Monday, August 26, 2013

Star Noodle - Ramen in the Islands

Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St.
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
2nd in the series on my gastronomic tour of Hawaii.
 This is the sunset you'll be treated to at Star Noodle. It sits on a mountain side in Lahaina. You'll have lots of time to enjoy it if you don't use their unpublished call-ahead seating. We waited an hour and 45 minutes for seats. Even after the departure of their Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon they still pack them in.
 Here are the boys...waiting without causing too much trouble.
We started out with some steamed pork buns with shitake and cucumber. These were a good start. The pork was from the big island and was a bit leaner than you usually get on the east coast.
Alex got the Hapa Ramen. 
 Nice presentation. Not as much body as some I've had, but plenty tasty.
 Cheryl had the hot and sour. Lots of tasty bits in there with smoked prosciutto, shrimp, chili-lime dashi, fried garlic, and cilantro.
 This was the fixin's plate. Fried garlic! Nice touch.
 I got garlic noodles. Fresh and fried garlic, garlic oil, and scallions. This was not as "wow" as it sounds. It was on the dry side. 

Last but not least, by far, the Filipino Bacon and Eggs. Pork belly, tomato and onion with a 62 degree egg. My egg was much warmer than that, but I got the point. It was a good dish. I'm sure you run out of 62 degree eggs when you're as busy as this place was.

Overall, a thumbs up. To wait that long for dinner was a killer though. If you go, make sure you call ahead for seating. 
Let them know where you read about it!

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