I’m sorry I havn’t posted for a while. I’ve just been side-tracked with a lot of things, but I will get back into the groove, no worries!
This past September I visited Oahu, and instead of posting multiple posts (like last time — I still need to finish that series), I’ll just post a more condensed photo-heavy post of my food adventures.
Okay, so I land on Oahu. What’s the first thing to do?
Calpico is a nice sweet and creamy drink which goes great with a spicy curry. Their salads are always great since they have a wonderful dressing.
We went to the McCully location this time, and everything was fantastic. I can’t get enough of this curry!
This is another must-go place I wish Hilo had. The chicken here is so much better than KFC… and the side dishes (especially the red beans and rice) have so much more spice and soul.
The sandwich was good, but I think I would rather have got the chicken. They do chicken better than they do shrimp, it seems. The cajun fries were crisp and had a nice spicy kick to them.
We stopped by Genki Sushi in Waikele for a quick late breakfast before some shopping.
For a fastfood sushi place, the fish at this new Waikele location was actually really fresh and tasty. Service was very attentive, even though there was a line waiting for seats. Highly recommended location!
We skipped dessert so that we could get some ice cream right up the street at…
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
There is a big selection of chocolates here, but we felt like ice cream and couldn’t resist a chocolate chip cookie. They also have chocolate-dipped frozen cheesecake and bananas. The ice cream was good, but the cookie, while good, was a little dry.
Picnic on Magic Island
featuring Imari Bento and Curry House take-out
It’s best to call in your bento order to Imari Bento since it can get quite crowded and parking is limited there. You can order from a list of different items. We ordered a 3-choice bento with chicken karaage, hamburger steak (Japanese style), and crab croquette. The bento comes with rice, all kinds of pickled vegetables, and mac/potato salad.
The chicken karaage was excellent – very crispy and tender/juicy on the inside, which was very tasty. The Japanese style hamburger steak was interesting… something like a meatloaf with a tomato sauce. It tasted really good, but pretty basic. The crab croquette was just ok – it was hard to taste the crab. The rice was not your regular rice… it was short-grained, perfectly cooked, and tasted extra good especially with all the pickled vegetables. The mac salad was also excellent – it had a very smooth, potatoey texture, which I like.
And since we were in the area, we stopped by Curry House in Ala Moana Shopping Center, by my request.
Curry House Take-out = The Best Idea Ever!!!
It was almost 10pm and I was hungry, so I stopped by Boston’s Pizza on my way home. It looked like they were about to close, so I made it right in time!
One huge slice (or was it actually two?) of Pepperoni and Olives for $3.00
The pizza here is not too bad. Though this slice didn’t taste too fresh… I think I got an older one since they were closing up already. But I didn’t complain, I like thin crust pizza and thoroughly enjoyed this slice! It’s hard to give me a pizza I don’t like. Though, I don’t think I’ve been to a real proper pizza place yet… Are there any in Hawaii?
Wailana Coffee House
We came here at about 5am, since Bev worked early that morning and there was hardly anybody in here yet.
The waitress was very nice and friendly. She was really laid-back and always smiling, which was really nice to see.
I ordered the pancake special (Reid, you made it look really good!) and Bev ordered the loco moco (one of the many reasons why I love her).
The pancake special comes with 2 eggs, your choice of meat, and all you can eat pancakes. ~ The eggs were not overcooked and the bacon was tasty. The pancakes were very moist, light, and had a wonderful little crisp on them, making them very yummy! I wished I was hungrier because this one order of pancakes already made me full!
How was the loco moco? It was not bad, not good either. The burger’s size was impressive and it was homemade, but the quality of the meat was chewy on the inside and lacking flavor. It needed more salt or something. The gravy was a mushroom type of gravy and was pretty good… a little buttery flavor, but could of had a beefier flavor. The egg was good. The mac salad and rice was good too. Overall, though, I don’t think I’d order this.
After breakfast, I wandered around Waikiki waiting for the sunrise…
Then for lunch!
Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant
We went for a wonderful dim sum lunch at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant.
The food here was great and the prices were very cheap (only $1.50 per item).
We also ordered the House Special noodles.
The noodles were tasty, thin and soft, and came with a generous portion of various seafood and veggies.
A cute baby in Chinatown.
Leonard’s Jr. Malasadas
So good! Light and crispy on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside.
On the plane back to Hilo…