Today we celebrate the things that we're thankful for. I'm thankful for everything that I have, my family, friends, health, and be ing able to celebrate another great day here in Hawaii with my grill and the ones I love! Mahalo for all of your support with Shakas x Alohas and may you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
This past Saturday Braddah Buda had the biggest Backyard BBQ that I've been to in quite awhile. As you can see there were choke (plenty, a shitload) of grills of all shapes and sizes everywhere. This pic was taken around 3:30pm and by the time we got there around 8:30pm there was still more food coming out! Aside from what came off the grill I saw a variety of fried fish, steamed fish, poke, lumpia, Korean fried chicken, prime rib, and on and on. Buda is such a great host and judging by the amount of people that showed up (choke), also a great friend to many. Mahalo Buda and Jensen for the invite and hospitality!
There were so many grills that not all made it into this photo!
This buggah was probably caught some time during the week by one of Buda's boys. Can't just go to Times and Foodland and pick one of these guys up!
"Pupu Kine" is a term Braddah Marlon came up with. It means a small unorganized BBQ with whatever you have at home in the fridge or your kitchen cabinets that can be BBQ'd within minutes and goes good with a cold beer. Today we had "pupu kine" BBQ with Portuguese sausage, hot dogs, kielbasa sausage and some zucchini. Perfect snack after a sesh and right before going home to eat dinner!
Bobo Kuamo'o serving up a frontside boneless in the keyhole!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
On our most recent trip we took to China we went to this spot on the beach in Sanya where there's a whole bunch of carts like the ones pictured set up one after another for about a quarter mile right on the beach. These carts open up at dark and go till 2am. The menu is whatever you see in front of you. Fresh fish (all different types), tako (octopus), squid, seaweed, shrimp, eel, and an assortment of veggies. You just pick and chose what you'd like for them to BBQ for you. There's a lady who sits behind the grill all covered up to keep from getting burnt and inhaling smoke I guess who bbq's up your order right in front of you. All dishes are skewered for easy cooking and the grill itself doesn't really have a grill on top. It's just the bottom half of the grill used to put wooden embers on the bottom of and then you lay the skewers across resting the stick on both edges of the grill.. There's a fan she uses to keep the fire nice and hot. The lady brushes on some type of oil, and sprinkles on spices and seasoning to everything that goes on the grill. Wish I knew what it was she was putting on there because it was ono! It's a pretty simple set up and from the looks of it. The food gets cooked pretty fast over the open fire. Aside from the BBQ there's a bunch of tables and lights set up on the beach with karaoke machines and quad rides available for your entertainment. I gotta say this was quite the experience and these ladies do an excellent job of making BBQ look so easy and taste so good! There's nothing like fresh fish on a stick, cold beers and a good group friends to enjoy it with!