Mom and I went to Da Kitchen for lunch today. This is the first one on Oahu, where we live, but there are two on Maui. I've read the glowing reviews before, but nothing could prepare me for the monstrous portions! I guess you could classify this type of food as "haute platelunch". Platelunches have always been a mainstay here, usually consisting of artery clogging goodness... maybe some kind of meat, scoops of rice, and macaroni salad (with or without gravy). Well, the prices here seemed a wee but high, until you noticed that every entree could serve a family of four. I ordered Mahi Mahi Tempura with rice and macaroni salad, and mom ordered Chicken Katsu (Japanese style fried, breaded cutlet) with gravy, rice, and mac salad. What arrived at our table was a mountain of food. I mean, it was almost embarrassing. We had enough leftovers for dinner. I will be going back, in part, because I want to try the famous fried Spam Musubi (fried Spam sandwiched between rice, wrapped in seaweed, and breaded and fried in Panko ;-).
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OMG I feel full just reading this!!ReplyDelete
Well, those servings really should make you full! And now I'm hungry :DReplyDelete
OMG those are huge lolReplyDelete
Looks great though :-)
I love spam and that spam dish sounds awesome !
Kiva's mom here again. You can't see it, but in the top picture of the mahimahi tempura, there are THREE big pieces of breaded fish! As for the chicken katsu below, which I ordered.....well, when the waitperson brought it to our table, I got full right away. After three slices--and one to Kiva--I threw in the towel and took the rest home.ReplyDelete
Well worth it for $10.50, dontcha think? Have a great weekend! We will! Aloha! Linda Atkinson
WOW!!! Huge portions but they look so good, I'm thinking I could probably eat the whole thing (and suffer the consequences later).ReplyDelete
I wanna "Da Kitchen" near me!!!
Oh, my goodness! Was this restaurant featured on the food channel? I saw something recently and when they mentioned the spam it made me think of you. :)ReplyDelete
It all looks yummy!
You guys, it is delicious and revolting at the same time!! But more delicious ;-).ReplyDelete
Dale, was it the show "Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern, my one true love?? Because he did do an episode on Hawaii. He ate Spam and HATED it. Mind you, this from a man who eats/drinks anything you put in front of him, including insects and animal blood (the list goes on)!
No, it was a regional, best place to eat... local cuisines from various different places.ReplyDelete