Met up with Justin as soon as he came home to Hawai’i for the holiday’s. He’s a close high school friend, and busy at Yale law so I rarely ever get to see this guy! We went to Shokudo…home of some pretty random and fun dishes. Not serious food by any means, but tasty (especially the house-made tofu), and it sure puts a smile on my face.
Our meal, below:
Fresh Zaru Tofu…
…served with Green Onions, Sea Salt, and Nori…
…and Soy Dashi Broth.
Then, the Spider Roll: Soft Shell Crab Tempura with Crab Mayo, Cucumber, Burdock Root & Kaiware Sprouts.
And of course, the weirdly delicious Mochi Cheese Gratin. Mochi Cubes with Mozzarella & Soy Dashi Broth. Baked and Topped with Green Onions and Nori. So random.
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice: Crispy Sushi Rice Topped with Spicy Raw Tuna and Pickled Jalapenos.
No room for the famed honey toast – this was my first meal at Shokudo that didn’t end in honey toast! I had afternoon tea at the Moana Surfrider right before this, and was off to drinks/dessert with Farida afterwards…so gotta save room ^_^
Ala Moana Pacific Center, Ground Floor
1585 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814