Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What a Treat - Dinner with a Chef

Another meal from the Holidays, that I wanted to share with everyone. Sorry it's not very timely, but good food should always be shared with others. Emi, her parents, and myself enjoyed an awesome meal with Emi's cousin Scott Sakaguchi, a trained chef in town from Hawaii visiting for the holidays. Emi's cousins Harry and Dawn (Scott's sister) live in Lynnwood and graciously hosted us for a family get together, with Scott as the "entertainment" for the night. Scott is the executive chef at the Contemporary Museum Honolulu Cafe (check out the menu). Also since his aunt is vegan, he can cook up some delicious vegan meals as well. So if you're vegan and in Hawaii, I have just the place for you. Doubt any vegans really frequent this blog, but you never know.
We started off the night with his spicy tuna rolls. We love homemade sushi rolls because it always reminds us of family gatherings such as this one.

One of the highlights of the night, the homemade hummus! Amazing and served with tomatoes, cucumber, AND homemade bread! The hummus was great, not your standard overpowering Costco hummus, but made from scratch. Emi tried to pry the recipe out of Scott, but he wouldn't relent. He told us this is one of their specialties.

A Hawaiian favorite, Li Hing pineapple. Li Hing is a sweet and sour powder that is added to everything in Hawaii. I'm assuming the pineapple was brought in from Hawaii too because it was sweet and juicy and not too acidic. With the Li Hing powder added to it, it was a great unique Hawaiian inspired treat.

For dinner Scott made a stuffed beef roast with root vegetables. Just the hearty, stomach filling meal we required on a cold winter evening.

Mixed greens salad with Scott's homemade salad dressing.

Chocolate cake with whipped cream topping. He made the cakes, then spread raspberry jam and fresh raspberries between them before layering them and adding his whipped cream which of course wasn't of the can variety.

The dogs were passed out after playing all night and after this amazing meal all I wanted to do was curl up on the ground with them.

We can't wait until he comes back to visit! - Kyle and Emi

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