Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 25, 2009

March 25th, 2009
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Either Takeshi (kun) had really quick eyes last week, or he already knew the answer to our WIH contest: Little Seoul Korean Restaurant. Please help me congratulate Takeshi-kun. Omedetou!

Funny side note: I recently drove by Little Seoul on the way to Wal-Mart, only to find out that the sign doesn't even look like that anymore. Oh well. At least you gotum! :P

A-ight, no more animated GIF hints for you this week, as it's pretty much a gimme. I even tried to crop the photo to make it a little more difficult, but it's still pretty dang obvious. LOL! Pretty much the first person to check this after 12:00AM midnight will be the winnah. Bonus points for da one(s) who can name what "dish" this is and which location dis stay. :)

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 25, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 25, 2009

Hint: Are you serious?


Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Since the answer will come pretty quickly for this one, let's keep the convo going by revealing what your favorite dish is from this place... (wherever this may be) :P
* You gonna watch Idol tonight? Who do you predict will be going home?
* Who's off with me tomorrow? (Prince Jonah Kuhio Day) How you planning to spend your holiday?
* New song? ;)

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y'all. :)

37 Responses to “Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 25, 2009”

  1. Coconut Willy:

    Um fly swatter soup from who the heck knows?


  2. kuys.d:

    Um, yeah! (it's at some buffet line, that bowl is where the serving spoon would go, right?) . . . dude, you killin' us.

    I going throw in this guess, Elena's!


  3. snow:

    I'll guess Zippy's! Zip Min at Zippy's? Actually, I dunno what all that stuff in your little white bowl is so maybe I dunno... but I got my guess in! :)


  4. hemajang:

    I'd go with snow and that mustard shoyu in the little white bowl. I like their portuguese bean soup.


  5. kate:

    @snow - the little white bowl...shoyu and mustard?


  6. MakiSushi:

    Yup, l think snow get'um. I cannot handle ZipMin - too oily for me. I'm with hemajang, their Portuguese bean soup is top notch. Like their fried chicken too.


  7. uncle jimmy:

    i think snow is right, but which Zippy's? maybe the one off Vineyard downtown where they have the sit-down side..


  8. NeedaHobby:

    I think Snow is right. I like the chili there. I tried the Chili Moco (like Loco Moco but w/ chili instead of brown gravy) and it was actually really good. Well...not good for you..but ono! My absolute favorite from Zippys has to be the apple napples!


  9. kuys.d:

    Oooh, zippy's fried chicken is one of those things I gotta have when I'm on Oahu. This is lame, but I always order a couple sides of garlic bread too. And from Napoleon's, I dig the flaky donuts, that stuff gotta be worse than red meat!


  10. Melissa:

    Wow, snow, you're good!! I would never have guessed Zippy's till I saw your post!


  11. tita leerz:

    Yes, like everyone else, it looks like Zippy's Zip Min. I would have said won ton min but I think they serve that in the regular saimin bowls.
    Which Zippy's? I'm guessing either Mililani or Waipio.

    @Maki...yay for the return of the original fried chicken! Their "new cuts" was so rip off! Everytime you bite into it you hit like part of a rib cage or something. I think "new cuts" actually meant "cheap cuts." LOL!


  12. MakiSushi:

    Hey tita, "cheap cuts", you got it right! Dat kine "marketing" change no good; no mess with da original. Donkeys!! :lol:


  13. Ynaku:

    You guys keep talking about Zippys. Making my hungry for Fried Chicken and Chili. Aigoo


  14. snow:

    kate - i thought it was shoyu mustard in that bowl but i was trying to figure out what those little white specks were... i never noticed that in my shoyu mustard!? maybe i was looking too hard trying to figure out if ed was trying to throw us off! ha ha... :D

    melissa - my husband, son, and FIL all eat zip min trom time to time so i see that silver bowl often enough! we end up at zippy's kind of often because it's convenient (late night, something in the neighborhood).


  15. kate:

    I rarely order zip min because I can never eat it all. Too much food for me.

    Anybody coming my way, bring me a zip pac! No worry about airport security. They'll let the zip pac through no problem. Did that enough times.

    So if everybody agree it's a zip min, I'll go play Uncle Jimmy's game...

    Guess Which Zippy's?

    My vote is for McCully.


  16. kate:

    snow -

    you notice the little white bowl already dirty? Ed was eating and already used the shoyu mustard. The little white specks are probably grease from the soup or whatever he dipped in.

    Or maybe he needs a new camera.


  17. tita leerz:

    anyone noticed they changed their noodles a while back? i think that's when i stopped eating the saimin there...i prefer the original noodles...like the original chicken. :)


  18. mcat:

    hmmm... this was hard until I read snow's comment. I agree. Zip Min at Zippys!


  19. World Wide Ed:

    * Coconut Willy:
    Um fly swatter soup from who the heck knows?

    Fly swatter soup C Dubbs? *scratched head*

    * kuys.d:
    Um, yeah! (it's at some buffet line, that bowl is where the serving spoon would go, right?) . . . dude, you killin' us.

    I going throw in this guess, Elena's!

    Hehe, one of these days Elena's gonna be correct kuys! :P

    * snow:
    I'll guess Zippy's! Zip Min at Zippy's? Actually, I dunno what all that stuff in your little white bowl is so maybe I dunno... but I got my guess in!

    Good job snow! The white bowl is the mustard/shoyu combo action.

    * hemajang:
    I'd go with snow and that mustard shoyu in the little white bowl. I like their portuguese bean soup.

    Good call on the PBS hemmaz! After trying to make our own (take soooo long!), I'd much rather just buy it here. LOL!

    * kate:
    @snow - the little white bowl...shoyu and mustard?

    Word! Good eye katedawg!

    * MakiSushi:
    Yup, l think snow get'um. I cannot handle ZipMin - too oily for me. I'm with hemajang, their Portuguese bean soup is top notch. Like their fried chicken too.

    Have you noticed that the tempura shrimp is shrinking too? :(

    * uncle jimmy:
    i think snow is right, but which Zippy's? maybe the one off Vineyard downtown where they have the sit-down side..

    Nope, but (kinda) close uji!

    * NeedaHobby:
    I think Snow is right. I like the chili there. I tried the Chili Moco (like Loco Moco but w/ chili instead of brown gravy) and it was actually really good.

    Hmm... That doesn't sound right Hobbz. Guess I gotta see what it looks like to make a better assessment. ;)

    * kuys.d:
    Oooh, zippy's fried chicken is one of those things I gotta have when I'm on Oahu. This is lame, but I always order a couple sides of garlic bread too. And from Napoleon's, I dig the flaky donuts, that stuff gotta be worse than red meat!

    Why is ordering garlic bread lame kuys? She goes!

    * Melissa:
    Wow, snow, you're good!! I would never have guessed Zippy's till I saw your post!

    Guess it wasn't as obvious as I thought eh MC? ;)

    * tita leerz:
    Yes, like everyone else, it looks like Zippy's Zip Min. I would have said won ton min but I think they serve that in the regular saimin bowls.
    Which Zippy's? I'm guessing either Mililani or Waipio.

    Getting colllllder leerz! :)

    * MakiSushi:
    Hey tita, "cheap cuts", you got it right! Dat kine "marketing" change no good; no mess with da original. Donkeys!!

    Donkeys! LOL!

    * Ynaku:
    You guys keep talking about Zippys. Making my hungry for Fried Chicken and Chili. Aigoo

    LOL! I just ate lunch, and I'm still hungry for dat donkey, er chicken!

    * snow:
    kate - i thought it was shoyu mustard in that bowl but i was trying to figure out what those little white specks were... i never noticed that in my shoyu mustard!? maybe i was looking too hard trying to figure out if ed was trying to throw us off! ha ha...

    Wot? Like some Photoshop action snow? I would never do such a thing. ;)

    * kate:
    Guess Which Zippy's?

    My vote is for McCully

    Winnah winnah (Zippy's) Chicken Dinnah! Way to go katedawg!

    * kate:
    snow - you notice the little white bowl already dirty? Ed was eating and already used the shoyu mustard. The little white specks are probably grease from the soup or whatever he dipped in. Or maybe he needs a new camera.

    Haha! No, not my camera. It was actually the damage after we ate already. So yeah, all the oil and scraps from the Zip Min stay in dea.

    * tita leerz:
    anyone noticed they changed their noodles a while back? i think that's when i stopped eating the saimin there...i prefer the original noodles...like the original chicken.

    Didn't notice that leerz, but I do notice when they don't boil (unfreeze?) it enough! Stay in clumps! Yuck!

    * mcat:
    hmmm... this was hard until I read snow's comment. I agree. Zip Min at Zippys!

    True dat mcat! Hehe, dat rhymes!


  20. tita leerz:

    wid da old noodles, i know for sure never came frozen. they came fresh and dry. and you know, when it's boiling, they supposed stir da "pot" so no stick.


  21. snow:

    kate - oh yeah, i noticed that ed already used the shoyu mustard... da bowl dirty already!! lol... :D


  22. kuya.d:

    eh, how come they no fundraiser the chicken? I rather have that over the chili anyday!


  23. kuya.d:

    And let me just say, Pearl City was king of Zippy's. Think about it, waimalu (across from best buy), waiau (by the power plant), and PC (by longs drugs).

    And back in high school, erryone used to order chili burrito. Then when we used to hang in the parking lot, always had the call out, no fight, just the call out. So shame, no?


  24. skycastles:

    kuya - don't forget the one at Sears in Pearlridge


  25. kuya.d:

    And Waipio - those kids go Pearl City. . . (no, leerz?)


  26. tita leerz:

    @kuya...But Pearl City Zippy's has a sushi bar! Amazing how get 4 Zippy's in one area and all always busy!

    Waipio kids go PC...even though they go past Waipahu. Weird, huh?


  27. kate:

    tita -

    my sister and mom said the sushi there not so good. not fresh. I said maybe they went on the wrong day? You tried it yet?

    my family is in Aiea so we go to PC zippys. Waimalu for take out.


  28. kuya.d:

    @kate - I dunno, last time I had sushi at the PC one was pretty good, pricey, but good.

    Ed- here's a topic idea - fave zippy's and fave zippy's story, huh?


  29. kate:

    kuya.d -

    my sister's friend told her the sushi there was good (but expensive) so she and my mom went there for lunch one day. maybe she's just picky and likes to complain.


  30. kuya.d:

    My friend took me to Kuru-Kuru at Pearl Kai and they were grinds for sushi. I like the conveyor belt deal. Their bowls were good.


  31. Syxx:

    I shame. For the life of me, I couldn't recognize the bowl. I guess I was trying too hard cuz I thought it was the sukiyaki from Kenny's Restaurant. :oops: But then again, the last time I ate "inside" at Zippy's (10 years ago, in high school), I could have sworn the Zip Min was served in a gigantic plain ceramic bowl.

    Take heart in knowing you confused at least one person, Ed-sama!


  32. tita leerz:

    @kate...I usually just eat salmon nigiri. The ration of fish to rice is huge! So much fish. I've never had a bad experience with it. Always like butter and melt in your mouth. Occasionally, I'll have some ikura or a roll but I'm mainly there for the salmon and the restaurant special of the day. :)


  33. kate:

    ok. time to make a list of where to eat on my next trip home. will be there in july. any suggestions?

    Tita, thanks. I'll have to go there and try for myself. yummm


  34. mcat:

    aww no new blog today... hehee.


  35. tita leerz:

    @kate....yanagi sushi, Doraku in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center...hhhmmm...

    we're hijacking ed's blog again.


  36. M:

    Hello Ed from Shinagawa, Japan!


  37. World Wide Ed:

    * tita leerz:
    wid da old noodles, i know for sure never came frozen. they came fresh and dry. and you know, when it's boiling, they supposed stir da "pot" so no stick.

    Ho, noodle expert! When can we come over for home made saimin leerz? 8)

    * snow:
    kate - oh yeah, i noticed that ed already used the shoyu mustard... da bowl dirty already!! lol...

    LOL! Sorry yeah!

    * kuya.d:
    eh, how come they no fundraiser the chicken? I rather have that over the chili anyday!

    Oooh, good idea! Maybe the Zippy's marketing peeps will read this start um up. Dey bettah give you credit though! Haha!

    * kuya.d:
    And back in high school, erryone used to order chili burrito. Then when we used to hang in the parking lot, always had the call out, no fight, just the call out. So shame, no?

    Ho, talk about ghetto kuys! Nah! Our problem was saying bye to erryone in the restaurant, and then staying 30 more minutes in the parking lot. LOL!

    * tita leerz:
    But Pearl City Zippy's has a sushi bar! Amazing how get 4 Zippy's in one area and all always busy!

    That sushi bar was pretty good last time I went there back in the day (and they give BIG pieces!). Anyone have a current review?

    * kate:
    tita - my sister and mom said the sushi there not so good. not fresh. I said maybe they went on the wrong day? You tried it yet?

    Oops, I spoke too soon. Hehe!

    * kuya.d:
    Ed- here's a topic idea - fave zippy's and fave zippy's story, huh?

    Oooh, we all should have choke stories yeah? I go queue dat one up.

    * kuya.d:
    My friend took me to Kuru-Kuru at Pearl Kai and they were grinds for sushi. I like the conveyor belt deal. Their bowls were good.

    I only went there one. I can't remember clearly, but I think I remember it being decent, for "fast food" kine. I still like Genks more though.

    * Syxx:
    Take heart in knowing you confused at least one person, Ed-sama!

    Awwwwright! ;)

    * kate:
    ok. time to make a list of where to eat on my next trip home. will be there in july. any suggestions?

    If it's sushi/Japanese food you're looking for, you HAVE TO go to my favorite: Tokkuri-Tei!

    * mcat:
    aww no new blog today... hehee.

    Hehe, yeah, sorry mcat. Was busy running around doing errands on my off day. :( Will be back tomorrow fo sho!

    * tita leerz:
    @kate....yanagi sushi, Doraku in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center...hhhmmm...

    we're hijacking ed's blog again.

    Haha, das cool. I like dat we help each oddah.

    * M:
    Hello Ed from Shinagawa, Japan!

    Osu! M-san! Havin' fun!?!? I'm jealous!!!