eatin round da Hawaii islandz!

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ricoboxing
Junior Burger
2013/12/11 22:30:37
as u can tell by my post count, i don't usually post much, but had to report on our trip to da beautiful Hawaii islands!
 
Use to have some ohana and hanai ohana der so we use to just eating local kine grindz, nutin fancy.
 
Didnt take pics of all our grindz but heres da ones we got
 
First stop on da big island wuz da KTA supermarket fo some ahi poke and seaweed. Perfect meal while watching da keiki swim at hapuna beach.

 
 
after da beach, gotta have some shave ice


 
den off to Hawi where we had some huli chicken


 
 
We also had to stop by da farmers market for some fresh fruits

 
and also some ono mahi mahi sliders

 
Loco Moco @ Cafe 100 in Hilo, da keiki luv spam n rice!!


 
 
No trip to da Big Island is complete without a stop at Tex in Honokaa fo some malasadas!!


 
wuz still hungry so also had some beef stew!!

 
 
Some local grindz in Oahu too!
 
Zippy's is as local as u can get... had some saimin dis time!

 
Kahuku for some garlic shrimp plates!! Had a nice one at Tita's Grill!!

 
nudder shrimp truck we had, not as ono as Tita's but still good!

 
back to Zippys for a mini mahi mahi zip pac! Keiki luv Zippys so much, I think we had it 4 out of the 5 dayz we wuz in Oahu!
 
Honolulu Chinatown also has ono grindz and dey dam cheap too!

 
Dinuguan plate, pork in pigs blood stew. yup pigs blood!!

 
Oh yeah maladas again at the famous Leonard's!!

 
Keiki killin da spaghetti at Jollibee in Waipahu

 
Went to da Pearl Ridge farmers market on our last day and had some tacos (at da bottom) and some more poke. Tacos from Santa Cruz Taco (also a forum member here) and dey wuz onolicious!

 
All in all we had TONS of food and missed alot of good spots like Helenas (cause they were closed during Thanksgiving) and Rainbows Drive Inn (cause we wuz just too full to eat mo), but had a great time.
 
Can't wait to come back!!!  We ate a ton mo stuff, but dont have pics of em... maybe next time!!!
 
 
 
TnTinCT
Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 07:39:08
The Huli chicken looks amazing! What type of seasoning is used? A lot of this food is new to me.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 08:12:44
What did you do to The Big Island? It's overcast in Hapuna, and not a cloud in the sky in Hilo!
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 08:31:35
The food looks great and I love the Leonard's Bakery sign!
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 11:17:33
TnTinCT
The Huli chicken looks amazing! What type of seasoning is used? A lot of this food is new to me.

tasted like some kind soy mix. Every huli chicken stand has their own secret recipe that they use. The flavor really comes from the kiawe wood that its cooked over.
 
Mosca
What did you do to The Big Island? It's overcast in Hapuna, and not a cloud in the sky in Hilo!

we had great weather on both sides of da islands! only a tiny bit of rain when we were in Hilo, and it was da usual dry n sunny for most of the time in Kona. Place we stayed was off of Hawaii belt road 20mins south of Waimea, so at high altitude and nice n cool at night.
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 11:54:09
Great trip report! Thanks!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 12:00:16
I was in the Islands in November. I went to some good places, but boy, ricoboxing, I wish I'd hung with you for a few days and gone out to some of these places with you. They look great. I did go to Leonards, though. Good report and great pictures!
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 16:16:49
real nice report..I gotta get back!
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 17:17:41
I was going to ask you why you didn't stop at Rainbow Drive-in. They have good plate lunch specials like Roast pork, Shoyu chicken and a teri combo plate. The Huli Huli chicken looked great over the hot coals...........It looks like you all had fun............have you ever stopped at the Side Street Inn for Fried Pork Chops. It's over by Ala Moana ctr behind the Original Pancake house.............Bill
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/12 20:31:39
Enjoyable report! Love your pictures of your children enjoying their food!
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/13 08:01:51
EdSails

I was in the Islands in November. I went to some good places, but boy, ricoboxing, I wish I'd hung with you for a few days and gone out to some of these places with you. They look great. I did go to Leonards, though. Good report and great pictures!

ya Leonards got some good malasadas, but i like Tex betta cause dey mo bigga!! Actually most of da places are just regular hole in da wall spots dat da locals go.
 
pnwchef
I was going to ask you why you didn't stop at Rainbow Drive-in. They have good plate lunch specials like Roast pork, Shoyu chicken and a teri combo plate. The Huli Huli chicken looked great over the hot coals...........It looks like you all had fun............have you ever stopped at the Side Street Inn for Fried Pork Chops. It's over by Ala Moana ctr behind the Original Pancake house.............Bill

We actually passed by Rainbow a couple times, but always too full to eat! Island portions are huge!! Dats nudder reason 2 go back!!
 
Never been to Side Street Inn, we stayed in Waipahu, so only went downtown a couple times (which is more den enuff fo me!!)
 
kevincad
Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2013/12/13 12:01:09
TnTinCT

The Huli chicken looks amazing! What type of seasoning is used? A lot of this food is new to me.

Found this:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grilled-huli-huli-chicken
 
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/18 14:24:43
Was looking through my phone and found this pic... Hawaiian sweet bread french toast at Hawaii Style Cafe in Waimea
 

 
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/18 14:30:53
Ricoboxing, I found some of my favorite poke at Umeke's in Kona. What was your favorite for poke?
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/18 19:47:03
EdSails

Ricoboxing, I found some of my favorite poke at Umeke's in Kona. What was your favorite for poke?

we ate poke almost every day, but it was always da supermarket kine stuff. KTA, Foodland, etc. I think the only other place we bought poke was at ala moana food court and at this strip mall near hawaii kai. don't matter, dey all ono!
 
at home we just buy frozen ahi at costco and make our own poke. usually da spicy one. just like dis

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/18 19:53:22
ricoboxing

EdSails

Ricoboxing, I found some of my favorite poke at Umeke's in Kona. What was your favorite for poke?

we ate poke almost every day, but it was always da supermarket kine stuff. KTA, Foodland, etc. I think the only other place we bought poke was at ala moana food court and at this strip mall near hawaii kai. don't matter, dey all ono!

at home we just buy frozen ahi at costco and make our own poke. usually da spicy one. just like dis


 
Looks good ricoboxing!
Here's my homemade poke.

 

 
I'm lucky out here that I can buy fresh ahi at the Japanese market Marukai and they also have the hawaiian poke mix with the seaweed etc. All I usually add is some soy, a little sesame oil and fresh scallions. It is definitely ono!
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/19 14:08:53
dam brah, dat looks ono! You lucky u can get fresh ahi.
 
I'll have to settle wit costco till our next trip :(
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/19 14:15:06
Thanks for the report, rico, and what a great looking family you have?
 
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/19 14:15:33
Whoops -- didn't mean a question mark!
 
kaszeta
Double Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/20 10:42:43
Just noticed this report.  I'll have to compare your notes with my just-completed trip to Oahu (where I tried to eat just about everything from plate lunches, to musubi, to huli huli chicken, to ramen, to saimin,  to manapua, to malasadas, to .... well, everything else)
ricoboxing
Junior Burger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/21 08:42:51
easydoesit
Thanks for the report, rico, and what a great looking family you have?

mahalo!
 
kaszeta
Just noticed this report.  I'll have to compare your notes with my just-completed trip to Oahu (where I tried to eat just about everything from plate lunches, to musubi, to huli huli chicken, to ramen, to saimin,  to manapua, to malasadas, to .... well, everything else)

looking forward to seeing your post. ate a tons more stuff but really wasnt planning to do a trip report so i didnt take pics of a lot of stuff we ate.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/21 14:45:14
ricoboxing

easydoesit
Thanks for the report, rico, and what a great looking family you have?

mahalo!

kaszeta
Just noticed this report.  I'll have to compare your notes with my just-completed trip to Oahu (where I tried to eat just about everything from plate lunches, to musubi, to huli huli chicken, to ramen, to saimin,  to manapua, to malasadas, to .... well, everything else)

looking forward to seeing your post. ate a tons more stuff but really wasnt planning to do a trip report so i didnt take pics of a lot of stuff we ate.
Do they still have Primo beer? I was over there in the 60's and it was really popular. I almost lived on saimin from some little place in Waipahu.

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:eatin round da Hawaii islandz! 2014/02/21 15:13:08
Pancho

ricoboxing

easydoesit
Thanks for the report, rico, and what a great looking family you have?

mahalo!

kaszeta
Just noticed this report.  I'll have to compare your notes with my just-completed trip to Oahu (where I tried to eat just about everything from plate lunches, to musubi, to huli huli chicken, to ramen, to saimin,  to manapua, to malasadas, to .... well, everything else)

looking forward to seeing your post. ate a tons more stuff but really wasnt planning to do a trip report so i didnt take pics of a lot of stuff we ate.
Do they still have Primo beer? I was over there in the 60's and it was really popular. I almost lived on saimin from some little place in Waipahu.

Not only do they have Primo Beer, but I understand from the advertising I saw on the Islands that they are very active and popular.