Koloa Fish Market

Koloa Fish Market

On our way to Waimea, we stopped off in Koloa for lunch.

Road to Koloa

Here was the menu for that day on the wall…

Koloa Fish Market Menu

And some fresh poke in the case.

Koloa Fish Market

He chose the ahi with wasabi cream sauce.

Koloa Fish Market

And I went with the hamburger steak. Both came with rice, salad, and mac salad, I thought that was nice. I really enjoyed the grilled onions along with everything else on my plate!

Koloa Fish Market

July 3, 2011   2 Comments

Kilauea Bakery and Pau Hana Pizza…and fishing!

Pau Hana Pizza

After brunch at Hamura’s, we made our way around the island to Kilauea and the Kong Lung Center. Here we stopped by to check out Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza. I had been wanting to try the pizza so we shared the veggie slice above. I really enjoyed it and loved that they had artichoke hearts as a topping!

Kauai Beach

After that quick snack we continued driving around stopping at some beaches…

Kauai Beach

And did a little impromptu hand pole fishing on the side of the road.


We picked up some line, small hooks, and a couple shrimp at Foodland – then tied in on a stick I found at the beach (since we didn’t bring our poles with us)! It looked pretty funny but it worked!


Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza
2484 Keneke St
Kong Lung Center
Kilauea, HI 96754

April 7, 2011   2 Comments

Hamura Saimin, Kauai

Hamura Saimin, Kauai

Finally unloading some photos off my camera! The next several posts will be from a previous trip to Kauai. We weren’t there for too long, but had a fun time eating our way around the island. First stop after landing was lunch at Hamura’s.

Hamura Saimin, Kauai

Started off with the special saimin and a tasty bbq beef stick…

Hamura Saimin, Beef Stick

Then we finished it off sharing a slice of lilikoi chiffon pie, mmmm.

Hamura Saimin, Lilikoi Chiffon Pie

Hamura Saimin Menui

Hamura Saimin Stand
2956 Kress Street
Lihue, HI 96766

March 15, 2011   5 Comments

Highway Inn, Waipahu

Highway Inn Ahi Sliders

I’ve been enjoying the new renovated look of Highway Inn as well as some of their new dishes. Right after their renovation, I noticed a lot of new items offered as specials. The Ahi Sliders with chili aioli above started as one of those specials and has now made it on to the regular menu!

Highway Inn Teriyaki Mahi

This next one is Mahi mahi with teriyaki sauce. It isn’t a new item, but one that we tried for the first time recently. I’m not really a mahi person, but this one was so good. It was super moist and juicy and the teriyaki sauce was great.

Highway Inn Beef Stew

But my favorite will always be the Beef Stew combo…mmmm.

Highway Inn
94-226 Leoku Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

October 16, 2010   No Comments

Off the Wall

Spicy Ahi Don

Last week after work we stopped by Off the Wall in Pearl Kai for lunch/dinner. I tried the San Diego Spicy Ahi Poke Don. This is ahi poke on furikake rice with spicy aioli and avocado slices. I loved this!!

Ahi Belly Katsu

He went for one of the daily specials. I think it was called ahi belly katsu. Very light and healthy with the toss salad. We also ordered a pupu sized Eggplant Miso, that besides eggplant also includes tofu and veggies. This is one of my vegetarian dishes. The other is the champuru with bittermelon and tofu.

If you are around the area at lunch time and want to try one of their donburis, here is a link to a coupon for $1.50 off. It’s good until 10/31/2010 http://www.offthewallhawaii.com/specials

September 13, 2010   No Comments

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Moi Carpaccio

A couple weeks ago we were able to go to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner, Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas! I love this place, the sauces are so good, I’ve always enjoyed every appetizer, entree, and dessert that I’ve had here.

First up were two things to start off with. In the top photo is one of his specialties, Sizzlin’ Moi Carpaccio. Very delicious moi (Pacific Threadfin) with ginger, Hauula tomato, tofu, and truffled ponzu sauce.

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Tofu Salad

We also had Hiroshi’s Tofu Salad. This included Mrs. Cheng’s tofu, Hauula tomatoes, kaiware sprouts, salmon skin, garlic and ginger chips, sakura shrimp and sesame soy dressing.

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Onaga

For one of our entrees we had the Steamed Onaga, which is a snapper. This had fresh grated Big island ginger, tomato concasse, choi sum & roasted garlic soy brown butter as a sauce. Delicious!!

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Mekajiki

We also had the Panko Crusted Mekajiki which is a broadbill swordfish. This came with roasted shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, fresh thyme, Thai basil & roasted garlic soy butter sauce. I also loved this, especially the shiitake mushrooms in the roasted garlic soy butter sauce, so good!

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Dessert

And since we were celebrating a birthday, we got the complimentary dessert above. An all around absolutely delicious meal!

For lots more photos from our previous dinner at Hiroshi’s, click here!

Website: www.hiroshihawaii.com
Address: 500 Ala Moana Blvd, Restaurant Row
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

July 30, 2010   6 Comments

Kaneohe Farmer’s Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Just recently we checked out the Kaneohe Farmer’s Market for the first time. The one we go to most often is Kailua, though my favorite is the KCC Farmer’s Market. It’s just that it’s really hard to get me up early on a Saturday morning for that one.

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

The Kaneohe farmer’s market is on Wednesdays starting at 3:00 pm inside of Windward Mall on the Macy’s side.

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

It’s was pretty crowded on the day we went and mostly produce, opposed to the Kailua and KCC farmer’s markets that have a nice selection of hot food items.

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

But still there was a nice selection of things to choose from.

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

For lunch I had pancit which I enjoyed…

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

We also picked up some kettle corn, lavosh, and cookies to bring home as snacks!

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

Kaneohe Farmer's Market

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744
3:00 pm -8:00pm

July 25, 2010   3 Comments


Curry Udon

Hey guys and gals! For anyone wondering where I’ve been lately, it has to do with a new job last year and also working on another site called JapanDish.com. First I moved over my Japan related travel photos from this site and now I’m starting to add new posts from more recent trips.

But don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about this site! I actually have many photos in my camera just waiting to make it up here. Several days from now I should have some fun new things coming out here. Until then, if you are interested in Japan, check me out at JapanDish.com, thanks!

July 23, 2010   3 Comments

Quiet North Shore Beach

For a quiet moment during this busy holiday season…

North Shore Beach

Took this during an early morning fishing outing on the North Shore.

December 19, 2009   4 Comments

Kailua Farmer’s Market

Kailua Farmer's Market Fruits

For the past couple of months we’ve been going to the Kailua Farmer’s Market on Thursday afternoons. I love the KCC Farmer’s Market…it’s just that it’s really hard for me to wake up early on Saturdays!

So this Kailua one is perfect. Lots of ono food, and at the very comfortable hour of 5:00 pm.

Take a look around…

Kailua Farmer's Market Various Plates

Kailua Farmer's Market Soup

Kailua Farmer's Market Orchids

Kailua Farmer's Market Flowers

Kailua Farmer's Market Star Point

Kailua Farmer's Market Da Spot

Kailua Farmer's Market Fried Foods

Kailua Farmer's Market Pastele

Kailua Farmer's Market Bale

Kailua Farmer's Market Bale

Here’s just a small selection of some of the foods we’ve been eating…

Kailua Farmer's Market Taro Sweet Bread

Best taro sweet bread I’ve ever had!

Kailua Farmer's Market Bale Taro Sweet Bread

Spanish Rice and Pastele

Kailua Farmer's Market Pastele


Kailua Farmer's Market Spring Roll

Sea Asparagus Vegetarian Bento

Kailua Farmer's Market Sea Asparagus


Kailua Farmer's Market Baklava

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Kailua Farmer's Market Stuffed Grape Leaves

Kailua Farmer's Market Stuffed Grape Leaves

Depending on the week different vendors are there, but we can always find something good to eat or snack on!

Location: Kailua Town, behind Long’s
Hours: Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (get there early for the best selection!)

December 3, 2009   10 Comments