Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Trip to Hawaii (Oahu - November 2015)...Thanksgiving Day

Jason's 4-day weekend started we could spend the whole long weekend together!

 photo IMG_5398_zpssicnzu3v.jpg  photo IMG_5399_zps5hc7iu2v.jpg
We were ready for brunch. I heard about a new Sichuan noodle restaurant in Alamoana, so we decided to check it out. It's called Fortune Noodle, and it's a popular chain in China and this is their first US location. As we walked in, the staff were making gyoza dumplings. Looked good.

 photo IMG_5401_zpslkexvhsx.jpg  photo IMG_5409_zpsgepesx5u.jpg
We started with black mushroom salad. It was a lightly spicy salad of wood ear mushrooms. Then, we also had red chili oil dumplings. Nice starters.

 photo FullSizeRender_zpsagyimcxd.jpg
Dan dan noodles was nicely spicy with the good amount of toppings and sauce.

 photo IMG_5463_zps5fvfanrv.jpg
We had another noodle dish, which was hot chili rice noodle with beef. A simmering stew was served in a hot stone pot, and served with rice noodles on the side. Wow, it was so spicy! But, I still enjoyed the flavor.

In the afternoon, we enjoyed some shopping. It was drizzling outside, so we decided to just stay local.

 photo IMG_5418_zpsjiwnxv1r.jpg  photo IMG_5425_zpsm1elraxg.jpg
For dinner, we got together with Jason's co-wokers for BBQ dinner. We had a reservation at Shorebird Restaurant in Waikiki. When I heard about the dinner, I was like, Oh My God. I have been to the place multiple times since I was a teenager with both my family and friends. It's such a nostalgic place to me! And, it was the same for one of his co-wokers who made the reservation for us. His late father took his family there every time they vacationed in Hawaii for many years since he was a boy.

 photo IMG_5435_zpspu5osnvb.jpg  photo IMG_5439_zpslosh6qhc.jpg
So, we enjoyed our grill-your-own BBQ dinner. It was a lot of fun.

 photo IMG_5443_zps2yhiivgo.jpg  photo IMG_5462_zpsm0aeklxn.jpg
Jason did all the grilling for us. He did a good job!

 photo IMG_5464_zpsda2gqdly.jpg
Here's my plate...Surf & Turf, grilled lobster and steak.

Good food, good friends, and wonderful time. I was very thankful.