on day 7, we went to angelo pietro’s for lunch, where they have a japanese-italian fusion thing going on. last year i had some kind of eggplant and cheese over pasta thing that was delicious, but it didn’t have any japanese flair to it. this year, i decided to try takana (sour pickled vegetable) and sausage pasta:
cameron had the natto pasta:
so initially, my takana and sausage pasta was really tasty. they had the whole asian thing going on with the shoyu (soy sauce)-based sauce, the dried seaweed, and the takana. but as i continued eating it, i felt kind of bad. it got to be way to salty. i think they should rethink the ratio of shoyu sauce to takana because as is, it becomes kind of overwhelming and unpleasant. in small quantities though, this is pretty good. cameron’s pasta was pretty good, but he thinks the one he makes at home is comparable so it wasn’t like life-changingly good (unlike holotta ice cream). i think next time i will try something with less japanese influence.
pietro’s is actually part of a larger japanese company that sells delicious dressings and marinades. last year when we came with wei and bing, we had the chance to try their raw potato salad with four different kinds of dressings. man, those were tasty! if you live anywhere that sells these dressings, they are excellent!
for dinner, cameron’s aunt gwen took us out for some pho at ???.
i think vietnamese food is just more expensive in hawaii since there is less of a demand. this bowl was $8 i think, but putting aside the cost, it was very tasty.
chi chi dango! it’s fun to say!
the green ones are melon-flavored, the pink ones are strawberry-flavored, and the white are normal. i still like the white ones best, but the other two were not bad either.
later on cameron and i got hungry again so we went to zippy’s! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…
CHILI MOCO!!! oh, isn’t she beautiful? rice, one hamburger patty, zippy’s chili, and two eggs over easy… GENIUS.
was it delicious? YES.
is it going to kill me? PROBABLY
that’s why cameron is supposed to stop me from ever eating one again. but man, it was tasty! the runny egg with that delicious chili was magical. actually, if i had things my way, i would get rid of the hamburger patty, add a couple more eggs, and MORE CHILI!!! good thing there is no zippy’s near caltech.