Food La La: Hopping over to ‘Yelp Uncaged’
BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
On Thursday I went to the “Yelp Uncaged” party at the Honolulu Zoo. It was fun being at the zoo at night partying with fellow Yelp users dressed up in animal attire. There were lots of delicious samples of food and drinks from 24 local restaurants. I decided to be a bunny because I figured they must have some in the petting zoo area.
My strategy was to try out as much food as fast as possible before the lines got too long. I think it works for most food events.
This is what an angry llama looks like. He mistakenly thought I was a llama because of my white bunny ears so he was getting ready to spit and kick me! I had to quickly move to the side.
Uncle Clay’s was serving up their refreshing shave ice. This is their sweet potato and pineapple flavors.
I love Paul’s Poppers! My favorite is their turkey with cheese and jalapeno popper. It’s spicy and crispy.
My favorite place to get an acai bowl on the island is from Blue Hawaii. It has lots of flavors and they put a lot of fresh fruits. They gave out samples of their classic acai bowl.
The owners of GRYLT passed out samples of their grilled salad with steak and cauliflower mash!
The lilikoi cheesecake from Hawaiian Cheesecake was creamy and had the perfect amount of sweetness.
This is the chicken lollipop from Hula Grill. It had a sweet honey glaze topped with walnuts.
The PF Chang’s girls serving up their signature lettuce wraps.
I just had to take picture of a gecko dancing at the Mobile Gamers Guys bus.
Inside the bus I found a bunch of guys glued to the TV playing Call of Duty.
The Grove served up their warm brussel sprout salad with pancetta and goat cheese panna cotta. The panna cotta was amazing. It was very light and soft.
My favorite food of the night was from The Pig and the Lady. They served a very flavorful vegetarian curry with potatoes, yams, carrots, infused with coconut milk and lemon grass. They also served Heo La Lot which is a sausage wrapped in betlenut leaf. It was crispy and juicy.