No, we didn’t go to Mala again (we’re going for brunch this weekend) but we made a second appearance at Star Noodle. Hey, pickings are slim here in Maui! So if you like a place, you should stick with it. Life’s too short to waste a meal on something shitty.
Today for lunch we ordered the following items:
Pan roasted local mushrooms:
Mmmmmm. Umami goodness. I liked this mushroom dish better than the similar one we ate at Mala the other day.
Special of the day: balsamic marinated grilled beef over local greens:
The beef was well-seasoned and served rare – just the way I like it. The dressing also had a nice kick to it.
Garlic steak served sizzling with onions and scallions:
This steak was tasty but a tad over-cooked for my taste. Fitbomb also found it a bit too sweet.
All in all, the food was nom nom-approved and it’s not just good for Maui — I wish this place was located back where we live! However, like all Asian places, it’s hard to eat truly Paleo at Star Noodle because there’s sugar, cornstarch, soy, etc. in almost everything even when you are avoiding the obvious carb-y things like noodles, rice, and dessert. But I’m on vacation so eff all that stuff!