Welcome to Tin Roof Maui!…
Like a cross between sherbert and ice cream, guri guri is a famous Hawaii dessert served at Tasaka Guri Guri on Maui.
Tasaka Guri Guri offers two flavors: strawberry and pineapple….
Travaasa Hana is a tranquil resort located in Hana, Maui. With cottages in place of traditional hotel rooms, it’s remote and relaxing, unlike any other hotel on the island.
Our cottage at Travaasa Hana
We are here to unplug and relax 🙂 …
Sam Sato’s is a beloved Maui institution. It’s a bustling (always busy!), very casual noodle shop famous for dry noodles, bbq sticks, and manju.
I like counter seating best at Sam Sato’s….
Whether you call it coconut cake or haupia cake or coconut-haupia cake, all you need to know is that Hawaii loves these cakes. Here’s where to find the best of the bunch.
Coconut cakes in Hawaii are EXCEPTIONAL.
Sometimes they’re called coconut cakes, sometimes they’re called haupia cakes. To make things even more confusing, you’ll also see the name coconut-haupia cakes. They’re all pretty much the same thing. Haupia is a Hawaiian coconut pudding/custard. So if you make a coconut custard for your cake, it’s technically also a haupia cake. But let’s not get bogged down with these details. Point is, order the cake. Eat the cake. They are so good! Coconut haupia cakes are made of three main parts:
- Cake – typically a vanilla sponge cake.
- Filling – either a coconut or haupia pastry cream or custard.
- Frosting – no heavy sugary frosting. Only the light, lush, whipped cream type frosting.
Best Spots for Coconut Haupia Cake
Spend enough time in Hawaii and you’ll see coconut haupia cakes all over the island. From hotels to fancy restaurants and local bakeries, there is no shortage. But if you’re going to eat them, might as well eat the tastiest ones, yes? These are the best spots….
Valley Isle Kombucha makes kombucha with local fruits (like passion fruit, pineapple, and guava). Find them at local Hawaii markets or visit their cafe/kombucha bar in Maui.
I grew up in Honolulu, on Oahu island. People not from Hawaii tend to think we travel often and easily from island to island via boat/ferry. That is not the case. Plane is the only logical option (and those interisland tickets always cost more than you’d think)……