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Monday, 01 August 2005

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Reid

Hi Kirk,

Lucky you to get the "sliced" kamaboko and not the little strips we get here. It's also good that you get so much char siu in the bowl too. Do you find that chunks are harder to eat than strips?

BTW...I had saimin for dinner on Saturday night as well. It was so good....

clare eats

YUM!!!
I would LOVE that supermarket ooooh!

Jo

Yea Clare, I'm with you! Actually, when I was a kid, WAY WAY down on Hawthorne, there was a store that was very much like that but it specialized in European products. I remember my dad got all jazzed because they had Spanish turron. That was the first time I got to try it. They had not just the Jijona and Alicante, but Yema Tostada, Fruta, and some other flavor I can't recall now...

Kirk

Hi Reid - So now you only get kamabuko strips - kinda chintzy, huh? I remember the round kamabuko slices. There was alot of everything in the saimin - but I did finish it all. I had to use the spoon for the char siu. The broth was clear - but pretty bland, I added shoyu. The most interesting thing in here was, a young looked like high school age kid was eating a Mickey D's cheeseburger - and putting sriracha on it.

Hi Clare - Yes Marukai Gardena is pretty awesome, the problem being, try picking some snacks from that wall of snacks - it can be a bit intimidating.

Hi Jo - I was thinknig while walking through the isles - I'd be very afraid if they let You and Mills loose in here!

Annie

the saimin looks great! i think i have a craving for making my own wontons now though... thanks for sharing info about marukai! the $1 daily membership fee sounds reasonable too! great pictures btw! hehe!

Jack

Marukai market looks cool. I will definitely go there when I get out that way....look at all those snacks!

milgwimper

Jo,

Hey I know that place on Hawthorn, it also helps that my grandparents lived on Hawthorn. Wow...memories

Kirk,

Yeah I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pictures. We might stay there for HOURS!

ed

Hey Kirk,

Good to see you back and bloggin. I finally figured out part of the appeal. I get to go to all these places and eat vicariously. The bowl of saiman looks so tasty. But it'll have to be fish tacos for lunch for me out here today. Good eating!

ed

Kirk

Annie - Marukai Gardena is the "mecca" for us Hawaii transplants. There's also alot of local kine food places around there - like King's Bakery and stuff. I can't believe I ate the whole bowl of saimin, it was huge.

Hey Jack - It's not only the snacks - but many times you'll able to pick up ogo and stuff. Try and click on that second picture and enlarge and start naming all of the local stuff you see - you can name them just by shape - da' big box Diamond Head Saloon Pilot, etc...

Hi Milly - Hours???? I was thinking days. And then there's the food court there!

Hi Ed - Hope it wasn't too hot in Yuma recently. That saimin was good even on a hot day. I actually thought of you - I was passing Paso Robles, after going through "traffic hell" - the I-5 was closed so I had to take the 101 - took me 10 1/2 hrs to reach Mountain View! I thought, "man, Ed makes this trip a few times a year, the man's gotta be insane!" BTW did you get the little Soledad - Atascadero joke - it was just coincidence that I stopped to fuel at those two places.

Jo

Milly: I meant HOURS for the Snack Aisle! It would take DAYZ to get through the entire store!

Jo: I need to make ketchup...

RONW

Hi Kirk,

Harry's has been there since the late 60's. I'm not sure if they kept the same address all those years. Or the same 6 tables. But Harry's Aloha use to make more than his Hawaii chop suey house, even without a liquor licence like that he had with his Hawaii restaurant. Numbah 1.

Kirk

Hi RONW - I'd been to Harry's a few times when we lived in LA - but I didn't know he's been there since the 60's. I had heard that he sold the business a while back, and it was different people than I remember. I didn't know that Harry had a restaurant in Hawaii.....

Kirk

Jo - I don't think you could find a wagon large enough for all the stuff you want! :)

Jo

hmmm... Great point Kirk! Mills, whaddya say we just take the new 4 room tent and camp out there right in the middle of the store? We could set up the Camp Chef stove and do demos all day to earn our keep!

milgwimper

Kirk,

*nod* There wouldn't be a wagon big enough to carry all the stuff she's want or what I would want. LOL

Jo,

Hmmm That idea has some possibilities. ;P

Kirk

Hi Jo - Don't know what the code standards are with regards to camping out in Gardena are!

Milly - The parking lot is not quite that big, though I think the look on the face of the guy who takes care of the parking lot would be priceless.

Jo

oh, we weren't going to stay in the parking lot! Mike will come and build a loft that goes over the snack aisle and the 4 or 5 aisles next to it. Then we will mount the demo station on a "floating" stand that will run from the ceiling and lower every morning with the display of the day. Then at night, press a button, it raises up, viola, our kitchen! We would all wear faux leopard skins and fig leaves and never comb our hair again. We would bathe in the live crab tanks... well maybe the guys wouldn't... hmmm... maybe I wouldn't... HEY MILLS, WOULD YOU GET NAKED WITH A BUNCH OF UNHAPPY CRABS?

Kirk

Jo - My only question is; what's the soundtrack??? I know, I should know better than to stir things up like that!

Jo

THEME TO ROCKY! ::roaring with laughter::

Kirk

I thought Saturday Night Fever...

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