Kirin Chinese Restaurant and the Pineapple Room


At Kirin Chinese Restaurant, where Cloudia and I had lunch, we ordered an assortment of dim sum.  Shown here are crispy spring rolls with taro, Shanghai-style juicy pork buns, black bean spareribs, and green onion patty.  We also had har gau, custard tart, and chilled mango pudding.  Delightful and delicious!


At the Pineapple Room, where my family and I had dinner, Maria had the Crab crusted monchong with lemongrass and lup cheong jasmine fried rice and lobster curry sauce.  ($30.00)


Lisa ordered the Yukari and housemade furikake baked shutome with shrimp and kombu risotto.  ($30.00)


David and I ate the Green curry braised short ribs with lemon grass crusted shrimp and coconut rice.  ($30.00)


For dessert, David and I enjoyed the Hamakua Springs apple banana creme brulee, which came with Hawaiian salt caramel, chocolate ganache, and macadamia nut toffee.  ($8.00)


Lisa made this “Build your own keiki sundae,” which consisted of vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles…the works!  ($7.00) 

I was a bad girl on Tuesday, going off-diet and pigging out at not one, but TWO restaurants – both located in Ala Moana Shopping Center. 

The first was Kirin Chinese Restaurant, where I had lunch with my writer-friend, Cloudia.  I gave her the manuscript of my third book to mark up and critique.  We discussed the trials and tribulations of selling our books.

The second was the Pineapple Room, where I had dinner with David, Maria, Lisa, Grant, Robert, and my in-laws from Boston.  My in-laws are here on their annual two-week vacation and for Wanda’s funeral and burial. 

The food was great at both restaurants.  Now, it’s back to NutriSystem!  – gigi

4 Responses to “Kirin Chinese Restaurant and the Pineapple Room”

  1. M Says:

    Fuud Pixs!! The food looks great. It’s good to take a break from your NutriSystem every now and then. I don’t think it will hurt your diet.

  2. gigihawaii Says:

    True, I gained just 1.6 lbs. But I want to lose weight, not maintain it.

    Oh, well, I enjoyed myself yesterday. You can’t put a price tag on happiness! — gigi

  3. Long Time UH Fan Says:

    Gigi, naughty, naughty…hahaha…nah…j/k…Boy the food at both places look really good. I’ve tried the Pineapple Room before but not the Kirin. I’m still sticking to the NS diet . Went to doc yesterday and even the nurse was amazed. I lost 9 lbs. in 7 weeks. Wow! never lost like that before. So I’m a true believer of NS and I plan to continue it until I reach my goal.

  4. gigihawaii Says:

    Long Time, congratulations! Way to go! — gigi

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