Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ohana Hawaiian Cafe - Portland, OR
I couldn't help but think about location, location, location. Ohana is located on Sandy which could be labeled as another Eat Street but where parking isn't always convenient. So how does Ohana survive this barrier? It would seem by serving something different, something good, and by serving the locals.
Kalua Pig comprises as their menu states "traditional slow roasted pig cooked for hours, seasoned with Hawaiian salt, then pulled and cooked with fresh cabbage".
The Kalua Pig was smoky, moist, and tender despite the leanness and stringy texture of the pork. It was compelling and addictive and something I wish I could duplicate at home. The cabbage provided a perfect textural and slightly bitter offset to the pork and providing an additional level of moisture.
The rice complemented the pork well. The macaroni salad didn't complement the assemble and felt present to provide the carbs for a more filling meal and fulfill the rule of three.
As Arnold said, I'll be back.
Restroom: Didn't use
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. Lamentations 3:40 NIV