Some time back, my husband was reading an article in the newspaper about this couple from Kaneohe (yes, I said Kaneohe Hawaii – where I’m from) who were opening up a Ramen Shop and on Friday’s they served Hawaiian Food… WHAT?! I’m there!
I sent off an email to the establishment and received a very nice response saying that they are in the restaurant all the time; please stop in to say ALOHA!
We were greeted with a warm “ALOHA, welcome” by two young men and shown to a table.
Now, what to eat, what to GRIND?
I wanted to try everything and DH was eyeing up the next table’s HUGE ramen bowls… NO! It’s Aloha Friday, Hawaiian food is the order of the day!
Chicken Katsu, Corned Beef Hash, Egg, Spam and Hot Dog all on a bed of steamed white Rice
My husband finally decided on the Chicken Katsu Bento, MMM!
For myself, it just HAD to be the LauLau Plate! Oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! in my world) THAT was ONO~LICIOUS!! I had been looking forward to this afternoon’s lunch, we hadn’t had LauLau since last May when we were back home in Hawaii.
My husband and I usually share our plates, so I guess we did get to try several things.
As we were finishing up our meal, I asked one of the young men if Celeste was in the restaurant, “Yup, my Mom is in the kitchen, she made your food.” And just then up she walked, what a gracious hostess! We sat and talked for quite some time, only to find out that we (both my husband and I) have several friends in common, and yet we had never met Celeste back home in Kaneohe.
What a wonderful Aloha Friday afternoon and believe me, we will be back to Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More, often!
A Hui Hou!