On this very windy and chilly night in Honolulu (70 Degrees, Brrr), I couldn't think of a better thing to eat then some hot noodly-goodness. Since its Aloha Friday and there's no work till Monday, we decided to brave the crowds of tourists to eat at Menchanko-Tei in Waikiki.
While Menchnko-Tei is known for their menchanko, they also have a wide variety of other dishes including ramen, katsu, oden, nabe, and an assortment of appetizers. Of course i decided to have the good old regular menchanko($8.95). So what's menchanko you ask? According to the famous ramen-blogger, Rameniac, Menchanko is a sumo-style stew of traditional Japanese hot pot and ramen noodles.
In addition to our menchanko, we also had the seafood dynamite. I'm not quite sure what it was but it seemed to be a variety of seafood (shrimp, scalopes, crab, fish), mixed with tomato and onion, covered in a manyonaise sauce and then baked. Despite its strange appearance it ended up being very tasty.
Overall, Menchanko-tei was a perfect place to warm up. The service was fast, efficient and very friendly. Definitely worth the trip into Waikiki.