Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pic of the Day: Ahi Katsu Musubi

ahi katsu musubi Kailua Hawaii

An iconic 16th-century Spanish novel has what to do with discount shopping in Hawaii? Honolulu does not have a Target store, yet. But it does have Don Quijote, the Japanese equivalent that has spread to Honolulu. (For friends back in Seattle, Don Quijote is part Uwajimaya, part Viet Wah, part Target and KMart.)

Don Quijote or, as they say in Japan, Donki, in my home town Kailua is a bright, loud store that is a one-stop for shoppers who need to get tofu with their bath towels. A quick bite was all that was needed here. The ahi katsu musubi was nestled among the bentos just a few aisles down from the laundry detergent.

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