Honolulu has many great dim sum options. From Jade Dynasty to Legend Seafood, Tai Pan, and Tim Ho Wan Waikiki, these are the restaurants we love to visit for dim sum. Sesame shrimp mousse and eggplant at Jade Dynasty Going for dim sum (aka yum cha) is a popular thing to do in Honolulu.
Maguro Brothers Hawaii is a wonderful place in Honolulu for super fresh sashimi, grilled fish, and ahi poke over rice. We love this place! King salmon sashimi on rice, add uni. Eaten in the car! Super fresh King salmon sashimi and uni! What is this bliss?
Yama's Fish Market is one of Hawaii's best Hawaiian food spots. It's loved by locals for housemade lau lau, ahi poke (many different options!), and the dreamiest haupia desserts. Hawaiian Plate #7 at Yama's Fish Market There are two Oahu Hawaiian food spots I mention often on this blog:
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."
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. Homemade POG juice
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 Costco Hawaii There's no place like Costco on a Sunday morning in Hawaii. It is packed. Costco is busy on …
Waiola Shave Ice is a famous shave ice store in Hawaii. They have all the classics flavors, plus Hawaii-only treats like li hing mui, lychee, and lilikoi! Li hing mui and lilikoi with snowcap at Waiola Shave Ice Look for the blue store on the corner of Waiola and Paani Street.
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?
Li hing mui is a Hawaii dried plum treat that comes in the form of a seed (for snacking) and powder (for sprinkling on anything from shave ice to fresh fruits). It is sweet, salty, and sour! Li hing mui powder What's red, comes in the form of seeds and powder, and is a Hawaii …
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.
Māmaki is a native Hawaiian tisane / herbal tea. It's caffeine-free, refreshing, rich in antioxidants, and often believed to be a miracle brew. Brewing hot mamaki at home I consult on tea. The client question I receive most often: what's going to be trendy?