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: http://www.newportbeachindy.com/menu-viva-italia-cuisine/
Boca da mouth – Imgur.
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.
Giant Meat Ball – Imgur.
The most often used search term to discover our website, Chabernet.com, is “Joy of Cooking Caesar Salad”. I find that surprising since the cookbook has been out of print for decades. The legend must live so I’m happy that we have preserved the recipe for those who keep the legend alive.
Here is our Joy of Cooking Caesar Salad recipe:
Joy of Cooking – Imgur.
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.
Plate Lunch – Imgur.
We love Indian cuisine and the compartments in this plate make a lot of sense for a quick lunch. Paper plates with the compartments produce a lot more waster, but the metal plate reminds me of a TV dinner. The bread (Chapati, Roti, or Naan) was used as a plate in the old days, and still is in rural locations.
Bang your plate for 2nds – Imgur.
My favorite dish using Garbanzo Beans is Hummis. The second would probably be anything Indian. This dish of garbanzo with spinach and curry might win 2nd place in my flavor awards.
Nice Chick – Imgur.
Hawaii has some unexpected but delicious foods with a Portuguese influence. It is because of the influx of workers in the plantation days. These donuts are called Malasadas and are a favorite in the Islands. These have been filled with a Lilikoi Cream (Passion Fruit).
Leonards – Imgur.