Cream Pot is notorious among my group of friends as one of the best places to eat on Oahu.
It's a Japanese owned and operated cafe that's situated just along the Ali Wai canal, not quite submerged in the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but over the bridge from the sketchier places surrounding Ala Moana mall.
The outside looks like a Bed and Breakfast from a Mori Girl story book, the front porch decorated with hanging flower chandeliers, light blue benches and flowers of all varieties on every table. The inside looks like a dining room from a Studio Ghibli film. Lucky me, after living here quite a while, I finally got to go with some of the Hawaii Lolitas for our September meet-up.
We arrived at about noon and passed the time chatting while we waited for everyone to show up. It was a smaller meet up with only five people, but it was comfortable, especially in the charming little cafe. I loved getting to meet two girls who joined the community after I left for Japan.
The food was amazing! I'm not even a foodie but I was really excited about this dish. As a warning, it's a little weird sounding: Maguro Benedict.
It was maguro (high grade tuna sashimi) served on avocado, a soft-boiled egg and rice, with salad, and a citrus miso sauce.
I washed it down with their delicious strawberry and orange juice.
One thing that really surprised us, was when the owner came by and gave us free dessert! He gave us what I think is the house special... belgian waffles with salted caramel, whipped cream and bananas.
Salty and sweet is one of my favourite flavour combinations, and this definitely had it! I only had a bite, because I have to be ready for upcoming shoots, but oh I wish I could have had more. ; w ;
After, we gathered around for a mandatory group shot!
I wore Honey Cake, Catherine wore Meta's new Dim Light Jsk, Cat wore a Miho Matsuda OP, Angelina wore ETC's Red Riding Hood OP (which I covet! haha), and Aileen wore AP's A La Carte Salopette.
We all agreed, that if we lived in Waikiki we'd eat at Cream Pot every day. It was one of the best meals I've ever had out!
Oh, and while all was said and done, Aileen and I ended the day with a long overdue Purikura session. The local Purikura parlour moved when I was gone in Japan, from its Kalakaua location to the McCully shopping centre. But now it is bigger, air conditioned and has newer machines! Still not the same as Japan, but pretty darn close.
Xoxo, Feeling slightly more Darling than Darkly, Cherie.