Sorry I haven't been posting many recipes lately. I haven't been doing much cooking while on vacation aside from making toast and mixing up Ovaltines.
There's a saying in Hawaii that goes "Lucky you live Hawaii." People who live here know that this is the best place on earth. If ever there was evidence that this is the best place on earth, it has to be the party we went to last night at my Auntie Amy's house.
Where else can you have a party where you hire your own sushi chef and your own tempura chef. They spent the evening preparing sushi and tempura to order. The sushi was the freshest of fresh and the tempura was hot and crispy.
My toddler (with the million dollar taste buds) loves fish eggs and ate her weight in ikura and tobiko. My four-year-old happily gobbled down musubi and shrimp tempura. It was the perfect party. See for yourself!
The tempura chef with his killer propane set up.
The pair working in tandem. In foreground: a plate of gyoza and tempura (deep-fried) california maki sushi.
At the end of the evening, the sushi chef made platters of nigiri with his leftover fish. The photo doesn't do it justice, but the ahi was deep red. No where but Hawaii do you see ahi like that. Everything we get on the mainland, no matter how good, is not the same caliber as what is available in Hawaii.
Everyone's favorite: shrimp tempura. I want some right now.