Boca da mouth

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My play on words with the Pidgin expression: “broke da mouth”

Pronunciation: brok da maut

Meaning: Something so tasty that you want to eat it all at once

History: Possible origins in a literal translation of the Hawaiian expression ai a hewa ka waha, which means ‘to eat until your mouth can’t take no more’.

Also, Boca (as in Boca Raton) means mouth in Spanish. In any case, French Fries are my favorite indulgence. If the taste of truffle oil is not too strong, its a perfectly sinful addition. We also make them with a dusting of Porcini Mushroom powder. You make the powder by blending dried Porcini’s in the spice grinder. A little finely chopped herbage such as Italian Flat Leaf Parsley or Fresh Thyme and “Voila!”

CUCINA enoteca in Fashion Island Newport Beach:

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Giant Meat Ball Appetizer

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I don’t know about you, but we enjoy sharing an appetizer along with a nice bottle of Chabernet. This giant stuffed meatball is a creative dish. Too huge for one person and maybe a little too much for a couple. There is always the option of a “to go” box.

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Hawaiian Plate Lunch

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The Plate Lunch has been around since the days before paper plates and plastic containers. It is a substantial meal served with two scoops of rice (not just one), plus a couple of side dishes. The popular of which is “Mac Salad” – macaroni with mayonnaise, celery, onions, and carrots. We usually eat a healthier option of Kim Chi for the side dish, and skip the rice.

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