Have you heard of Box Jelly? It's Hawaii's FIRST Co-working space. I read about these existing in the mainland and how well it has worked for people like ME who run their own businesses and lack corporate space to hold meetings, conferences, and just an "office" to focus on work in.
Britney came out and greeted me and I joined their newsletter. I'm so glad I did because I could use Box Jelly in the future!! I was looking for a space to hold meetings for my friends in the town area and this just might be a great fit.
Now, back to food. So, Britney told me that they are working with vendors to share co-space with and offer different menus on the daily. For those of us who around this area, eating Subway, Sushi, Mcdonalds, and Bale gets old quick. To have this option is awesome!
Different vendors every day allows us to have a variety of foods during the week. Not only does this help promote Box Jelly and what they do, but our local vendors looking for a place to provide their services. What an awesome collaboration! For my readers, if you or someone you know is looking for a spot to sell their food during the week from 11 am to 3 pm, please contact Britney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbit Food eateries too. For all the health nuts in the area that like eating leafy greens, no meat, and all organic. :)
What I'd love to see is SAMOAN FOOD. Palusami and pani popo please. Thank you.
My entree consisted of BBQ chicken marinated in soy sauce, onion, ketchup, garlic, and citrus juice (lemon/lime). It reminded me of the filipino version called Inasal. It was pretty good!
There was kalua pig and cabbage. I guess every culture has their pork and cabbage deal, huh? Then there was this long rice dish with cucumbers in it. It was a little spicy and I later learned it's cooked with Kim Chee Paste. At this point, I was wondering what cultural food I was REALLY eating.
The salad was like a cole slaw with a light dressing. Nothing to scream home about. But see that white log sitting on my rice? That is tapioca. It was FREAKIN ONO! It's like a shaped cassava cake with just enough sweet to satisfy your taste buds. It was a nice counter flavor to the powerful ones on that plate. I wish I had TWO of those.
On the far left is a slew of banana desserts. Banana Pie, banana cake, and banana fritters or tempura as they called it. I asked them what they call it back home and it was Banana Usr. I won't be catching any cramps on the plane tonight with all the potassium in my system now.
The banana pie crust was really good. It reminded me of the crust of the pineapple pies from Tammy's Polynesian Market in Waipahu. But the filling caught me by surprise. First you taste the banana. Then the strong taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, or clove punches you right in the mouth. I couldn't handle it. The flavor was a too strong for me. So, I picked the crust off and left the filling behind.
The banana cake was tasty but not as good as what my son bakes up. I'm biased. I'm sorry. The banana fritters reminded of me of my moms. It was pretty good. Nice bite sized pieces that were properly drained of oil.
Overall the meal was satisfying. I think next time, I'll just get the main dish and no dessert. I wonder if they'll let me just get all chicken next time? Cause THAT, was finger suckin good.
Kulo (Thank you in Kosrae)