Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited

August 1st, 2012
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Sorry peeps, it's been another one of those crazy days weeks months YEARS! :P

Spent most of my week on mayjah kine concalls at work in addition to trying to finish up my August article for AroundHawaii, so I nevah had time fo put togeddah this week's Where In Hawaii game. Gomen yeah?

Anyways, here's a little snippet from that article that went live earlier today at midnight. In the comment area below, share with us who your favorite lunch wagon is!

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Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited

The last time I covered the Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street near Keeaumoku), the majority of their menu items consisted of the noodle (soba or udon) and don (rice bowls) variety. Since then, they've expanded their menu to include well received plate lunch style items like teriyaki or mushroom chicken, steak, and a Japanese style beef stew called Hayashi Rice. I figgah now's a good time as any to pay chef Tomoki Ito a (re)visit to see what's new... with a little food p0rn/eye candy of course!

One of my favorite (and incidentally one of their most popular) dishes here is the mushroom chicken. Made with egg and tempura flour, the breaded crispiness of the chicken is offset nicely with the rich "graviness" of the rue. With a side of spinach and Japanese style mac salad, this one is fo' real kine brok' da mout'!

Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)
Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)

Prepared in a similar way sans the gravy, is their Teriyaki Chicken plate. Love the touch with the Furikake over the rice!

Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)
Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)

Another favorite of mine is the Hayashi Rice Plate (the Japanese style beef stew). Here's a shot of that gem.

Hayashi Rice plate ($8)
Hayashi Rice plate ($8)

Wifey likes their Buta Shougayaki (Pork Ginger) plate, which is strange because she's not a fan of ginger. In fact, neither am I, but we both can sure whack this buggah like that. Here's a shot of Yajima-Ya's combination plate with Pork Ginger and Wafu style New York Steak w/ponzu...

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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5 Responses to “Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited”

  1. snow:

    that looks yummy! i'll have to remember that lunch wagon if i'm ever around there during lunchtime... or, maybe i just need to make a special trip!


  2. Hoku:

    Yajima-Ya Lunch wagon has the best mushroom chicken in the state... I think i'm going there right now...


  3. Kage:

    I will need to check them out one day. Hardly in the area during lunch time. Will have to make an effort to go out there soon.

    @Ed- shneeky slipping in the CONTINUED link to your complete write up.... :)


  4. Chicken Grease:

    EEk! I thought Yajima-Ya lunch wagon only served __________-don type servings. Must go consider this wagon again. I like how the wagon's in its own gravelly lot, picnic tables can eat at.

    Is the wagon connected with that COSMO gasoline service station nearby?

    See you and your gear at the games, Ed!


  5. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.snow:
    that looks yummy! i'll have to remember that lunch wagon if i'm ever around there during lunchtime... or, maybe i just need to make a special trip!

    Haha! Do it! Let me know what you think. :)

    * 2.Hoku:
    Yajima-Ya Lunch wagon has the best mushroom chicken in the state... I think i'm going there right now...

    LOL! Awesome! Maybe I'll run into you there one day Hoks?

    * 3.Kage:
    @Ed- shneeky slipping in the CONTINUED link to your complete write up....

    ;)

    * 4.Chicken Grease:
    Is the wagon connected with that COSMO gasoline service station nearby?

    Yup, same ownership Ceeg! See ya at the UH games!