Tuesday, July 5, 2011

hawai'i: side street inn for a greasy kiss

our last big meal in oahu was spent at side street inn which is known for their late hours, kimchi fried rice, fried pork chops, and a full bar. although eager to eat after a successful day of shopping (i am a gal. i am genetically programmed to shop), i was not ready for the huge portion sizes dished out by this eatery in ala moana. oh woe is me, my fat belly and all.

the ice tea was sweet and refreshing.

colin's homemade oxtail soup ($14) served with nori musubi reminded me of my mom's own homemade soups. this medly of daikon, shiitake mushrooms, and pieces of tender oxtail was a most comforting reminder of my momma as we took sips of this savory brew.

we were told their pan fried island pork chops ($22) was a local favorite so we promptly ordered it. one bite left a greasy kiss on my lips and a lump in my belly. although tasty as all fried things are destined to be, these particular fried pork chops were massive and provoked a sense of guilt that only eating a slice of triple layer chocolate cake can rival.

since they were out of their infamous kimchi fried rice, we ordered their side style famous fried rice ($12) which we were told was their o.g. rice dish. again, tasty, yet greasy. not another greasy kiss i thought...but kiss i did. in fact, the whole meal felt like i was making out with a greasy faced sumo wrestler. not hot. not at all.

Side Street Inn
1225 Hopaka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 591-0253

price: $$
verdict: it's aight
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  1. Hahahahaha. Yeah...this is a tricky place to visit with only two people in your dining party...

  2. Aw. What a shame ending your travels with a subpar meal. Come over to my place, I make a great kimchi fried rice :-) For you, no charge!

  3. oxtail soup. you know what place has awesome oxtail soup?!?! the cafeteria at the cal in las vegas. RIDICULOSO.

    also, not sure if i mentioned this or you've possibly been there, but ethel's is the place to be.

  4. Listen. Greasy or not - I want to eat here very badly! Enjoyed your Hawaii posts, lady! :)

  5. misty- the food definitely required a lot of pie holes!

    cathy- i want!

    kish- sounds like there's a lot of places that i still need to check out...so much to eat out there :/

    marie- thanks! great way for me to reminisce as well.


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