Hawaiian Plate #7 at Yama’s Fish Market
There are two Oahu Hawaiian food spots I mention often on this blog:…
Mac salad is a staple side dish in Hawaii. Our version is unique to the islands, often a bit tangy and loaded with add-ins like kamaboko and ‘ulu (breadfruit).
Mac salad (with chicken katsu and rice) at Gochi Grill (Oahu)
We love to eat mac salad in Hawaii….
Opihi is a Hawaiian delicacy. It’s a limpet that lives on seaside rocks (they are notoriously hard to pry off). Remove the shell and eat them raw or cooked.
Cleaning and eating raw opihi at home
These tiny gems are often called “baby abalone.”…
Helena’s Hawaiian Food is an iconic restaurant, famous for traditional Hawaiian food. Helena’s is loved by locals and visitors. It’s a must-try when in Hawaii!
Welcome to Helena’s Hawaiian Food!…
Spam Musubi is a famous Hawaii snack made from Spam, rice, and nori. It’s portable, affordable, and tasty! It’s the most popular way to eat Spam in Hawaii.
Spam (with Egg, Avocado, and Unagi!) Musubi at Musubi Cafe Iyasume (Oahu)
What’s Hawaii’s favorite snack?…
POG stands for Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava! It’s a chilled fruit juice that was invented on the island of Maui, and is now popular worldwide.
Aloha Maid POG juice
You’ll recognize POG by that happy orange-pink color….
Costco is a big deal in Hawaii. Everyone loves Costco because they do a great job stocking the local, Hawaii-only eats! Here’s what to get at Costco Hawaii.
The famous macadamia nuts at Costco Hawaii
There’s no place like Costco on a Sunday morning in Hawaii….
Poi is the staple starch of Hawaiian food. Made from the root of the taro (kalo) plant, it’s sticky, sweet, and a bit sour. It’s a Hawaii must-try food.
Fresh bags of poi, still warm!
Purple and sticky. Sweet and Sour. What is this?…
Shave ice is a popular Hawaii dessert made from shaving blocks of ice and topping it with fruit syrups. Here’s how to eat it, make it, and where to get it!
Pineapple shave ice with li hing mui powder at Kaimana Shave Ice (Oahu)
First things first: it’s Shave Ice not Shaved Ice….