Sunday drive in Ka‘u

Spent Sunday on a tribute project for a fallen friend which took me to Ka‘u. A beautiful part of the island that I haven’t been to for over a year.

Ka Lae, also known as South Point, is the Southern most point of the United States. The ocean on the left is on the Windward side of the island and you can see the wind buffeted whitecaps, the right side is the Leeward side and it looks much calmer. Photo by Baron Sekiya
Ka Lae, also known as South Point, is the Southern most point of the United States. The ocean on the left is on the Windward side of the island and you can see the wind buffeted whitecaps, the right side is the Leeward side and it looks much calmer. Photo by Baron Sekiya
The Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a great place to hike, go bird watching and enjoy the peacefulness. The upper part of the park is closed to visitors to protect the Ohia forest from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) which has killed a large number of trees on the island. If they detect ROD in the upper part they will open it again to visitors but this would be troubling as it would mean the problem has spread there. Park service staff suggests using a spray of alcohol or a bleach solution on shoes before entering hiking trails to prevent the possible contamination of the area. Photo by Baron Sekiya
The Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a great place to hike, go bird watching and enjoy the peacefulness. The upper part of the park is closed to visitors to protect the Ohia forest from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) which has killed a large number of trees on the island. If they detect ROD in the upper part they will open it again to visitors but this would be troubling as it would mean the problem has spread there. Park service staff suggests using a spray of alcohol or a bleach solution on shoes before entering hiking trails to prevent the possible contamination of the area. Photo by Baron Sekiya

For more information about Rapid Ohia Death visit: www2.ctahr.hawaii.ed…

Lots of dots but where’s the com, net and org?

Spending a day shopping for hardware at Home Depot in Honolulu builds up an appetite, or at least that’s my excuse. So I decided to test out an iPhone App I have called Yelp that uses my location to make suggestions for places to eat or drink nearby. Yelp suggested Sugoi only about a block away.

I bet all the three dot reporters eat here
I bet all the three-dot reporters eat here

I got there just before the lunch crowd started piling in, here some highway guys stop for lunch. You see lots of folks in some kind of matching uniform come in there to eat on their lunch break.

 

click on the above image for a larger view so you can phone in your order
click on the above image for a larger view so you can phone in your order

One constant in the Yelp reviews was talk of the garlic chicken there so that’s what I ordered. If you must view the full menu click here as they serve breakfast and have bentos.

 

Garlic Spicy Chicken Plate
Garlic Spicy Chicken Plate

Not exactly the most healthy of meals. Deep fried boneless chicken pieces with a spicy garlic sauce mixture poured over it. I could have had brown instead of white rice and not gotten mac salad but I decided to get the baseline standard. The sauce is not overly garlicky, sweet and Sugoi’s sells it in bottles in case you have to make this at home. Overall a thumbs-up. Plenty of food, lots of tables in the air-conditioned place, self-serve soda fountain.