Yellow Cab Pizza Co. – Kalihi, HI

Funny story time! Sort of. Don’t get your hopes too high. Okay so Yellow Cab Pizza Co. is located in the Costco Iwilei parking lot and we know how nuts Costco is…all the time. So Labor Day comes along and Costco is closed, yes! I decided this was the perfect chance to drive to Yellow Cab and see if they are open…gonna have choke parking.

I was right. Well first of all, everyone stopped knowing how to use their phones because so many cars are zooming in and out because they don’t know Costco is closed. So anyway, I parked my car near Yellow Cab and noticed staffers and the lights on inside. Then I see from my car that their open/closed sign says closed! Oh no! We go to the door and they have a paper sign that shares their Labor Day hours, they were open! Mind you, they were “open” from 10:30 am and I was there at about 2:30 pm (yes, late lunch). So I open the door and walk to the front counter and ask the young worker, are you folks open? He says yes and I told him, your sign says closed. He is completely surprised and runs out immediately to turn the sign around.

Let’s think about this a little bit. It took them 4 hours to realize their sign said closed, and yes I was the only customer in there. I just think about how many customers they lost that day because get plenty people driving through the lot seeing the closed sign along with a closed Costco and just driving away! *facepalm* Anyway, after I order and am waiting for my food, a huge group of tourists come in to order. I don’t want to say I’m a hero, but I’m just gonna say not all heroes wear capes. Okay haha, let’s check out the food!

10″ Manhattan Meatlovers Pizza | $11.95
italian sausage, ham, pepperoni, bacon, ground beef, and salami

Wasn’t my meal but man if you like meat, what meat is missing from this pizza? You would love it!! It was gobbled up.

Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta | $8.95
tender chicken strips, shiitake mushrooms and roasted peanuts sauteed in a spicy oriental sauce garnished with spring onions…uniquely our own!

First off, offended by the name of the pasta. Weren’t the films portrayed by a Caucasian actor? Okay, let’s not go down a rabbit hole. This pasta is very good, I enjoyed it. I should have asked for no peanuts. There were too many nuts. You see a bunch here but there was a whole bunch throughout the pasta too!

Shrimp Alfredo | $10.95
shrimp, black olives, and pasta tossed in a made-to-order creamy alfredo sauce

Not my dish, it was once again enjoyed by the diner. I don’t think it’s worth it for $11, they have a chicken version for $8.95, probably more worth the money.

Garlic Parmesan Wings | $6.95

Oooh, these chicken wings are good! You know, looking at chicken wings on other menus…they are pricey yeah?? I thought this was a pretty good price compared to the other wings places. And it’s delicious! Could really taste the garlic and parmesan seasoning.

Now we turn to the “this stuff can only happen to me” news segment, remember how I told you that the parking lot is EMPTY because Costco is closed? And remember how I told you a big group of tourists came in after us? Check out this picture.

You can’t make this stuff up. My car is the blue one. THEY PARKED THEIR BIG VAN RIGHT NEXT TO MY CAR. IN AN EMPTY LOT. YES, I KNOW THERE IS A CAR A FEW SPOTS DOWN BUT THAT CAR WASN’T THERE EARLIER EITHER. SO WHY OH WHY OF ALL STALLS, DID THIS BIG VAN HAVE TO PARK RIGHT NEXT TO ME.

Okay, sorry for the yelling. I laugh now about it but boy was I peeved when I first saw it! They could have at least left one spot in between us! Plenty people had to jump out of this van!!! Okay guys, have a good Monday, lol.

Recipe: Spam Musubi

Spam in all its glory

I know what you’re thinking, a recipe for spam musubi? Is that really needed? And guess what? This is not even a real recipe, it’s a total lazy day/cheat recipe. However, I am always curious about how people make their spam musubi! I found this new way to make it and wanted to share! Please feel free to share any recipes you are willing to in the comments!

Yup, the secret ingredient.
Boil up and down, get that sauce nice and thick!
Pretty generous with the rice…(nice photobomb from Hurricane Popcorn in the back)
Generous with the slices of spam too. Makes you want to be my friend and have a picnic right? A picnic for me to bring the spam musubi!

Spam Musubi

1 12 oz. jar of Halm’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Que Sauce

2 cans of Spam

5 Cups of Cooked White Rice

6 full sheets of Nori, cut in half (vertical, long way)

Spam musubi maker

Makes: 12 Musubi

Cut 8 slices of spam per can, you should have 16 slices at the end. Pan fry each slice of spam both sides in batches (if it doesn’t all fit in the pan you have). Place all the spam slices back into pan (it’s okay if they are stacked on each other), pour entire jar of Hawaiian Bar-B-Que sauce, lower heat to medium and allow sauce to thicken. Occasionally turn over spam slices to make sure each slice gets nicely sauced up. 

Use your spam musubi maker and layer rice and spam slice according to your taste! Wrap with nori and EAT!

Note: 5 cups of rice made 12 musubis perfectly! Eat the leftover spam slices as a side dish for another meal! Delish and kids love it!

3660 on the Rise – Waialae, HI

I had a wonderful birthday dinner last month at 3660 on the Rise and can you believe it, it was my first ever visit! This restaurant has been around for quite a while, not sure what I was expecting. Somehow I envisioned an interior as a big ballroom type venue, not sure why. Not to say they are not fancy! It’s a nice upscale restaurant but nothing too stuffy. I really enjoyed it! The wait staff were attentive and the food was delish. Let’s get on with the review!

Left: Island Iced Tea: bacardi limon, triple sec, fresh limeade, tropical iced tea (thumbs down)
Right: 3660 Mojito: bacardi limon, light rum, fresh limeade, fresh mint leaves (very good drink!)
Ahi Katsu | $18.50
sashimi-grade ahi wrapped in nori and deep fried medium rare, wasabi – ginger sauce

This dish looked familiar and it’s no wonder why, Sansei serves a similar dish! Well now that I’ve tried both, I can safely say, this one is the WINNAZ. I think I could eat this dish on its own as an entree.

3 Course Dinner Special | $67
Clam & Corn Chowder
3 Course Dinner Special | $67
Duet of Braised Short Ribs of Beef Truffle Jus
&
Oven Roasted Lobster Tail with Roasted Red Pepper Butter Sauce

I can’t comment too much on the 3 course meal, I can say the person who ate it enjoyed it! $67 for a three course meal is pretty good, especially with lobster??

Roast Rack of Macadamia Nut Crusted Colorado Lamb | $49.50
Cabernet Mint Sauce

Now this dish, this dish I can comment on. It was mine oh mine and it was absolutely delicious. Cooked perfectly medium rare and the seasoning was on point! What a great way to celebrate.

Dessert!!
3 Course Dinner Special | $67
Mixed Berry Trifle with Pound Cake

Certainly looks appetizing right? It was pretty good, I enjoyed the fresh berries. I had one really good piece of pound cake and then the rest was blech. Like powdery/flour-y somehow, a bit weird and gritty. I would pass on this dessert.

Granny Smith Apple Tartlette | $11.00
caramelized apples in puff pastry topped with homemade vanilla caramel sauce swirl ice cream

I wish I could do the heart face emoji for this dessert. It was AMAZING. I love myself some apple desserts and this one was perfection. The puff pastry was so buttery and flaky, lovely baked apple slices inside…CARAMEL AND CARAMEL ICE CREAM? Well I know what dessert I will order next time, no regrets!

Spicy Pavilion – Honolulu, HI

This post is almost worthless, as I write this post, they have permanently closed their doors. I actually came on Friday night for a family dinner not knowing they were closing this weekend, boy was that a wrong decision. My posts always include my truthful rambling, oh boy, get ready for this one.

I arrived at Chinese Cultural Plaza parking lot and was about to pull a ticket but was told by the attendant, “$3.” A bit flustered, I pull out my wallet and pay and she gives me a ticket. She tells me to keep it on the dash and that it is good until 11 pm. I learned later that this is what they do after 5pm. I was meeting my family at the Spicy Pavilion so I head in first and ask for a table. There are a few empty tables but I am informed by the waitress that they are very busy that night because they are closing that weekend so their reservations are full. I am upset but I don’t make a fuss and leave the restaurant. I call my family and ask what they want to do, they finally decide on Hunan Cuisine across the street. My Chinese heart is relieved, I can walk there and take advantage of the parking fee I paid.

So I walk to Hunan, very slow and I get seated right away. Very nice gentleman, he brings out the plates/silverware and a pot of hot tea. I then get a phone call from my family and GUESS WHAT. They said they got to Spicy Pavilion and GOT A TABLE. WHAT THE WHAT. I was very upset at this point because they just turned me away and I am already seated at a new restaurant. They tell me to come over so I have to eat crow and tell the nice man (who is now in the kitchen cooking – very small crew) that I will be leaving and apologize. He is very nice and tells me it’s okay. Oh man, that alone deserves a future visit. I felt awful.

Anyway, I get back to Spicy Pavilion and maybe swung open their door a bit hard (I was mad okay?). I sat down and behaved myself, don’t worry. It looks like our family (six people) got seated at a table for 4, does it take a Chinese to Chinese interaction to score this? Whatever, I got to try them before they closed so I was glad for that at least. Was it worth all the hassle? Let’s take a look…

Deep Fried Potato Salad (Mr. Wong Special)
thin strings of potato deep fried and tossed with spices and cilantro

A great starter! Perfectly fried and light crunch – loved the spices and the fresh cilantro tossed in! So good.

Griddle Cooked Shrimp
shrimp, onions, bell peppers, and celery

Another great dish, I loved the shrimp. This was cute…this little wok was being warmed with a tea light…great dish! Spicy.

Stir Fried Garlic Green Bean

Great plate of beans. The beans were nice and fresh, not at all old (I’ve had too many of that), perfectly seasoned and cooked.

Fish with Spicy Pickled Vegetables
spicy and sour soup based; longli fish filet with pickled cabbage and pickled chilis

Okay, it says spicy and sour soup but this was probably the mildest dish we had. How was it? Eh…sour soups aren’t my jam. It was edible but probably my least favorite dish of the night.

Diced Chicken with Chili Peppers
fried diced chicken, dry red chili peppers, onions, bell peppers, and scallions

Meh. This dish was just okay. Nothing special about it, I wouldn’t order it again.

Beef in Hot Chili Oil
spicy soup based; sliced beef with bean sprouts and cucumbers drizzled over hot oil

Okay, we ordered too much food. And why did we get basically the same dish but with beef this time? We were kind of full by now so I didn’t eat this one too much. I have the leftovers so let’s see how I feel about it this week, haha.

Pan Fried Jiangxi Noodle
jiangxi rice noodle pan fried with ground pork and vegetables

I am a carb queen and was excited to try this noodle. It was delicious! I loved the seasoning (probably MSG, no judgements). I wish it wasn’t brought out so late in the meal, I would have eaten more of it.

Garlic Fried Rice

Such a simple dish, yet such a good dish. This was brought out last (why???) and I knew it would be good. Yes, it was the end of the meal but we devoured it. I would have ordered a take out of it if I wasn’t so mad and also dying of spice. Haha, well we found out they were closing because the father is the cook and his hands/arms hurt from all the cooking. Totally understandable. It was a good restaurant so I do hope they find a new cook one day and reopen. I will be sure to make a reservation next time or not go during their closing weekend.

Don e Don – Keeaumoku, HI

I did not know a lick about Don e Don before I ventured out here for a visit. I wasn’t feeling for anything in particular as I drove down Korea-moku but decided to give this new restaurant a try! Well, I am certainly glad I did! This restaurant was a pleasant surprise, good food AND service. That’s a lot for me, I’m a bit overwhelmed. Haha, just kidding. Check out the pics!

BAN-CHAN. Looks basic? Oh let me lead you through the dishes…

Clockwise from left to right:
Shoyu Potatoes – Yum
Kimchee – Yum
Seasoned Choy Sum – Yum!
Korean Green Salad – OKAY I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST KOREAN SALAD I EVER HAD – I usually don’t touch this and well I helped to polish this off. The dressing was perfect, a good balance of sweet and tang.
Preserved Mustard Cabbage – First time I seen this as a banchan in a Korean restaurant. Delicious! Light seasoning, not at all salty or bitter. Was good.
Daikon/Onion/Pepper Pickles – Delicious! Wait a minute, was I just super hungry? Nah, I liked all the banchans!

Water and Barley Tea

Why don’t more restaurants do this? I like it when they bring the pitchers and leave it at your table. I drink a lot of liquids so I appreciated this lots!

Lunch Set Menu (Meat and Stew Combo) – Soft Tofu Pot Stew

They have an awesome lunch set menu and the price varies based on the meat you choose. I’ll show the two meats we choose for our combos after this. The soondubu is delicious! The serving is not small by any means, was a perfect portion even though it was part of a set!

Lunch Set: Marinated Sliced Rib Eye (Bulgogi) | $14.99

They were pretty smart to name this marinated sliced rib eye, makes it sound all high class right? While I’m not usually a fan of marinated thinly sliced beef, this was surprisingly good! I liked that it was served on a bed of onions that cooked down with the sweet marinade. Would I get it again? Well, probably not but mainly because I would rather get the pork ribs below. But if you’re a fan of bulgogi, for sure get it!

Lunch Set: Pork Spare Ribs | $16.99

Omigosh! Okay, get mostly bone but I am not shame to pick these bones up and gnaw the meat off. Get some pretty meaty pieces in there though. They are known for these pork ribs so I give it a thumbs up! I would definitely return to get this again! They have a sea salt pork rib which I would like to try next time.

Red Lobster – Waikiki, HI

Chain restaurants are always a hit or miss but I was craving seafood this past weekend and wanted to give Red Lobster a whirl. I haven’t been to Red Lobster in years but sometimes I get this little sliver of hope that a restaurant chain so popular and long-lasting must have good food and service. Yes, a positive attitude is the ticket!

Parking: I decided to park in the paid lot fronting the marina. I knew I would be going to dinner super early and paid for 3 hours of parking (only $1 an hour!). Well, I went to Red Lobster early enough that I needed less than 2 hours of parking. But the extra dollar was certainly worth not having to worry about rushing through dinner and looking at the clock throughout dinner. There is a parking lot right next to the restaurant but I wasn’t sure how validation worked so I went with a lot I knew was cheap.

No line on a Saturday night! Okay, as you can see it wasn’t even close to sunset, that’s how early I went. Good news, they are on Open Table but only for priority seating. It means they will add you to the wait list but not as a reservation, we had absolutely no wait!

Complimentary Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

We smashed two servings of this. Seriously. Our server was super nice and offered us a second round. Terribly bad for you which means it’s terribly delicious. Probably more butter than flour…lol.

Mozzarella Cheesesticks | $9.79
Served with marinara.

Dining with kids leads to cheesestick orders. I didn’t feel like this so I didn’t partake in any, they were gobbled up so I assume they were good! And if you’re looking for some long stretch cheese action, this will provide it!!

Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip (get enough hyphens or wot?) | $12.49
Langostino and Norway lobster, seafood, artichokes and spinach in a three-cheese blend. Served with tortilla chips and pico de gallo.

Pretty nice morsels of lobster in this dip! And this kind of dip sans the lobster costs about the same so why not come here and get it WITH the lobster? The taste was pretty good! Gobbled up too…lol.

RL Signature Creamy Alfredo | $28.49
Tender Maine lobster meat tossed with fresh tomatoes in a rich and creamy garlic Alfredo sauce, served on a bed of linguini.

I’m going to keep speaking in awe of the lobster servings in this restaurant. I guess I shouldn’t have to since lobster is in their name but I thought they gave a lot of lobster in this dish. Judge for yourself! By the way, this dish was delicious but a bit rich.

Ultimate Feast | $34.49*
*Chesapeake Corn | +$2.49 (Premium Side)
Tender Maine lobster tail, wild-caught North American snow crab legs, our signature hand-crafted garlic shrimp scampi and Walt’s Favorite Shrimp. Served with rice and choice of side.

The Ultimate Feast actually comes with two sides if you don’t choose to have salad with your meal. Was the corn worth $2.49? Ehh..I don’t think so. Was the meal worth $35? I think so! Look at all this food, it’s like a seafood buffet. And look, unless you have an endless stomach, this is pretty much how much seafood you could stuff in anyway right? It’s a hefty serving…so $35 is a good deal to me (considering seafood buffets are upwards of $60 and up!).

Food was great and the service was great too! Our waiter was very nice and attentive to us, kept refilling our waters. One of the boys had trouble eating his crab and our waiter even showed him the tricks on how to eat snow crab. Wonderful! Red Lobster even has an app that tracks dining points. I spent enough this trip to earn a free reward for the next visit, yahoo! I guess I gotta return sooner rather than later.

Mixed Plate

MEAT LOAF. I know this is considered whatever kine food for people but I really enjoy it and find it comforting. I also like the making of the meat loaf. I love putting all the ingredients together in the bowl in a pretty way and then mixing it. Looks good ah? Well not delicious good, just good good.

Meat Loaf, Rice and…can you guess what the yellow and red thing is? It’s a bit shameful actually…

I found a recipe online for a quick elote corn. Um, don’t do that. First off, I didn’t have lime, only lemon so that was a big mistake on my part. And crushed up flaming hot cheetos on top? What was I thinking? Don’t follow any kine recipe okay? Next time I will leave out the cheetos, find some limes…and make it GOOD.

Okay let’s move to something I am proud of. Look at this refreshing and absolutely delicious watermelon dessert I made! I drew inspiration from this video, he made it look so good. I had to improvise. I found mini seedless watermelons from Costco. Bought some strawberry popping boba from Don Q and the scene was set! Balled up some melon, crushed up the leftover flesh to create watermelon juice. Poured the juice back into the melon shell, added the balled melon on top…topped it with condensed milk and then the popping boba. Sugar bomb? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely yes!

Aloha Steak House – Waikiki, HI

Here’s a fair warning. We did not have a good experience at Aloha Steak House. I didn’t even get all the pictures of the food because they seated us at this small little square table and we have to order everything ala carte (like a real steakhouse) but it couldn’t even fit on our table (huh??). I’ll try to break things down in digestable chunks.

Parking: They offer free validated parking at Hyatt Centric. The parking lot is located about two blocks away. Validation is for 2 hours – stay within the two hours! It is $4.00 for every half hour after that. Our service was so slow that we made it out with less than a handful of minutes to spare.

Service: Oh boy, where do I start? Our waitress was both the host and waitress for the entire restaurant. Why? I don’t know. There were about 4 other workers who only ran food out? HUH? Why? It led to huge backlogs in seating and ordering. She had a young man following her all night but he was not allowed to do anything. She forgot our waters and totally forgot one of our desserts.

She certainly turned on her charm for certain tables. And the restaurant was so small that we could hear it all. She was giving out free watermelon ice cream to the other tables. Dumb ole me actually went to this restaurant wanting to try the ice cream so obviously we didn’t get the free sample. In the end, as we were trying to pay out our check, she was too busy cutting up tomahawk steaks at the other tables. Once again, I saw other food runners doing it too so why did she as the only host/waitress do it?

Here’s the best part, we finally flagged down another person to swipe our credit card. A food runner came by to do it and she storms up and tells him not to and that he should not listen to whoever told him to do it and muttered to herself that no one should be running her checks (well, maybe don’t take 30 mins to run a credit card but okay). The only good part of service was that she gave us (and all kamaaina) 10% off our total check.

1/2 LB US Rib Eye Steak | $23.40

The menu is a bit confusing, it says there are two ways to have your steak on a bed of rice or salad. But the steak doesn’t come with that! You have to order those things ala carte, a bit misleading if you ask me. So yes, when you order steak – this is what you get. The meat you order and some corn.

US Rib Eye Steak & Garlic Shrimps | $29.70

This was my dish. I enjoyed it! Good steak, great shrimp and good corn too. Ha.

SIDES:

Garlic Fries ($6.00): Meh. Cold fries served with some golden fried minced garlic. Not great, would not order it again.

Creamed Spinach ($6.00): Are you serious? I have never had such bad creamed spinach in my life. It tasted like they boiled up some frozen spinach, added a teaspoon of cream and no seasoning. Awful.

Mashed Potato ($6.00): Finally a side done right. Was it instant? I don’t think so? I guess the consistency and texture could be mistaken for instant but the taste was good! If you are looking for a mash with some good lumps, this ain’t it.

Watermelon Ice Cream | $7.50

The infamous ice cream! Okay, I was super excited to try this and was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t the ice cream’s fault, I guess I was wanting more of a sorbet but it was definitely a vanilla ice cream with a light hint of watermelon. If you know me, I don’t like plain vanilla ice cream so it was a bit of a downer for me. Cute idea though!

Mixed Plate

Fried Saimin Combo (Garlic Shrimp) | $14.00

This Mixed Plate thing may become a weekly Friday post, gotta post these somewhere! Kau Kau Grill is located in Mapunapuna, get plenty business even though they have very little parking. I felt like some fried saimin during this lunch order and boy oh boy…did I not expect a scoop or rice and mac salad too. I mean…really? Why wouldn’t you just serve this as an all fried saimin plate? I would be okay with the same amount of shrimp, the rice and mac salad? Too much going on! The noodles and shrimp was good.

Singapore Rice Noodles | $10.50

Have you had Singapore noodles before? I never tried making it but I enjoy the light curry flavor in these noodles and all the veggies and shrimp thrown in! These skinny noodles are also one of my faves so it’s all around a great dish! I got this one from Kukui Cafe in Chinatown. Delish!

Passion Fruit Mille Crêpes | $9.00

Have you heard of Lady M? I’m most familiar with them in Asia and was excited to hear that Hawaii now has it! Waikiki Tea is a little teahouse located on Beachwalk (no parking, boo) so we ran in and grabbed a slice for ourselves! Well, I was super disappointed in my slice. The crepes tasted super dry and spongy. It was definitely not worth $9. I think these get shipped into Hawaii and well, it tasted like it was shipped to Hawaii. Do not recommend.

Rigo Hawaii – Kapahulu, HI

Rigo Hawaii is a great new Spanish/Italian restaurant located in the old Genki Sushi Kapahulu location. While the outside of the building looks the same, the renovations they made inside are INCREDIBLE. It’s a gorgeous restaurant and I am glad to report that although I went to this restaurant in it’s early days, we had a great time! We got seated in a very nice table (this never happens to me!), the food and service was great and I’m excited to share this with you! Quick tips:

Parking: Currently, parking is valet for $5.00. I scored the last street parking fronting the restaurant, what a great start to the evening!

Bathroom: JAPANESE TOILETS. Do I need to say more? Have a great bi-det (get it?).

Sangria | $7.00
seasonal fruit, orange juice, cranberry juice & red wine

I was super excited to see that they have a cocktail menu! Their website only lists wines and I don’t drink that…well I don’t know how to appreciate them just yet. Was super excited to see sangria on the menu but I was’t a fan of their sangria. Could be a bit sweeter and it had a bit of sour cream cheese taste? Weird right? Maybe that’s just me but I tasted something off!

Rigo Caesar Salad | $6.00 (Small)
romaine wedge with creamy homemade caesar dressing, croutons and black sesame tuile

Check out this salad. Fancy right? Well. Not a big fan of having to cut the leaves myself, haha. Yes, lazy plays a part in this but also because as I was trying to cut the leaves, the dressing was flying all over the place. I ended up just eating the whole leaves bite by bite on my fork. You see the black chunks all over? I thought it was something burnt but it’s not! It’s the black sesame tuile and it tasted nicely caramelized. What a nice surprise! The salad was pretty enjoyable.

Garlic Parmesan Bread | $5.00
out of the oven! garlic and parmesan bread for your starter, salad or soup!

Well, this place does not have complimentary bread. Sorry folks. We ordered this bread, it was alright. Four slices which we used to dip into our appetizer so I think I would have preferred some plain white bread…

Ajillo | $9.00
prawn fried with italian parsley butter

Look, these prawns are just swimming in butter. Can you go wrong? No. Did we want some (free?) plain bread to dip in the sauce? Yes. Great appetizer.

Andalucia Mojito | $8.00
rum, mint, lime, soda & sweet sherry

Redemption! After I finished my sangria, I went for my next go-to drink, a mojito. Can I just say? This was a great mojito, one of the best I’ve had! So glad I could find a good drink!

Seafood Paella | $23.00
manila clams, kauai shrimp, squid, carnaroli rice and seafood stock

This is one of their signature dishes and almost every table was getting it! This dish does take a while to cook so order it if you are not in a rush. I feel like we waited for about 20-30 minutes for it. The appetizers came out quick but the wait for this one dragged on a bit. The dish tasted good but I gotta say, the portion (especially the rice) was too little. I think the waiter said this can be a shared entree. No, I don’t think so – unless you guys are sharing more than one entree!

Carbonara with Portobello Fritto | $16.00
homemade fresh spaghetti with pancetta, onion, fresh cream, egg yolk, pepper, garlic, olive oil and portobello fritto

Pretty good dish, not a fan of rich cream based pastas usually but this was a nice choice for the evening. The portobello fritto was a nice contrast. You know what I would have loved? Maybe just a touch of truffle. I’m just a sucker for truffle.

Classic Tiramisu | $7.00
homemade creamy tiramisu made with coffee and mascapone cheese

This was a surprising dish for me. I’m not usually a fan of tiramisu but something about the pictures I saw online made me want to get this. I gotta say, while it’s not my favorite dessert, this was pretty good! I think I would have liked more mascapone cheese mixed in with the cream filling. Strong coffee flavor! If you like tiramisu, you will like this dessert!