Sunday for now and see if I’m able to upload more than that in the future if time allows it. But for dinner this night, it was hella windy and it got cold. I wanted to eat something else but I’ll save that for another video. So since it was a cold and windy night, I instantly started craving ramen.

The place I got it from is called Ton Ton Ramen. To me, they’re the closest place in my neighborhood that sells “authentic” ramen. All the other good ramen joints are located in town and that’s so far for me to take out lol. I was extra hungry and got the charsiu ramen, which comes with 5 pieces of charsiu, fish cake, noodles, and hella delicious shoyu broth.

Hope you guys enjoy this video and let me know if there’s anything/anywhere else you guys think I should try!

Zippy’s Zip Pac

What’s up guys! I haven’t uploaded an ASMR/mukbang video in a while! It’s the new year and I told myself I would get back on these types of videos and push out more food content.

For this dinner, I ordered take out from our island famous, local restaurant, Zippy’s! For those who don’t know about this place, Zippy’s was started by 2 brother’s here on Oahu in 1966. That was a hella while ago! Lol. They’ve been serving Hawaii residents and people visiting the islands, local style dishes, such as a loco moco, or their famous chili, or their more popular bento, their zip pac! The zip pac comes with their delicious fried chicken, spam, battered deep fried fish, teri beef, and takuan, on a warm bed of white rice and furikake. When I order a zip pac, I like to substitute the teri beef with extra chicken or fish because the only time I like eating the teri beef is if I’m eating in because the beef is best served right when you get your food.

Let me know what other places/food I should eat at/try next!

Popeye’s Chicken

Aloha everybody!

I’m back again, and yes I know it’s been a while, but I’m back again with another food video!  I was craving fried chicken so bad and Popeye’s popped into mind and I’m so glad I went here instead of KFC lol.  Idk what it is about Popeye’s, wait I might be lying lol, but I guess to me, Popeye’s wins over KFC because of their delicious crispy fried chicken.  The batter they use, their recipe and the juicy chicken inside the crispiness gets to me.  Popeye’s is one of my “go-to” fried chicken spots, but I hardly eat there because of how oily their food can be (not very good on your health but SUPER DELICIOUS!).  I eat Popeye’s once in a while but every time I do, IT’S SO WORTH IT!  Watch me enjoy their crispy fried chicken and just fall in love with the crunchiness with this ASMR!

Domino’s Thin Crust Deluxe Pizza

Aloha guys!

I’m back again with another eating video! I literally had no idea what to eat for dinner so I thought hard and was seeing what I was craving, and PIZZA was the golden ticket! I LOVE Domino’s thin crust pizza’s, especially the supreme/deluxe toppings! So this was the natural choice to go with and I cannot stress enough how much I loved it in the video. If you guys haven’t tried Domino’s THIN CRUST pizza yet, what are you waiting for?! It’s the best thin crust pizza you’ll ever taste in your life (or from what I’ve tasted lol)! I have yet to taste the best pizza I ever had in my life. One day, I’ll come across that pizza, but for now this is number 1 in my books!

What should I cook/try for the next video? Let me know in the comments below!

Cucumbers & Carrots

What’s up guys!

I’m back with another ASMR video! It was around 9pm and I had just finished eating dinner a few hours prior, and wanted a little snack. I didn’t wanna eat another whole meal before bed, so I decided to eat something healthy. My 2 favorite crunchy veggies, cucumbers & carrots. I especially love cucumbers because, idk I always loved cucumbers lol. Especially with ranch! I sometimes eat cucumbers with vinegar (if you haven’t tried that you have to! I’ll make a video on that as well so I can share that one with all of you guys).

I have a whole bunch of other foods I wanna share with you guys, especially foods that are based in Hawaii! Look out for those and thank you everybody who watch, support, like, and comment on my videos. It really means a lot that I get to share my eating with you guys lol.

Lmk what I should eat next or if you have any suggestions, comment them down below!

See you guys in the next video!!next video!!

Sushiman Spicy Ahi & Cucumbers

Aloha everybody!

Back again with another food video. This time I decided to bring you guys in the kitchen with me to show you how I prepared a few things, then dove right into eating this delicious food which I think Hawaii does best in my opinion!

I’ve been to Japan and you know Japan is known for it’s fresh out of the ocean seafood! But the one thing I was craving for one day while in japan, spicy ahi, I couldn’t find anything just like home. The closest thing I found was minced otoro with chili oil. That was delicious, don’t get me wrong, but Hawaii’s spicy ahi is can only be found…well….in Hawaii lol.

The pairing that I did with my spicy ahi and some fresh cut up cucumbers goes so well! Chasing the creamy, savory flavors from the spicy with fresh cucumber dipped in soy sauce is heaven in a couple bites.

What should I eat next? Let me know!!

Papa John’s Wings & Pizza

Aloha everybody!

I’m back with another food video!!!!!!

I’m gonna be honest with y’all (even though I explained in my video already), I “attempted” to make a video the night before, but my idiot self forgot to hit record on my camera and I ended up eating my food with NO CONTENT! I was super pissed at myself and full at the same time so I couldn’t eat everything I just ate again so I cooled it down for the night and waited for the next day to see if I would be craving the same food I ate the night before.

Low and behold, I was in the mood for the same food! So I was able to record the video and finish this thing. Even though it was left overs, I heated it up in the oven which made the food taste like I just got it straight from Papa John’s, instead of microwaving it and the food get hard (you know how some food heats up weird in the microwave and gets hard lol).

These wing’s and pizza was super tasty like I just got it delivered, and I enjoyed making this video.

See y’all in the next food video and try Papa John’s wings cuz they cook up some decent sized wings! Not like some places where they cook up those baby sized small wings lol.

Let me know what I should eat next! Or should I eat more “Hawaii related” food since I’m from Hawaii? Hawaii exclusive food? I might just do that!

Zippy’s Beef Curry

What’s going on guys!

Back again with another food video! This night was a really cold night on the islands and I was craving something warm and hearty. Wasn’t really in the mood for soup at the time either. I checked up on Zippy’s website to see what their specials were for the day and there it was, BEEF CURRY!

For those of you that don’t know what Zippy’s is, it’s Hawaii’s very own “fast food” restaurant which has been serving delicious local plate lunches, burgers, saimin, etc. since October 17, 1966. Zippy’s stay open 24 hours and this spot is the best for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or after hitting up the club after hours. No matter what, their food will definitely make you feel good.

Oh and if you guys noticed, I haven’t put, “No Talk, Just Eat!”, in the title because I was actually talking this time in this video. Just putting it out there lol.

Smoked Sausage w/ Tomato Sauce | No Talk, Just Eat!

What’s up guys!

Back again with another foodie video! Here’s a recipe that originally calls for chicken but I switched it up using smoked sausage from the brand, Hillshire farms, consisting of smoked sausage and lil smokies. I basically switched the protein from chicken to sausages because I thought it would make for a delicious meal…and it definitely did!

Ya’ll should try out this recipe! I swear to you, you guys won’t regret it and it makes for a super good dinner, lunch, or breakfast if you wrapped this up in a tortilla and added some eggs. OMG I’m drooling already writing this lol.

I think I should start talking though in my videos. So I’ll definitely try doing that in the next food videos. What do you guys think? Keep it the way I’m doing it (not talking) or should I talk? Because I feel like I should be adding my voice to my videos to make it more entertaining. But then again I’m doing ASMR videos but whispering couldn’t hurt right?

LMK down in the comments some suggestions of what I should eat next! I’d love to hear some idea’s from you guys!

McDonald’s Chicken Nugget’s | No Talk, Just Eat!

What’s up guys!

Back again with a legit ASMR video now that I picked up a mic! lol. I finally put my blue yeti mic to use and I gotta say, ASMR eating is as enjoyable doing, as much as watching it from other youtuber’s.

I was craving a chicken nugget meal from mcdonald’s and I figured all that crunch from the nuggets would be perfect for a video! Watch me eat this all and get you craving some mcdonald’s after this.  This was even more delicious eating it in front of the camera for some reason!!!

What should I eat next? Let me know in the comments below!

Subway Turkey | No Talk, Just Eat!

What’s up everybody!

I was in the mood for something light and healthy for dinner and Subway was what my stomach was craving. I got myself a 6″ turkey breast sandwich, a broccoli cheddar soup with some crackers, and my girlfriend didn’t finish all her chips, so I finished that up for her.

Enjoy the video and let me know in the comments what your favorite sandwiches are to order from subway or if you have a “secret” sandwich recipe you’d like me to try!

Stay posted for the next food video! I can tell you that the next one is CRUNCHY on the outside and JUICY on the inside…

Stay hungry my friends!

Here’s my usual sandwich “toppings” I put in my sandwich majority of the time and the soup I got:

Sandwich

  • Turkey Breast
  • Wheat Bread
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Olives
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Black Pepper

Soup

  • Broccoli Cheddar

QUICK Taegu Hand Rolls (Korean Food) | No Talk, Just Eat!

After finding “the taegu lady” at the swap meet over the weekend, I knew what I was gonna make and eat for dinner that same night.  This was super easy to make and I was done in under 15 minutes and ready to enjoy these hand rolls.

Here’s what I used to make these bad boys:

  • 1 package of Korean seaweed from my local korean grocery store (if you can’t find korean seaweed, then japanese seaweed will still work but it won’t be seasoned like how korean seaweed is seasoned)
  • Taegu (a korean food which means cod fish in korean) which can be mild, hot, super spicy, or whatever type you like eating
  • Sushi rice is preferred (but since I didn’t have on hand, I just used plain white rice)
  • Shoyu (soy sauce; use your favorite soy sauce but a korean one is preferred.  In the video I used kikkoman, which is a japanese brand)

Instructions:

  1. Fold a sheet of seaweed in half and rip
  2. Using a half of the seaweed, place a good amount of rice on half of the seaweed sheet
  3. Place a good amount of taegu on the little bed of rice you just made
  4. Add about 1/8 tsp – 1/4 tsp of shoyu on it
  5. Using your hands, roll that bad boy up tight, but not too tight.
  6. WALA!  You have yourself a taegu hand roll!

Try this out for yourself and see how you like it and let me know down in the comments how it was!

No Talk, Just Eat! Domino’s Hot Chicken Wings

A new series I’m starting up on my YouTube channel where I don’t talk and just eat my food.  If you enjoy watching mukbangs, asmr eating, or anything like that, then this series is for you!  I had some left over hot wings from domino’s that I didn’t want to waste, so I made a little video of me enjoying them.

Garlic Chicken

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What’s good everybody!

Hope you guys had an awesome Christmas with friends and family! I know I sure did. I’ve been busy with the holidays and didn’t have too much time on my hands to put this video out, but here it finally is!

Whipped up some ONO garlic chicken for lunch on one of my days off. Super easy recipe and simple to follow. Try this one out for yourself and make sure you have a pot of fresh, hot, steaming rice with some mac salad (home made or store bought, any one would be delicious!). I made spicy bean sprouts as my side but make whatever you guys want.

Give this recipe a try!

Here are the ingredients I used:

Chicken
1 lbs. chicken thighs (cut into strips)
1 head of garlic (save 1 tbsp for chicken)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes (OPTIONAL if you want spicy)
1/2 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
2 tbsp sesame oil
1/3 cup chopped green onions
sesame seeds for garnish (OPTIONAL)

Spicy Bean Sprouts
10 oz. bean sprouts (or whatever size your local grocery store sells)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1/8 tsp togarashi spice
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 pinches of salt
1/2 tsp shoyu (soy sauce)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp hot chili oil

Instructions:

Spicy Bean Sprouts

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and rinse the bean sprouts
  2. When water starts boiling, add the bean sprouts to the water and boil for about 3-4 minutes
  3. Drain bean sprouts in a strainer and run under cold water to stop it from cooking
  4. Transfer the sprouts into some paper towel and squeeze out all the water that you can
  5. In a clean bowl, add bean sprouts, along with chili oil, sesame oil, red chili flakes (optional), garlic powder, pepper, togarashi spice, salt, and shoyu (soy sauce)
  6. Mix everything together, then cover with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to eat

Garlic Chicken

Sauce:

  1. Mince up 1 head of garlic and save about 1 tbsp for chicken
  2.  In a small sauce pot, add shoyu (soy sauce) and sugar, 2 tbsp of sesame oil, red chili flakes
  3. Mix a bit, turn flame on medium, and stir until sugar dissolves
  4. Then add left over garlic, green onions, and combine
  5. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil
  6. Cover with the lid and set the heat to low and simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes or whenever you feel the flavors combine good enough for your liking
  7. Transfer your delicious sauce over to a bowl and set aside to let it cool while you cook your chicken
  8. Save about 1/4 cup of the sauce for chicken

Chicken:

  1. Cut chicken into strips (about an inch thick)
  2. Put cut chicken into a bowl
  3. Add black pepper, garlic powder, garlic (the 1 tbsp you saved), and 1/4 cup of the sauce you saved
  4. Give it a good mix
  5. Let it marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes
  6. Add about 2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan on medium low heat and fry your chicken until cooked (cook in batches to avoid over crowding and uneven cooking)
  7. Drain chicken on a plate with paper towel
  8. Dip chicken into sauce and coat well
  9. Serve with rice (or whatever starch and sides you’d like)
  10. Eat and enjoy this delicious garlic chicken!

Braised Italian Chicken

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What’s going on everybody!

Back again with another food video. This time, I was craving something hearty, something with a thick sauce, and something that would make me feel good after eating it over rice lol. That something was braised italian chicken!

Super simple dish to make with minimal prep work. But once it’s finished cooking, oh boy, you’ll be patting yourself on the back because of how delicious this turned out.

It’s hearty, full of flavor, chicken is fork tender and you can cut it with your fork, and best of all, this probably would’ve cost more at a restaurant, when you have the comfort of making this in your own home.

I served this over rice, because in Hawaii, we eat everything with rice, and I’m asian lol. But seriously, rice in Hawaii accompanies basically any dish. But you can serve this dish over pasta too or whatever else you want as starch, but rice or pasta would be best. A side of garlic bread would’ve paired with this dish perfectly too but I didn’t have any at the time so no garlic bread this time.

Let me know what you guys think and if you guys try this recipe out, let me know how it turns out in the comments below!

Here are the ingredients I used:

1/2 lbs. of bone in/boneless chicken thighs (normally use 1 pound, but I only had half a pound left over for cooking)
14.5 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes (you will need to puree these in blender/food processor)
1 carton of white button/cremeni mushrooms cut into 4 (I forgot how many oz. it was but my grocery store sells them in pre-measured cartons)
1 large onion halved and sliced kind of thick
8 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbsp olive oil for frying chicken (keep adding oil if needed/pan looks dry)
salt (to season chicken)
pepper (to season chicken)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaping tsp sugar

Insructions:

  1. Add 1 tbsp of olive to a pot or pan
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper (use your best judgement or if not sure, season with 2 pinches on each side of chicken)
  3. Cook chicken on medium low heat until browned and cooked about 75% – 80% of the way through. (I seasoned the other side of the chicken in the pot)
  4. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 until all your chicken is cooked
  6. In the same pot (add more oil if needed at this point), saute the onions until translucent
  7. Add in the garlic and cook with onions until garlic is fragrant
  8. Add in tomato puree, garlic powder, oregano, basil, black pepper, salt, and parsley, and give it a good mix
  9. Then add the sugar and stir it in
  10. Place the chicken back into the sauce and cover the chicken with the sauce
  11. Finally add the mushrooms
  12. Let the chicken catch a boil, then cover with a lid and turn flame to low
  13. Simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is fork tender (stick a fork in the thickest chicken, lift it up, and if the chicken releases from the fork without force, it is fork tender)
  14. Remove lid, turn flame up to medium, and reduce sauce a bit.  Occasionally stir the chicken so it doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pot.  I gave it about 10 minutes
  15. Serve over rice, pasta, or whatever you want to eat this over!  I should’ve made garlic bread on the side because that would’ve went perfect with this dish
  16. ENJOY your Braised Italian Chicken that you just made!

Sura Hawaii II

What’s good everybody! Here again with a foodie video from one of Hawaii’s popular kbbq spots, Sura! This restaurant originally opened in Honolulu under the name, “678” (for the og’s that remember that name). A decision was made though, in 2016 to split off from that franchise and changed their name to, “Sura”. Despite the name change, they’re still the same, awesome restaurant back when they were called, “678”.

The girlfriend and I went here for lunch one afternoon because not only were we craving korean bbq, but also some delicious brisket! There’s 2 places we love to go for brisket and that would be either Sura (of course) or Gen BBQ. But because we live on the west side of Oahu, Sura II in Kapolei was the nearest one to get our fix.

One of their top things to order are their brisket, cow tongue (we don’t personally eat cow tongue, don’t ask why lol, but I know some of you out there LOVE cow tongue), galbi, and pork belly just to name a few. You can’t eat those delicious meats without Sura’s delicious sauces too! One of my faves is the sesame oil & salt. I HAVE TO have it with my meal or else I’ll be mad lol. Then there’s this sweet soy based sauce they also serve for your meat dipping, which is also yummy. But I still prefer the sesame oil and salt dipping sauce.

This location is in Kapolei at Kamakana Ali’i Mall, just a few doors down from H&M. Go eat there next time you’re in the area if you’re in the mood for KBBQ. Oh and did I mention that it’s BYOB from Monday through Thursdays? So go there with some good company, bring some alcohol, and just go and have a good time!

Here’s what we ordered and cooked up this afternoon:

  • Brisket
  • Pork Belly
  • Galbi

Our sides consisted of:

  • Rice
  • Kimchi
  • Mac Salad
  • Korean Cucumber Salad

Japanese Chicken Curry

It’s a normal thing to crave something, especially when you’re craving a certain type of food you want to eat.  One in particular was curry and I satisfied my cravings by saving myself money and making it myself at home!  Nothing beats a savory, hearty, home cooked meal.  Especially when you’ll have the whole pot to yourself for later!  This was easy and super simple to make.  I took a short cut and used those boxed curry cubes to save time because (trust me) I was starving and didn’t want to eat anything else but this curry which I was about to make lol.  If you’re looking for something savory and hearty to make for dinner, try this out and let me know how it turned out for you!

Here are the ingredients I used:

2 carrots roughly chopped
2 potatoes roughly chopped
1 onion
1 lbs. of chicken thighs cubed (big cubes)
1 box of GOLDEN CURRY cubes (you can use any/your favorite brand)
5.5 cups of water
2 tbsp of olive oil (1 tbsp each for chicken and onions)

Instructions:

  1. Add 1tbsp of olive oil (or oil of your choice) to your pot on a medium high heat.  You want to make sure the oil gets nice and hot but be careful not to burn the oil.
  2. Add the chicken thighs in batches (to keep the temperature from decreasing) and cook until browned.  At this point, the chicken doesn’t have to be cook all the way through because you’ll end up taking them out and having to put them back in later.
  3. Once the chicken has been browned, take them out and transfer the chicken to a plate.
  4. Next you add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the same pot and add in your onions.  You’ll want to saute the onions on a medium low heat until it turns translucent.
  5. When onions turn translucent, next add in the carrots and potatoes.
  6. Mix veggies and saute for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Then add the chicken thighs back in along with the juices on the plate and give it a good stir/mix.
  8. Add in 5.5 cups of water to the pot, then turn the flame on high, and bring the water to a boil.
  9. Skim off the “scum” and “gunk” that floats to the top of the water.
  10. When water reaches a boil, cover your pot with the lid, and turn the flame down on low and let it simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (I let it simmer that long because I wanted to be sure the chicken was gonna be cooked through and I wanted the chicken fork tender)
  11. After simmering, add the whole box of curry cubes and stir it in until everything dissolves.  At this point, if curry consistency is too thick for you, add more water as needed to thin out the curry.
  12. When the curry cubes dissolve, cover pot and let it simmer for another 15 minutes on low heat.
  13. After 15 minutes, your curry should be done!  Serve on a rice or udon noodles or basically whatever you want your curry to be on.
  14. ENJOY YOUR HOME MADE CHICKEN CURRY!