Since I know everyone loves food, and I don’t tweet everything I eat but I know you wish I did, I am bringing you this special edition blog post composed only of pictures of things that I ate in Hawaii. You may commence the celebrating now.
Delicious Food Item I Devoured #1: Hot Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery
Not only is this bakery famous for it's delicious malasadas, a portugese donut, it was also one of the places my mom worked in high school. Yep, she was really cool. So it was only natural that we made a return visit. I was an especially huge fan of their warm malasada filled with banana crème. I’m fairly certain it came directly from heaven.
Delicious Food Item Devoured #2: Matsumotos Shaved Ice
This spot on the North side of the island in Haleiwa is also really famous, this time for it’s classic shaved ice – including shaved ice on top of ice cream or beans. I always opt for the ice cream bottom. It’s been there forever; some of my aunts and uncles remember stopping by there on trips to the other side of the island in the 50’s.
Delicious Food Item Devoured #3: Miso Ramen from Hawaiiana Cafe
I happen to love Japanese food, and there is a ton of Japanese influence in Hawaii, so I knew it would be necessary to stop at one of the little Japanese food shops at some point. I noticed this one in a little garden on a stroll only a couple of blocks from where we were staying.
Delicious Food Item Devoured #4: Fresh Mango from a Cute Fruit Shop
We walked past this tiny hole-in-the-wall fruit shop on the way home one afternoon and it called to my dad and I. Inside it smelled like a tropical fruit paradise, and we purchased mango.
Delicious Food Item Devoured #5: Kailua Pork from some Lovely Place in Kailua
I figured it had to be ordered.
More Hawaii updates soon!