A few months ago the bottom floor to the Waikiki Shopping Plaza was turned into a food court decorated to replicate the alleys of Yokota, a lot of locals are referring to it as Ramen Road. I’ll be doing a post of the entire floor a little later because it really is a cool looking place that offers so many different Japanese dishes. But for now, I must focus on one of the restaurants that I’ve tried there. Tsujita, known for their long lines in their L.A. and Japan locations and frequented by many celebrities, has gained popularity because of their thick broths simmered down for hours. I don’t know what they put in their broth but from the first taste I was hooked. I love the style of the “dip” noodle, the noodles presented separately from the broth and dipping, slurping, chewing and savoring every flavor. So yummy!
I love the earthy, woodsy feel of this restaurant. It definitely transports you to Japan for the duration of your meal, which it nice when you’re eating there on your lunch break from work.
I was pretty hungry so I went for the Ajitama Tsukemen (Tsukemen with soft boiled egg) as well as their Spicy Tuna Bowl. I enjoyed both! If you ever get around to visiting this Ramen Road it’ll probably be hard to decide between their 16 vendors, but I can honestly say that this place is good and worth a try.
2250 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hi 96815
Life has been pretty busy. I wish I had more time to sit at my computer and blog- it’s the one thing that really helps me escape, this and reading a book or watching a good movie. Honestly it’s so hard to get a good amount of downtime to do either.
I love this picture of Aria! She started a little cold last week so obviously she was very grumpy so I’m glad I caught one of the rare moments when she was happy. She’s constantly wanting to be carried, she’s had a runny nose that had her throwing tantrums because she was so irritated and there have been a few sleepless nights. It’s so sad and at times frustrating. Of course I can’t blame baby but when I have to get things done sometimes I just have to put her in her crib and let her cry while I try to do as much as I can. I’ve been feeling like a zombie for almost a week now.
Last week Friday was my son Maui’s homecoming football game and senior night. They won!!! He played so well and it was nice that so many of my family members were able to show up and support him. This Saturday is their last season game before heading off to the playoffs. Hopefully they can make it pretty far (fingers crossed).
We very rarely take pictures with all 6 of us in it. Even in this picture my mom is included lol. Maybe for Christmas this year we’ll get some professional ones done with all of us.
On Saturday Tea went to my niece’s birthday party. My cousin let my niece invite a few of her closest friends and had someone come over and give an art lesson. They were all taught to draw the same thing- a picture of a mermaid. Tea sent me this photo of her painting. Kahele and I were so confused on what we were looking at lol. Kahele saw a blue volcano with orange lava flowing into the sea and I…. sort of agreed with him hahaa! But when Tea came home she explained that the blue volcano is actually the mermaid’s hair and the orange is her tail! Do you see it now?! She loved it so much that she wants to paint all the damn time now. Maybe she has a future, she’s way better than her father and I am for sure.
Sunday BBQ was so relaxing! The weather was so pretty and the sunset and rainbows were gorgeous.
Well, that’s pretty much been whats been going on in my life as of late. Hopefully I’ll have a new post soon!
I am a mother of a 17 year old! That is so crazy to say. Seventeen years ago today I gave birth to my oldest, Maui. There is just something special about your first experience giving birth. I had no idea what to expect, I was young and scared. But as soon as he came out I had an overwhelming sense of love that I’d never felt before. This life that I had been carrying was finally in my arms.
Maui has no idea what a blessing he is. My life could have been way different (not for the better) if I didn’t have him. Having him forced me to make some really good decisions about the direction I wanted my life to go. I literally started to live my life for him. He is the first grandson as well as the first great-grandson on both sides of my family, so he was and still is very doted upon by everyone in the family.
It’s been amazing to see all of his accomplishments throughout the years. He is so dedicated when it comes to his sports and I just know deep down that he will go far. I pray that he continues to be the respectful, caring and driven young man that he is today.