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Aug 4, 2013 01:05 PM

food wars, redux redux- chicken fried steak edition

geralidine's counter v. 5 point v. jules mae

any wild card entries?

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  1. I think Hudson does the best CFS in town. It's a good thing for my cardiovascular health that I've got kids (it's 21+ only.)

    1. Hi, macsac:

      I've had the CFS at all three. Because I can't even remember the one at Geraldine's, they get the white ribbon. The other two are harder choice for me to pick a clear winner. IMO, T5P's is consistently good, and Jules Maes' is more variable. I think when JM is on, I like theirs the best.

      Will have to try Hudson on terrier's rec.


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      1. re: kaleokahu

        mahalo kaleo
        i'll post a picture later of geraldine's counter's one
        crispy outside, more like a batter than a breading
        sausage gravy that was more sausage than gravy!

        1. re: macsak

          'Ole pilikia. Maes is more "battery", too, IMO. Their sherry(?) gravy I like a lot.

          1. re: kaleokahu

            that cheeky cafe one looks almost like a local garlic chicken dish, but with gravy instead
            must be lots of people doing this batter style

      2. for the non-traditionalist, gotta love peso's CFS with jalapeno corn gravy~!

        1. My husband is a fan of the CFS at Cheeky Cafe He's a decided non-foodie and he was moved to take a picture. I believe the gravy is the same as they use for the meatloaf loco moco and is made from the drippings of their meatloaf. I've never had more than I bite of the CFS, so I can't offer a full review. It's big and fried and it disappears quickly from people's plates.

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          1. re: Jeri L

            owners must be from hawaii
            loco moco, spam, adobo, and oxtail soup :)

            1. re: macsak

              They're multi-cultural. Home cooking if your parents or grandparents came from elsewhere (mostly pan-Asian) See the kimchee mac and cheese (which is good, by the way). They also do an awesome spaghetti carbonara.