Monday, November 30, 2015

Trip to Hawaii (Oahu - November 2015)...First night uni spaghetti

This was already my third trip to Hawaii this year. My husband, Jason, has been staying in Honolulu on a job since the end of August and won't come back to LA until Christmas. So, I came to visit him again over the Thanksgiving weekend. I arrived in Honolulu early evening, then checked in at his hotel in Waikiki and waited for him. He came back to the hotel from work a while later. We were both so happy to see each other again.

Because Jason has been working long hours and was quite exhausted, we went to Arancino di Mare, which is right by where we were staying. He said he comes here sometimes on a regular work night and likes the food. This is a very popular place among Japanese tourists, too. So, when we walked in, more than half of the crowded restaurant was filled with Japanese people!

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I started with Insalata Mista. They use vegetables from local Nalo Farms. It was very good and hit my spot.

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Then, I couldn't resist to order Spaghetti ai Ricci di Mare. It's a very rich uni (sea urchin) spaghetti. Oh boy, it was indeed so rich and so good...I finished the whole plate in a very short time.

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Jason had Risotto di Funghi. The risotto was mixed in a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. I had a little taste of the dish and it was also very rich and nice.

Nice low-key first night.