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08 November 2008 @ 01:37 pm
Adventures in Food: Musubi - part 2!  
So, we went back to Mana Bu to try to see if we could get there earlier and try some of the things that were sold out the last time we were there. Instead of going at 10:30, like we'd done before, we arrived at 10am and were the first in line! :)

Here are some of the different things we got to try this time:

This was the sweet potato and macadamia nut salad - SOOO yummy!!

The teriyaki grilled corn was especially good!! They must soak the
corn overnight because the flavor of the teri sauce goes down to the cobb! :)

The fresh strawberry mochi!! It was delicious - though I do think
that I prefer the strawberry mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo more...

The inside view of the strawberry mochi. :) The strawberry is covered with ahn
and then wrapped in the sweet mochi. :)

This is the inside of the apple banana mochi which I liked more than the strawberry!
The banana is covered with a white ahn and wrapped in sweet mochi. This I would
get again - this ended up being one of my favorite items I've gotten from Mana Bu!!

This was my other favorite thing - their steamed vegan muffin - this one was chocolate
chip!! It was DELICIOUS!! At first the texture seemed a bit weird - chewy and a little
more dry than I expected, but after a few bites, I was hooked!! The taste was wonderful
and the light chewiness gave it a great texture... I definitely want to go back and buy
more of these!!

And of course, we had to take a photo of Mark & I waiting (1st in line!) for
Mana Bu to open. :)

So, we had another great musubi experience (though the thing we didn't get much of this time was actual musubi!) ;)

I'm off to catch up on all of your entries, but before I do, I wanted to leave you with a photo of Cooper (who is getting SOOOO big, lately!)

I've titled this photo "Longing..." ;)

Hope you're all having a nice weekend!! :) HUGS!!!
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Kyliekyliebeth on November 8th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, what a sweet puppy. :) Jasmine does that with her toys too. She'll bring one over near where I'm sitting, put it down, and lie down and stare at it, shifting her eyes to me every so often to make sure I notice her, LOL!

Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Cooper does that too, but he barks at us when we don't notice him. ;) He's got quite the personality... ;) This was on the stairs... he still doesn't know how to come down, yet... going up, however, is not a problem at all! :)
Kyliekyliebeth on November 9th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
When Jasmine was a puppy we went to visit my in-laws with her. She'd never been up or down a flight of stairs before their house and it was SO funny watching her try to figure them out. It was like a toddler learning a new skill - it was ALL she would do for the first couple of days we were there! I think it helped that the ILs had two Pomeranians who were quite adept at the whole stair thing, so Jasmine just had to copy them. :)
Sheri: Cooper defaultshutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Awwww, such a cute story about Jasmine!! I wish we had another dog to show Cooper how to go down the stairs... I think he looks down the entire flight and then freaks out... He's pretty good at coming down from the 2nd or third step, but from the top he's hesitant...
Kyliekyliebeth on November 9th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Jasmine had no fear, lol. She just threw herself down and landed on her face half the time. Going up was harder for her. :)
Daniel the California Highway Guy: acsac-sherlockcahwyguy on November 9th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Is that place in Honolulu? If so, you'll have to take me during ACSAC next year (the 2009 conference is in Waikiki at the Sheraton).
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Yes, it's in Honolulu - on King Street in town. :) When is the conference? I'm excited that you'll be out here!!
Daniel the California Highway Guy: dpf-ACSACcahwyguy on November 9th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Should be the 2nd week of December 2009. I'm doing tutorials and site arrangements for 2008, which is in Anaheim the week of 12/8. I'm hoping the conference will come back to Anaheim after HI. We've already signed the contract with the Sheraton Waikiki. If you have folks interested in Computer Security....
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Wow!! Definitely let me know, Mark & I will take you to Mana Bu! :)
ajayne on November 9th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Yummy!!! :D

And I love that picture of Cooper.
Sheri: Cooper 02shutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
The mochi and the muffin were two of the yummiest things I've eaten in a long time!! :) And they're (relatively) healthy too! :D

And poor Cooper! the picture was taken on the stairs. He doesn't quite know how to come down and he wanted his ball! Going up is not a problem for him, though... ;)
ajayne on November 10th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Awww that's so cute!
Michael Corleyclivec on November 9th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Your post has caused much drooling on my part.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)

I LOVE Mana Bu, I have to go back and get more mochi and muffins!!
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Sheri: Cooper defaultshutterbug93 on November 9th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Haha!! :) The same goes for your Piper and chocolate cake photos, Sue!! :D

I predict that Cooper will be about 13 1/2 inches, fully grown... His Mom is about 13 and his Father is 14 inches. Sydney was a great deal smaller - only about 12 1/2 inches. We're already noticing how big he's getting at just 12 weeks!
purpletabbypurpletabby on November 12th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
those foods look delicious, and I've never tried any of them! Cooper is adorable! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 12th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The food from that place (Mana Bu) is extremely delicious!! Thanks again for your comment!