On my last day, I decided to pick up something to have while waiting for my flight to the airport. so on the way to pick-up smoked fish at Tamura's and smoked Tako at Ono Seafood, I stopped off in Kalihi. Sugoi's comes highly recommended, so I decided to hit them up. They were very easy to find, I saw them when I dropped by Young's Fish Market.
Since it was pretty early the place was empty when I arrived. There was however, a huge assembly line behind the counter with stuff being piled into trays. I'd gotten specific instructions to get the Combination Bento with Garlic and Spicy Chicken ($11.75)...so being the good little soldier that's exactly what I got. Man, it felt pretty heavy, but I thought by the time I hit the airport I'd be pretty hungry.
Well good intentions and all, but by the time I filled up gas at what used to be Mel's Sunrise Chevron near Waialae...I knew by the smell permeating the car that this wasn't going to work out....man, talk about "Kusai".....holy smokes.....for sure I'd be stopped by TSA for carrying something TSTP - to smelly to pass. Plus, all the mainlanders would be giving me "stink eye" for having something so strong smelling at the gate, while the locals would be giving me the "stink eye" of envy. So I parked right across the street from a place very familiar to me.....
And removed it from the package....holy smokes this was huge....the photo does not in any way reflect how much stuff this was.....
(The following sentence is dedicated to TFD, who sent me a text asking "what does Broke the Mouth mean"...actually it's "broke da' mouth") And after I wen' hemo da' covah......whoa...major haunas.....but in a good way.
On the top is the garlic chicken, below that is the spicy garlic chicken.
The entire bottom of the tray was covered with rice....
And the hot dog and egg just seemed like overkill.
I preferred the regular garlic chicken to the spicy version....which I thought wasn't very spicy and much too sweet for my taste. Also the glaze made it more soggy, while the regular garlic chicken was still a bit crunchy. Nice flavor.....decent garlic.....had to keep putting Listerine Strips in my mouth to try and ward off that vampire killing fragrance. Good stuff, though I'll get something more manageable next time....like maybe the keiki size??? LOL!
So how does this ocmpare to Mitsu-ken? Man, it's been sooo long. I'll put that comparison off until next time...but that'll be a lot of fun for me.
1286 Kalani St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Mon-Thu 8am - 3pm
Fri-Sat 8am - 5pm
Sun 8am - 3pm
Interesting thing about City Square Shopping Center, I remember when this was the location of GEM Kapalama.....man am I getting old.
Anyway, that's it for the Hawaii posts for now......you guys know where this is, right?
Thanks for reading!