Posts Tagged 'Breakfast'

Baby Shower – Part III

And last but not least, SIL1 and SIL2 hosted a beautiful luncheon for my baby shower. It was close family only, which was just perfect. My mom is in town now from Japan so she was able to join the other ladies of our family for lunch at Hau Tree Lanai in the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Mom-in-law also flew in from Maui for the occasion too, and prepared these lovely favors from Big Island Candies for each guest:

Since Hau Tree Lanai is famous for their eggs benedict, Mom ordered the Salmon Benedict Florentine ($17.00), a variation of the eggs benedict but with salmon, spinach and egg over cheese scones. Yum!

Kaimana Eggs Benedict ($16.00) with turkey and canadian bacon:

and I had the Reuben Sandwich ($16.00) with pastrami, saurkraut and swiss cheese on rye bread served with french fries.

Miso Sake Salmon served with brown rice ($20.00):

and for dessert, I had the Mauna Kea ($10.00), an ice cream pie inspired by the snow capped volcano with layers of haupia ice cream, fudge, mac nuts, chocolate ice cream on top of an oreo cookie crust. This was sooo delicious.

The Warm Chocolate Lava Cake ($10.00) with ganache filling.

The outdoor location overlooking the beach under the large hau tree is so charming, it was the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch with my favorite ladies.

(Photos by: SIL1)

(Side note: if you have  a phobia of birds, be warned there’s lots of scary aggressive pigeons.)

MENU: View the menu on their website.

Hau Tree Lanai
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
2863 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
808.921.7066

Breakfast: 7:00a-10:45a
Lunch: 11:45a-2:00p (Mon-Sat), 12:00p-2:00p (Sun)
Dinner: 5:30p-9:00p

Koa Pancake House

We’re enjoying getting to know our new Kapolei neighborhood, one meal at a time! Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out and Koa Pancake House had been on my mind since I kept hearing about it and seeing it all over. There are currently 7 locations on Oahu, including one in my new neighborhood of Kapolei, much to my delight. Since moving here a month ago, I’ve already eaten there twice.

Simply put, Koa Pancake House is cheap, fast and casual. Which is perfect because who wants to spend lots of $ on breakfast, and who wants to get dressed up first thing in the morning? At Koa Pancake House, you won’t find fancy china (it’s all paper plates and plastic utensils) or fussy service (you order at the counter) but you can stroll in with yoga pants and slippers and enjoy a satisfying breakfast. The menu is simple, consisting of savory breakfast classics (omelettes, eggs and various meats) and sweet classics (pancakes, waffles, and crepes). Yes, they have crepes!! They also have loco moco, eggs benedict, and a pretty standard lunch menu.

Here’s the Ham & Cheese Omelette ($7.50) which includes a short stack of pancakes. All omelettes and egg/meat entrees include your choice of rice, home fried potatoes or pancakes.

The Denver Omelette ($7.95) with ham, bell pepper, onion, with pancakes, and side order of Fried Rice ($2.95).

Corned Beef Hash & Eggs ($5.95) with pancakes.

Scottish Bangers & Eggs ($6.25) with home fried potatoes. Bangers are basically thick sausages, served sliced and grilled here.

Waffles with Strawberry & Whipped Cream ($6.50).

Coffee is only $0.95 and a small orange juice is only $1.00 y’all!

Honestly, the food is pretty average. The pancakes and omelettes are nothing you can’t make at home, and the corn beef hash is probably the canned kind,  but that’s OK by me. Breakfast is one of those meals that tastes good no matter what. To me, there’s something about going out for breakfast that’s special, because it usually means that it’s your day off and it signals the start of a whole day that you get to spend with the people you love. You could say Koa Pancake House is a favorite date spot for my husband and I.

MENU: View the menu on their website.

Koa Pancake House Kapolei
91-590 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707
808.693.8855

Breakfast Daily 6:30a-2:00p
Lunch Daily 11:00a-2:00p

Breakfast at Longhi’s

I’ve been feeling better and have a little more energy these days. To indulge my craving for waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream this past weekend, Hubby and I headed out to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Longhi’s.

I ended up ordering French Toast with Strawberries and Whipped Cream. (Oops, I have my blood sugar test coming up this week. So guilty, but so good…)

And Hubby ordered a Mushroom, Swiss and Sausage Omelette served with toasted baguette.

Plus a side order of Home Fries with Mozzarella Cheese on top.

Honolulu was blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather over the Memorial Day weekend and the open air dining room with its gorgeous views made Longhi’s the perfect place to start off our day. They’re also one of the few places that serves REAL whipped cream and REAL maple syrup with their pancakes and waffles. Important details that make all the difference!

MENU: View the menu on their website.

Longhi’s Ala Moana
Ala Moana Shopping Center, Makai side of Banana Republic
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 3001
Honolulu, HI 96814
808.947.9899

Breakfast: Mon-Fri 8:00a-10:45a, Sat & Sun 7:45a
Lunch: 11:00a-5:00p
Dinner: 5:00-10:00p

Today’s Breakfast

My favorite egg+bread combination in the whole wide world: sunny side toast. Simply create a border around the edge of the bread with mayonnaise (it has to be Japanese mayo in a tube so you can squeeze out the border), crack an egg, salt and pepper, and pop in the toaster oven or oven for 10-15 minutes.

I’m off to the airport now to pick up my mom and her sister who are flying in from Japan for a week long visit. So excited!

Maui Eats – Gannon’s Restaurant

Hubby and I flew to Maui this past weekend to spend the day with my father-in-law (FIL). We took an early morning flight and kicked off our day with an early birthday breakfast for FIL at Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea. Gannon’s is the namesake and one of three restaurants owned by acclaimed chef Bev Gannon, one of the founders of Hawaii regional cuisine. Located inside hillside Wailea Golf Club, the restaurant has million dollar views of Molokini and Kahoolawe across the ocean. The gorgeous views from the open air terrace immediately put us in vacation mode for the day.

FIL ordered a Greek Omelette ($11.00) filled with spinach, feta cheese and kalamata olives and comes with roasted potatoes and choice of toast.

Gannon's - Greek Omelette ($11.00)

I ordered the Crab Cakes Egg Benedict ($14.00) and shared it half half with FIL’s omelette.

Gannon's - Crab Benedict ($14.00)

Hubby had the Loco Moco ($12.50) but got his eggs scrambled instead of sunny side up.

Gannon's - Loco Moco ($12.50)

The food for breakfast is pretty standard stuff, but the prices are reasonable and the view is so luxurious that I would recommend it for anyone vacationing on Maui. With a big beautiful full bar, they’re also open for lunch and dinner and FIL says that their happy hour deals are awesome.

MENU: Click here to view the menu on their website.

Gannon’s
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive
Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
808.875.8080
Mon-Fri: Breakfast & Lunch 10:00a-3:00p
Sat & Sun: Breakfast 8:00a-3:00p, Lunch 10:00a-3:00p
Daily: Happy Hour 3:00-7:00p, Dinner 5:30-9:30p

Brunch at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Did you know they serve brunch at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse? I met up with some friends this morning for a very filling Sunday brunch. They also have their regular lunch menu too but the brunch menu is reasonably priced and filled with classic brunch favorites with a steakhouse twist like oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, eggs benedict with filet mignon, waffles, mimosas, and bellinis.  

Here’s the bread basket and my portion of the Tropical Summer Salad ($12.95) from the summer special menu, filled with colorful pieces of strawberry and mango. 

 

Wolfgang's - Tropical Salad ($12.95)

Wolfgang’s version of Eggs Benedict ($12.00) with filet mignon instead of Canadian bacon. By the way, all brunch items are served with a side of German potatoes. 

Wolfgang's - Eggs Benedict ($12.00)

Rigatoni Bolognese ($16.00) with a super chunky meat sauce and big scoop of ricotta cheese. 

Wolfgang's - Rigatoni ($16.00)

Dry Aged Sirloin Steak and Eggs ($24.00). 

Wolfgang's - Steak and Eggs ($24.00)

Such a decadent way to start off my Sunday. After a meal like this, there’s only one thing to do: take a nap… Zzz… 

MENU: Read about happy hour at Wolfgang’s on a previous post here and view the menu on my original post here

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
(Located on the third level of
Royal Hawaiian Center)
Level 3, Building C
2201 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
808.922.3600
Currently 3 hrs free parking with dining validation
 

Sun-Thu 11:00a-10:30p
Fri-Sat 11:00a-11:30p

Today’s Breakfast

Strawberries, a little smoked Gouda cheese, and delicious butter croissants from Ba-le Bakery.


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