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Pho Viet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

in Aiea, Oahu Well, It seems like I’m posting more places in Oahu than in Hilo recently. During the holidays, I visit Oahu more since a lot of my family is there. So I’m sorry that I’ve been slacking with the Big Island places! According to Pho Viet’s sign, they claim have the “best soup [...]

Halekulani: House Without A Key

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

in Waikiki My Mom wanted to treat Bev and her family out for a nice dinner. She suggested to go to House Without A Key at the Halekulani Hotel, saying that it was a great place to go to during sunset, with live music and hula right next to the beach. Halekulani is a beautiful [...]

On Oahu again :)

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Arrived late last night and resisted the urge to go straight to Curry House. Can you believe it? We went to Bravo’s Italian restaurant instead, which turned out great. I’ll get a review up when I get back to Hilo. Now it’s morning, and I’m hoping to go to my old time favorite: Rocky’s in [...]

1 Plus 1 Cafe

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Have you ever noticed that the restaurants with the strangest names have the best food? 1 Plus 1 Cafe is a fairly new Chinese/Vietnamese style restaurant located in the Waiakea Center Pavilion next to Walmart. The Waiakea Center Pavilion also holds a food court and Hilo Bay Cafe. The inside is very nice and clean, [...]

Hilo Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Ever since moving to Hilo (about 9 years ago), the Hilo Farmer’s Market has always been a regular place to go on weekend mornings for cheap locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, and even ready-to-eat goodies. The farmer’s market is especially crowded on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but there are still some vendors there mostly everyday. [...]

Verna’s Drive In

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

So it’s 4am in rainy Hilo, you’re partied out, and you got major munchies. Where to go? “Ken’s!”, you may say. Others say, “Verna’s!” I lived in Hilo all this time and only recently, with the guidance of some friends (I’m a sheltered boy), did I realize that Verna’s is open 24 hours on weekend [...]