One More for the Bread Pudding Files :)

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A few weeks ago I was invited to a friend’s birthday party at the Ruth Chris in Restaurant Row. Excited for steak? Yes. Excited for the sweet potato casserole and garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach? Even More. I’m a firm believer that I could walk into a steak house and leave happy consuming no steak and every single one of the sides and dessert. I’m a sides & starch & sweets lady.

But of everything I ate that night, and trust me, I ate quite a bit, I only took a picture of one item. Why? Well I didn’t want to embarrass everyone, especially the birthday girl and it would have been quite rude of me to bust out my camera every five seconds. But I did make sure to get a photo of the most important order the night.

Well, duh…BREAD PUDDING! You already know I love BP in any shape, size and form. I do not discriminate. Unless it doesn’t taste good. I was EXCITED for this BP! I even looked up the menu online, anticipating the, “Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce – Our definitive version of a traditional New Orleans favorite.” So we ordered. And it came. And it was huge. But you know what? It was just an okay BP that left me longing for a square from Kakaako Kitchen. Not warm enough, and the outside wasn’t as crisp as the dark shade of brown would lead you to believe. The sauce was super rum-my, good or bad depending on your preference, soaking through the textureless, gummy innards. The high point: an abundance of raisins studded throughout the pudding, there was clearly no shortage. And raisins are good for the tastebuds, so that made me happy. One more BP down, a bazillion more to go! :)

5 Comments
  • K & S
    August 10, 2007

    okay, now you’ve got my interest peaked even more for the Kakaako Kitchen BP…I hope I can wait until my next trip home!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 10, 2007

    Hey Kat!The Kakaako BP is a definite MUST TRY!!! :)

  • anonymous
    August 10, 2007

    I’ve got one loaf of hawaii sweet bread in the freezer that I’m saving for “the special day” when I makes me some BP for a long, cold winter nite. The whole experience of eating it should be even better in front of a roaring fire (eh, if we only had a fireplace!).Catching up on your previous posts and everything looks so fun and yummy (the gift cake for your friend!) but the 2 pics that got me were the xmas decorations on the roof! I swear, it felt like my heart got stuck in my throat…I still have Christmas Parade of Lights photos on my camera from December 2006! Just one of those memories that I never want to let go, or delete in this case, because it’s always nice to have a reminder of home. sigh….KAT! You lucky U, you get to go home next year! I’m stuck here…

  • anonymous
    August 11, 2007

    i think you are right about the kakaako bp. not that i have tried many others/am not the expert like you, but i liked it because ther ewere no rasins or nuts. just BP! i almost wrote PB which would be good too! pbbp!(shann)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 11, 2007

    Hey Rowena!ooooo, that already sounds like an excellent BP in the making! I definitely had some good memories from that summer after graduation. I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to go back to Hawaii next year – only 15 days paid vacation, and I dunno if I should go home or go somewhere I’ve never been! :)Shann!lol, I have a feeling we’re going to be eating a lot of PB and not so many $12 blue ribbon BP this fall!

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