Today I had help from Kelli because she offered to be the driver for me as I delivered the lunches for Lanakila Pacific's Meals on Wheels program. After completing the deliveries that take approximately an hour with the help of a second person, it was the perfect time and area for lunch at one of our favorite spots, Mr. Mandoo.
I've posted a few times about Mr. Mandoo and those posts can be seen at these following links.
Anyway, today we has a Kogi Fried Mandoo 9 piece side order and a Steak & Kalbi Mix Plate for about $18. We ate there and shared the food.
The owner told us that they've changed their fried mandoo a lot so let her know how it is after we try it. It was delicious! This new version seems to have a much crispier outside while also having a juicy and moist inside. We really enjoyed, but *warning* watch out for those juices! They may squirt out as you crunch in to take a bite!
This was my first time trying the steak and kalbi. The steak was tender even at a medium well preparation (how Kelli prefers it). The kalbi has a nice flavor with a slightly spicy kick to it.
Everything went well together especially with the little dish of pickled vegetables. The pickling juices also doubled as a nice second dipping sauce for the mandoo and steak!
If you think you might be interested in volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program to help get hot lunches to Hawaii's seniors, you can read more about it here: http://nakama-m-photos.blogspot.com/2010/10/lanakila-pacific-good-table-dinner-at.html/. Or just ask me if you want to help me on a route. :)
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Rick Nakama (R) GRI SFR SRES