Posts Tagged ‘Dean Mishima’

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

Sorry peeps. I took one shmall kine two week break. Well, one week since last week wuz one holiday week anyway. Speaking of which, how was everyone’s Easter?

This week, I upped the difficulty level by a tiny notch. Let’s see how you guys do!

Last time‘s Winnahs:
* Ala Moana Center (Lia)
* Hawaii Theatre (Lia)
* Kahului Airport (Lia)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 23, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 23, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 23, 2014


SCOOPS!

* VH07V at the 2014 Waikiki SPAM Jam!
VH07V is fortunate enough to once again be one of just a handful of craft vendors invited to participate at next weekend’s epic SPAM Jam festival in Waikiki! Be sure to come on down next Saturday May 3rd from 4pm-10pm and check out all of our latest items including those making their debut at the show!

Visit VH07V at the 2014 Waikiki SPAM Jam!
Visit VH07V at the 2014 Waikiki SPAM Jam!


LATEST AROUNDHAWAII ARTICLE!

I just realized that I didn’t mention my latest AroundHawaii article on Dean’s Drive Inn in Kaneohe yet. 🙂 So without further ado, check um out!

Dean's Drive Inn - Kaneohe's Treasure
Dean’s Drive Inn – Kaneohe’s Treasure


Dean’s Drive Inn – Kaneohe’s Treasure


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
Our Blue “Blocks” Ladies Racerback was spotted in this mini-documentary of UK Photographer Sam Wren doing a photo shoot in Europe. Really cool how our brand is getting out there!


Shooting People with Sam Wren

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Dean’s Drive Inn – Kaneohe’s Treasure

April 1, 2014

 

An Interview with Dean Mishima from Dean’s Drive Inn

 

Whenever I travel anywhere new, I always make sure that grinding at the local hot spot is on the agenda. And although Kaneohe is not exactly “traveling” necessarily, buggah is far for me so getting to the Windward side these days is almost like going on a trip.

But like the chicken from KJ’s, poke from JJ’s, and okazu from Masa & Joyce, Dean’s Drive Inn in the Adon Plaza building off Kamehameha Highway has built a cult-like following for its fresher than fresh seafood and ono kine grindz, so making that “trek” is well worth it.

Behind it all is local boy and shoreline fisherman Dean Mishima. A graduate of Castle High, Mishima started cooking back in 1975 and caught the culinary bug ever since. Between cooking and fishing, he also ended up, ironically enough, becoming a fishing game warden at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. Mishima’s last job before opening up Dean’s Drive Inn back in 2006, was as Executive Chef for 19 years at the old Liberty House in Ala Moana Center.

Dean Mishima in 1998
Dean Mishima in 1998

One weekday afternoon, Lawai`a’s Marc Inouye, Sterling Kaya, “Aunty Kwong” and I made our way through the Koolaus to try Dean’s dishes first hand. Here’s a peek at what and we pounded.

Surf & Turf: Ahi Cakes & Teri Beef Combo ($12.95) - Their most popular dish.
Surf & Turf: Ahi Cakes & Teri Beef Combo ($12.95) – Their most popular dish.

Island Fresh Ahi Belly ($12.95)
Island Fresh Ahi Belly ($12.95)

Island Fresh Shutome with Ginger, Butter & Capers ($12.95)
Island Fresh Shutome with Ginger, Butter & Capers ($12.95)

Rack of Lamb (3 pc - $14.95)
Rack of Lamb (3 pc – $14.95)

Kualoa Ranch Homemade 7 oz. Hamburger Steak ($9.50)
Kualoa Ranch Homemade 7 oz. Hamburger Steak ($9.50)

Pork with Watercress Soup
Pork with Watercress Soup

A bite of his wife Doreen's Baked Butter Mochi Cup Topped with Chocolate Ganache and Haupia Pudding ($2.15)
A bite of his wife Doreen’s Baked Butter Mochi Cup Topped with Chocolate Ganache and Haupia Pudding ($2.15)

The parking and accommodations at the Adon Plaza is not the greatest (small parking lot with no bathrooms on premise), but one bite of Dean’s mean eats will no doubt bring you back on this “trek” time and time again.

Dean Mishima
Dean Mishima

Dean’s Drive Inn
45-773 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 247-1300

[Prevously published in Lawai`a Magazine]

 

 

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