When I used to work in Long Beach, my coworkers and I had a Friday lunch tradition of lunch together, usually Hawaiian food. I had a lot of fried shrimp and fried mahi-mahi in those days, not to mention the heaping ice cream scoops of macaroni salad.
Upon relocating to San Diego, I quickly found that Hawaiian food is a rarity especially in north San Diego. I decided to try my hand at making chicken katsu using this Where’s The Beach? Chicken Katsu recipe and this Hawaiian Macaroni Salad recipe. The chicken katsu turned out crispy without being oily. The macaroni salad recipe made a TON of macaroni salad. It was a pretty decent recipe, but was a little bit more loose than I prefer my macaroni salad. Next time, I will reduce or completely omit the vinegar from the macaroni salad. Both recipes were pretty easy and the hardest part was allowing the macaroni salad to chill in the fridge without dunking my fork in it for a bite!