Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hawaiian Food Feature
Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. I guess planning a wedding, getting married, and going on a honeymoon will do that to a person. We're back home and finally starting to settle down (despite devoting at least an hour to P90X everyday) so I had a moment to update and figured there was no better place to start that to let you see all the delicious food we had in Hawaii. My mouth is still watering from so much of this food.
First bite of Hawaii was a papaya with lime. So simple yet so good!
We got so lucky and found a sushi place that offers 50% off if you arrive before they open and get in line. We went a little overboard, but it was half the price and sooo good. This was a crab and mango roll. The sauce was a light yet spicy mango/siracha concoction.
Tuna roll with crunch on the outside and a sweet mango sauce underneath.
We made breakfast in our condo almost every day. The fruit was amazing. We've been spoiled forever.
Our first "plate lunch." I had the kalua pork and cabbage and Brent had the fried mahi. Every plate lunch comes with white rice and macaroni salad. Yup. Every one.
We stopped at our first Kona coffee plantation and had the best mocha ever. Those are chocolate covered mac nuts on the side.
Malasada with Bavarian Cream filling. Basically fried dough much like a sugared donut.
This is called Saimin--basically a brothy soup made with egg, spam, seafood and seaweed.
Oh the smoothies! Like you've NEVER had. I chose the peanut butter, banana version. We also had a pineapple muffin which was more like a mini pineapple upside down cake.
Our fancy dinner at Merrimans. Brent had the lamb special with creamy gnocchi.
Cafe Pesto--we HIGHLY recommend this place if you're on the Big Island. This was the flatbread appetizer. Topped with blue cheese, rosemary and a little Parmesan. Sounds weird but the flavors went so well together.
Brent got the mushroom and artichoke pizza...
And I had the pesto BBQ chicken pizza.
Brent's chicken and potato yellow curry...
And my pad thai. Some of the best Thai food I've had besides the very first I ever had near "Thai Town" in Denver.
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