Monday, February 09, 2009

Pho Mai Lan

1160 Maunakea St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 528-3663

One of my favorite things to do when I'm at home is to try new pho places in Chinatown. Pho is one of the few foods that are impossible to find in Shanghai (well, there are Vietnamese restaurants, but none of them make a decent bowl of pho. Which makes no sense to me, since all of the ingredients are readily available here. And it's more similar to Chinese food than other foreign cuisines.) So basically I am craving pho every day by the time I get home.

I really liked Mai Lan as a new option downtown. It has a very extensive menu - way more choices than just pho and summer rolls (even though that was all we ordered...will have to try something new next time!)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

One last meal

This is quite an old post, but I still wanted to put it up here. On my last night in Honolulu, I insisted that the fam go out to eat with me...first pho at Hale Vietnam (not my first choice for pho, but more convenient than going to Chinatown) and then red mango in waikiki!

The pho:

Lemongrass chicken bun:

Seafood soup (this was pretty bleh)

Highlight of the meal:

Sunday, February 01, 2009

An old favorite

Mmmm, Gina's meat jun felt like 5 pounds of food in there!