One of my expensive Stanford wines, plus I went to Marukai and put together a Hokkigai sashimi platter, with shiso, cabbage and Japanese cucumber. There were 40 pieces at the beginning, for our table of seven. Prime rib was featured:
We might have drunk three bottles of wine:
Then this weekend I had a wonderful time in Honolulu, beginning with a stop at J-Shop on Young Street:
I got a pound of Japanese Wagyu Beef from Shizuoka:
Yes, the cost was more than $80 for two pieces, and I just fried one piece. They certainly cut the hamachi (Japanese Amberjack or yellow tail) into large pieces, and the rice was from Gifu. That is myoga (bud from a kind of ginger plant) to the left above (and cut in half below).
Yesterday I walked into downtown Honolulu and went for, perhaps, my favorite lunch, Shanghai Soup Dumplings at Chinatown Cultural Plaza: