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Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House

We got to Resorts World just in time for lunch before the #YTFF conference at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila. We were thinking of having a quick sandwich & soup stop at Maxim’s but something was wrong with their air-conditioning unit. So though we were pressed for time for the YouTube Fan Fest Meet & Greet registration, the girls & I decided to just go for a substantial lunch & cast worries aside.

Lucky for us, this was the resto that greeted us after going up the escalator in Resorts World. We have eaten at ALL the places there & nothing really spoke volumes to us, so this new Hawaiian resto was a welcome change.

I have to warn you though, that they are still NEW. Meaning you need some patience in dealing with the staff and the kitchen. But other than that, everything else seemed fine. There was just a bit of a wait but they’re on their soft opening so its understandable.

Anyway, we were excited for some Hawaiian fare, and mighty hungry too might I add, having skipped breakfast. This was gonna be a BIG lunch for 3 hungry gals!

Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House

2/F Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall, Newport Blvd. Domestic Airport, Pasay
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Shrimps! Who says no to shrimps! <3



Keeping updated with the YouTube FF happening online. Reeelaaaax. Vloggers lang yan. Ako Blogger ayaw nyo ba??? :P



Chop Chop Salad 320 php. Reeeally lacked dressing. And taste. And everything else. For 320++ php we were expecting to be wowed actually.



Now this was a winner! \m/ Southern Cajun Shrimp Bucket (good for 2) 475 php. Spicy just the way I like it. A bit overcooked & not so fresh as the skin stuck to the meat. But the rest made up for it – to hungry gals at least. My Lovey’s Kimchi Fried Rice (R) & my Hawaiian Rice (L).




Combination Platter 1 of grilled beef, pork & chicken. Comes with 2 sidings (our fried rice) 800 php.



But the real winner was this Grilled Samoan Squid 490 php. Or Pusit Lumot. The salsa was also tangy & refreshing as palate cleanser. I LOVE the black rice stuffed into these babies. Added a squeeze of lemon & I was in squid heaven. <3



And there’s the squid ink rice. Noms!



I had a choice between this Pineapple Pie 225 php or the Coconut Pie. Maybe I should have gone for the latter. I don’t know.

After a quick lunch, the girls & I parted ways. They went off to do their thing & I went by my lonesome self in the seclusion of my room overlooking the pool. Had the other hotel guests not minded a big fat URSULA lounging in the pool with them, I may just have gone for a dip & some company! :P


Kung nagkataon.. oh you poor unfortunate souls! This photo belongs to DISNEY.

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  • Reply med

    FInally, a new place in RW!!!
    Thank for sharing this, nagke-crave tuloy ako sa kimchi fried rice.

    Hope you’ll blog about your dinner (by yourself). I am quite surprised you’ve never done it before!

    July 7, 2015 at 8:34 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      It’s scheduled for tom meding. Haaay never alone ang peg ko kasi diba lagi ako may posse hehe. That night lang pero relaxing pala, wala akong inaalala hehe.

      July 7, 2015 at 9:36 am
      • Reply candy

        Mommy Jane, or is it more like walang nag-aalala for you. Remember, you are a spoiled wife & mom with Kap and Ate always taking care of you? Hehehe

        July 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Hahaha you are correct Candy! Kaya siguro ako na-sad kasi walang nag-alaga sa akin! #LamNa ;))

          July 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Hi po, Ms. Jane! There’s something wrong nga po with the AC unit ng Maxim’s kasi when I accompanied my aunt there last year medyo mainit nga. They should fix it lalo na pag summer season.

    Anyway, sayang naman kasi the dishes all look good. Pero baka naman po dahil ngarag pa sila dahil soft opening pa lang. Sana maadjust nila ang taste.

    Natawa naman po ako sa Ursula musings nyo. Hindi naman po nyo kamukha si Ursula. You’re too pretty and elegant for that. Kung ako pa yun, baka pa… Hahaha!

    July 7, 2015 at 8:57 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahahaha Kei! Nakabili na ako ng ursula costume ko online for halloween. Can’t wait to show you! :))

      July 7, 2015 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Himynameische

    Hahahaahah ! :)

    July 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahaha Ikaw bagay mag little mermaid tapos si Beemo si Sebastian the crab! ;)) I’m sure may pang-halloween na si Beemo!

      July 7, 2015 at 10:10 am
  • Reply candy

    That peek-a-boo abs of Ate Jana is too die for! I so admire her discipline. :)

    July 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Haaay as long as she doesn’t starve herself at kakain sya ok ako. Minsan kasi super gutom na pero takot kumain hmp! :'(

      July 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm
      • Reply CANDY

        Oh yes, no to starvation!

        July 8, 2015 at 10:22 am
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Ang cute mo, Mama Bear! hahaha! <3 Amisshooo! Hopefully we'll have time to chika soon! :)

    July 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Sadly, hindi kami pwede sa resto na ito… allergic si TP sa shrimp! And he doesn’t like squid… huhuhu… Kaya dito sa US shrimp galore ang peg ko, hahaha… stocking up for the impending shrimp drought when I get back, hahaha…

    July 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Lahat yan, lahat ng kinakain mo jan, UWIAN MO AKO PLSSSSS!!! :)

      July 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Peter S.

    Hello, Ms Jane! I’m a long-time follower of your blog. Actually, it’s one of the sites I visit every morning. Sugarospice has been part of my morning ritual for the longest time, that I couldn’t imagine a morning passing by without having visiting it! Anyway, now here I am writing my first comment on your blog!

    I really like sugarospice because it’s so different from the other food blogs. Your blog has so many personal touches that it’s not really all about food sometimes (although there’s nothing wrong with that, of course). You write about your family, your get-togethers, the places you visit, and even the challenges you go through. Life is indeed sugar AND spice. We can’t always have it sweet, no?

    I really enjoy reading your commentaries about the restos you try out and your entries about Kap, your children, your mother and MIL, etc. I do hope you keep on adding more personal touches to your entries. (By the way, feeling ko umaabot na sa mga mata mo ang ngiti mo. It shows!)

    I love reading food blogs because I’m on a strict diet and viewing food blogs is my way of “enjoying” all the good food out there. Every once in a while, I indulge. Pero yun nga lang, as in once in a while lang talaga (like once in a month LEL). But instead of just writing generic reviews of dishes from restos, you’ve provided a refreshing spin on things! I super like!

    Anyway, I’ve already written a comment that’s gone too long. I wish you all the best! And, of course, happy eating!

    July 8, 2015 at 7:05 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Dear Peter, thank you so very much for this inspiring comment. It may seem nothing to you, but to me, it means everything. You certainly made my morning beautiful in spite of the gloomy weather, thank you for your kindness & love! And for appreciating my blog. Although I still accept invites & write sponsored posts (can’t be helped), I really really do my best to give you guys personal bits because I know that’s what my readers enjoy. I am so touched that you find our life interesting & that you know each of us intimately & have become family through the years. Please know that you have made 1 person so happy today. Mwah! :-*

      July 8, 2015 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Grace Villanueva

    madam jane, looking forward to Goppets meet and greet.. im a fan, continue to inspire others, Godbless

    July 8, 2015 at 11:01 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Grace! :) You are too kind. Thank you so much! Hope to meet you soon, mwah! :-*

      July 8, 2015 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Cherrie Lou Vivares

    Ms. Jane if i knew you will be in RW sana nakadaan. I am working near there. Sana nakapag Photo Op po with you

    July 9, 2015 at 2:24 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga sayang I could have met you na. Hopefully next time. Thank youuuu! :-*

      July 9, 2015 at 2:25 am

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