FUUD with foodies at Side Street Inn

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The other day I got an e-mail from tech-geek extraordinaire Ryan Ozawa, asking if I’d like to attend a foodie meet-up at Side Street Inn.

He said one of the hosts of the wildly popular podcast “The Sporkful” — Mark Garrison — was coming through Honolulu from a food adventure in Japan and wanted to check out some local cuisine — with some local foodies.

He got me at “Side Street.”

So a bunch of us — including Nonstop’s Mari Taketa — met at the beloved dive on Hopaka Street to nosh on fried pork chops, fried rice, fried chicken — you get the idea.

Here’s what we ate:

The Sporkful

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Word was out: Mark Garrison (@thesporkful), co-host of the popular food podcast "The Sporkful," was in town for a couple of days — and he was hungry. On his agenda: poke from Side Street Inn (the original one). Nonstop's Mari Taketa showed him how to eat it.

17 comments
jamarilyn
jamarilyn

Looks so good. Honolulu has all the back street spots. One thing we don't have enough of on Maui. What a line up of guests, too. You guys are hot.

macnut
macnut

Man, I gotta stop looking at these pics... make me homesick. I don't think those are bonito flakes on the hiyayako, looks like that sweet shoyu enoki mushrooms. gotta try that.

justin
justin moderator

mmmm. pound cake.

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

i love SSI. i love everything about it. the landing strip brightness of the factory floor floods lighting up an alley with potholes big enough to swallow a pimped out escalade. the crowd out front, so well dressed, the girls in little black shifts and stilettos. the noise, different in every room.

i like to eat at the bar, because i'm usually alone, just arrived and hungry. fried rice, miso chicken, two big ass Kirins. the place always makes me feel like i'm where the action is. i always feel welcome, my every need attended to by great staff, even alone in my corner, from which i watch the folks of my beloved adopted Honolulu.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

CAT: Aaaiiiyyyaaahhhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! Is that natto on top of the tofu?

MaxMaxMax
MaxMaxMax

I was just driving by last night and wondered if it was worth going to! Thanks Cat!

lihinggirl
lihinggirl

Looks onolicious! Thanks for sharing!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

once in a while, loads of fried meat and beer really hits the spot. and the company was fantastic. fave dish: pot roast. and my first time for fried butter pound cake: am a fan.

M
M

Hello Cat!

Fuud pixs Friady!

Fried rice and Pork Chops are winnas!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

Nice! I love the gizzards! Wish I coulda gone....looks good

Cat
Cat

@jamarilyn Really!? I would think Maui had TONS! Next time I'm there, I'm gonna look!

Cat
Cat

@justin It's a must-try for sure! Maybe @nonstopmari needs to add this to the list.

Cat
Cat

@turkfontaine We should have introduced the Mainlanders to karaoke in a restaurant setting... There was definitely enough alcohol to make that happen. :)

Cat
Cat

@M I've been thinking about those pan-fried pork chops lately...

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

@Melissa808 gizzards. totally. fried and served with raw sliced potato and radishes is how my country boy father ate them.