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Off Track: Foods – Yesterday and Today

December 2, 2016

From the Midlife Crisis Hawaii website

The other night I was having a bowl of Vietnamese pho with my daughter and I was telling her that pho is a new thing for us.  When we were growing up, we only had saimin.  The local kine like Hall Saimin, Saimin House, Tanouye’s, or the Chinese kine you get at the chop suey joints.  I think pho didn’t become Hawaii mainstream until around the 90’s?  I didn’t start eating it until just about 5 years ago!  How’s that for a late bloomer?

Then it got me thinking of other “new” foods and the closest thing we had during our small-kid-time days.

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