Plate lunch. Even without macaroni salad, Ian's birthday dinner captured the essence of this quintessential local meal.
I purchased the kimchi and seaweed salad. The chicken katsu, katsu sauce and ahi poke were home-made. The katsu recipe was allegedly from L&L Drive-inn, plate lunch Valhalla. The poke recipe is from my head because anybody who loves Hawaii as much as I do knows how to make a decent ahi poke:
8 oz. of sashimi-grade ahi cut into 1/2" cubes
Korean chili (gochugaru)
Mix all together, adjusting amounts to your taste.
You must serve chicken katsu with plain white rice, and I like to put a layer of thinly sliced white cabbage beneath the chicken, you know, for fiber.