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May 12, 2008

Chibo Yakisoba (212)

For Mother's Day the family decided we should beat the crowds and eat out on Saturday instead of Sunday. We went to a restaurant at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center called Chibo, which is an "Okonomiyaki" restaurant. I had actually never heard of this type of food before and really wasn't sure how I'd like eating Japanese food in a crepe, so I went with the yakisoba. They cooked it right in front of us and this amused the kidlets for about 5 minutes before they were throwing napkins, stealing chopsticks to break them apart and toss them, and asking to go outside.

I don't eat yakisoba very often but have made it a few times at home myself. I got the "Chibo" combination special dinner. Though the food was good, I'm not really sure it was worth the money. I guess it's the experience you pay for. I have additional pictures of the food that I will post tomorrow!

For today I have leftover yakisoba from the kid's meal. Buddy and Baby Girl split a yakisoba dish with chicken and pork, so that is what I am eating today.

I added some green onions to the top to give it a bit more color and added in a flower-shaped onigiri with nori paste in the middle and small umeboshi stuck into the middle. This tasted pretty good reheated!


Lunch Buckets said...

oh, I think I saw this type of food on a Tony Bourdain show ... apparently it's meant to be eaten with copious amounts of beer :)

kitty said...

*gasp* You went to Chibo's and didn't order okonomiyaki??? Its what you go there for! I tried their yakisoba before, it was alright. I'm not sure about the copious amount of beer part but shirokiya gets okonomiyaki sometimes during their fairs. I don't know if its a regular thing now, they made a takoyaki station where the mochi treats used to be.

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Pikko said...

Lunch Buckets: Hmm, next time maybe I should go with the Mr. without the kiddies, then we could do the beer thing. ;)

kitty: lol! I saw one cooking and it just did not look like my kind of food!! A cabbage pancake? Yech! Plus, I tried one of the crepe style yakisoba dishes that my sis-in-law got and I didn't really like it. >.<

midsummerprism: Thanks for the nice comment and for reading! :D

kastinkerbell said...

I think you may have miscounted! I think this is #212. :)

Pikko said...

Ack, so I did! lol! Thanks for pointing that out.

Erika said...

LOL, I've told you about okonomiyaki before, but you never heard of it.

I guess you don't like cooked cabbage?

kitty said...

Actually I don't notice the cooked cabbage too much when I eat okonomiyaki. I don't remember the Chibo's one too much but the shirokiya one has a lot more yakisoba than cabbage. I dunno about the crepe filled one... never tried that before.