Archive for the 'Stores' Category

Paauilo Store AKA Earl’s Bento Rolls

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

A must stop when passing through Paauilo town! We got a Korean chicken bento roll… Mean brah! They also get regular bentos, sushi and other kine rolls.

Hirano Store in Glenwood

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Hirano Store, Glenwood

Taking advantage of the long weekend, Bev and I went camping at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the south side of the Island. I hardly drive down there, so almost every time I do, I gotta stop by the Hirano store in Glenwood, which is after passing Mountain View and before Volcano. They have some mean grinds!

Hirano Store OutsideHirano Store Inside

The people that work here are so friendly. It seems that the more remote an area is, the friendlier they get. :) Inside the store is all your regular stuff… drinks, chips, snacks, etc. And in one corner they have a menu offering plate lunches, sandwiches, hot dogs, and best of all their offerings… chili bowls!

Hirano Store Chili

Hirano Store Chili Bowl with Rice ($3.00), loaded with goodness! It’s a unique kind of style… a bit soupy, but still very hearty. The flavor and consistency sort of remind me of a Portuguese Bean Soup, but spicier with chili flavors.

Hirano Store Hot Dog

It went wonderfully with their $.85 hot dog on a sweet bread bun.

Very satisfying… ready to continue driving!

Hirano Store