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Oahu’s Triple D – Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant

I believe that Vancouver (other than Japan) has some of the best sushi when it comes to quality or in value but when you’re in Hawaii, you can’t help but to eat Japanese style food because you’re surrounded by Japanese cuisine and people.

A Japanese friend that grew up in Oahu recommended this restaurant to me on my last visit and I told Patch that we have to return this time because I miss the Pokechos.

Gyotaku - I'm not so sure how they got the eyeball to look so alive...

Gyotaku means fish printing.  It’s a method for fishermen to record their catches back in the day.  The fish is covered with ink on one side and pressed onto the paper to make its marking. Large framed gyotakus covered the walls in the restaurant.  Read the rest of this entry

Oahu’s Triple D – Iyasume Musubi Express

If you have a rental car in Oahu, it’s very likely you will be going on long rides. That day we planned to go to Ko Olina beach and it’s about an hour ride out of the city.  So we needed to pack some quick goodies.  When you have 2 babies with you, it wasn’t an option to pack a romantic picnic basket.  We found Iyasume Musubi next to the King’s Court in Waikiki.

There's no eye catching storefront sign, but you will need to keep an eye out for the menus of the restaurants located inside.

Iyasume also served bento boxes but we got only musubi.  Mainly spam musubi as Patch looooooves spam.  Spam is something that I eww at but somehow I admit I cannot just take one bite whenever I eat something with spam (ie.  instant noodles with spam in Hong Kong, spam musubis, etc).   I don’t buy cans of spam at home though.  It’s like eating a can of msg, really.

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