Red Stand – Keeaumoku, HI

I have my first paper due on Tuesday and I haven’t worked on it. I started it but I am nowhere near where I would like to be on a Sunday night. This paper is a bit more loose and introspective which I assume is why I haven’t had the motivation to finish, my procrastination was in full gear this weekend. Wait, I’ll back up on that. I did head out to the library yesterday (on a Saturday!) to start researching for hopefully my research for my master’s. It didn’t go well. I did borrow two books but dread the smell of moldy books, sorry if I’m in the minority on that one.

I also worked on my chapter notes for Tuesday’s class and somehow didn’t fall asleep until past 3 am last night. And! I got up at a very reasonable hour to do my laundry. The weather was crazy this weekend, pouring cats and dogs one minute and then sunny the next. We live in Hawaii for sure. Anyhow, fast forward to tomorrow night where I’m rushing to finish my paper. Ah, the life of a procrastinator.

Anyhoo, I’d like to share a special picnic meal I got recently from Red Stand. Red Stand is a cute little Korean shop that opened up in the Samsung Plaza lot on Keeaumoku. Small and super cute place. They open at 7am to serve up cute musubis and breakfast sets. I thought for the quality of the food, the prices were okay. The staff there were very nice. They also serve up food in the restaurant but it is a very small place and they share parking with 4 other crazy popular restaurants. Good luck on that one. It was so cute to see a little cart stationed at every table with the portable gas grill ready to go. They basically serve up Korean street food at your table, I’m looking forward to coming back here again for dine in. For this post, I’ll be sharing the Red Box Deluxe for $9.00.

150913-01Their very very high quality bento takeaway box. Very. I don’t know how long they can sustain serving their sets in these great boxes. I still can’t bring myself to throw it away.

150913-02They seem to enjoy eggs and seem to include it in almost all their sets. Isn’t this such a cute little set? Perfect for an outing. I like that they wrapped up the soup so well – leak proof! You can choose miso, kimchee or corn soup. I went for miso soup.

150913-03I wasn’t looking forward to the eggs initially but was pleasantly surprised by them. They weren’t as overcooked as they look here and were perfectly salted. The salad was good, it was a basic mix but they threw in some bacon bits and sliced nuts. The dressing was your basic vinaigrette.

150913-04The tuna kimchee triangle musubi. Fresh made by them – nice furikake rice. Very good.

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TTEOK KALBI RICE BURGER – you can choose from bulgogi or tteok kalbi. If you are given those choices, ALWAYS CHOOSE TTEOK KALBI.

150913-06I apologize for the caps. I just wanted my point to be clear. This is definitely best warm so if you have it later, try to nuke it a bit if you can. The patty is so delicious and juicy. It’s exactly what it sounds, rice serves as your “bread” and they add a mayonnaise type sauce, burger patty and lettuce. The lettuce isn’t really needed but it’s okay. If you have a chance, check them out! It’s a very cute store and the food is pretty good.

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