First off, we are giving back to the troops! Actually, we are doing this under the generous contribution of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Tomorrow, we are going to be serving 450 Pho French Dip Banh Mi sandwiches at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Base to marines and sailors on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11am - 12:30pm.
In other news, Chef Andrew will be heading to San Francisco this weekend in San Francisco to be a part of Eat Drink SF, a celebration of food and the Bay Area culinary scene. Andrew will be representing THE PIG & THE LADY and will be there as Hawaiian Airlines’s featured chef! Andrew will be doing a live demo on Saturday night, August 27!
This past weekend, we hosted another movie-inspired dinner with our second collaboration with Hawaii Theatre Center. They presented the Screen Cuisine Film Festival, presenting food themed films and partnering with local eateries to pair up with. We mounted a special dinner before the film CHOCOLAT, which was obviously inspired by the movie.
Here are some highlights:
You can check out the rest of the photos over at our Facebook page. Mahalo to Orlando Benedicto Photography for covering the event.
As for the farmers market, we are on our regular schedule this week. Here are the Mama Le specials:
VIT NO CHAU — duck, taro, fermented soy bean paste broth , ong choy, mustard cabbage, vermicelli noodles
GRILLED SHORT RIBS PHO — Mama Le’s famous pho is the base for this week’s GRILLED short ribs.
CHA CA BANH MI — fried fish cake with a tamarind au jus, french dip style
GRILLED PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles
CLAYPOT PORK AND SHRIMP — caramelized pork belly, shrimp, slow cooked in claypot
MAMA LE’s BBQ CHICKEN
GRILLED PORK JOWL
As always, you can check out the full menu and schedule over at the Farmers Market page.