Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Travel and Food

Soooooo....I'll admit I haven't been keeping up with the blog lately. I am working on my photography website http://www.mangohillphotography.com/ and have been dedicating most of my time to that. Aside from that, George and I have been travelling quite a bit this summer, first Chicago, Seattle, and last of all Hawaii, so that's my excuse. :) But in the spirit of keeping up my photo blog, I'll post a few pics I took on my point and shoot while travelling to remind me that there is seafood out there...just not in Oklahoma! I love to take pictures of my food!

First stop was in Hawaii on Oahu's North Shore in Haleiwa. While there are some great sites to see, this place was a must on my list. Cajun Fish Sandwich grilled on a french baguette with fries, and best of all was the WASABI RANCH! You can't get that in OK!

Next up was what I had been waiting for. I was in Hawaii in February and had planned to head up to the shrimp trucks, however I came down with the flu, so I'm thankful that we were coming back in a few months. According to my Uncle Fred who lives on Oahu, Romy's is the only place on the N. Shore with genuine Kahuku shrimp, but Giovanni's has the best tasting shrimp. One day I'll try for the Kahuku, but for now, gotta go with the taste. I could have had 10 more plates! I am convinced that it's the only place on earth with shrimp that good.
Eventually, we made it back to Oklahoma, and had to try Eischen's....famous for their fried chicken. We had a friend who was moving to LA from OKC...(lucky girl!) so in honor of her, one of her last meals out was at this little joint, which was nearly 40 minutes away from downtown, and in the middle of nowhere.....literally. I think the only signs of life were at this place...unless you can count the skunk that one of our friends saw! Besides their fried chicken of which they cook over 800 a day on weekends, their claim to fame was being the oldest bar in the state of Oklahoma.

So the picture doesn't make it look that good.....

And this was my first time having fried okra....

I later discovered that Okra has really beautiful flowers, I had seen them growing around the city here, but I thought they were some kind of hibiscus...well they are related, but what a surprise!
So.....what's my take on the fried chicken????
Well...Eischens is going to be on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the food network on September 7th! So I'll leave it to Guy Fieri to let you know....or you can come visit me in OKC and I'll take you there!

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