Saturday, May 30, 2009

food critic

I have been lazy in not getting my Hawaii recap posted yet. Rest is coming! But first, I want to point out how much fun traveling is. Not only because of the different locations, different atmosphere, foliage, etc. But because of the food!! Food is huge when it comes to traveling. Every location has a different tradition, a different way of doing things and food is always part of the equation.

Hawaiians do have a love of SPAM and poi which I feared would find its way on to my plate. Luckily, it did not. Hawaii is also known for its shave ice. Of course it was one of the first things I had to try. And of course, it was FABULOUS!! Vanilla ice cream on the bottom, shaved ice on top. Simple idea with taste-bud-bursting results. I chose watermelon and blue raspberry flavoring. Delish!
The next to top my list was this chique, laid-back place called Lava Java. Great baked goods but even better breakfast!! Wow. This seriously was the best waffle I have ever had in my life. It was hard to stop the shovel-it-in-my-face motion long enough to snap this picture. The perfectly fluffy waffle is topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream and chopped macademia nuts. A side of grilled sausage to boot. So so tasty. It makes me want to talk in French. Magnifique!!The third to top my list is something a little out of the ordinary. Usually, when a company tries to market its product this way, the product is not very good. But these were so good! They are chocolate covered macademia nuts rolled in cocoa powder. I honestly ate most of the bag. Just when the chocolate is a little overpowering, the mild macademia nut kicks in and evens it all out. Makes me want to kiss your cheeks like Europeans do. Muwa! Muwa!

More on Hawaii to come!!

1 comment:

Catherine Cazier said...

nice to hear about the fun foods of Hawaii. My brother served his mission there but I don't think I have heard him say too much about the food other the the poi(??)