After much too long of a hiatus, I’ve got oodles and oodles of Travel Diaries comin’ your way!
I figured after a weekend of nonstop eating you might be ready for a little break from the recipes, so today I’m telling you all about my trip to Honolulu last month. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll be hearing and seeing plenty about food in this post (since we basically ate our way through the entire island) but it’s at least food that you can look forward to on your next trip and nothing you have to worry about eating right away 😉
I’m still trying to figure out the best format to tell you all about my travel adventures, so please feel free to comment below about what you’d like to see more or less of! For today, since I have so many amazing photos to share, I thought I’d keep it simple and minimize the chatter. I also broke it down by day so I can stay organized and make sure I don’t miss anything.
So here goes!
Lunch at The Pig & the Lady (Chinatown)
Dinner at Doraku Sushi (Waikiki)
Farmer’s Market at Kapiolani Community College (Diamond Head)
Juice at Tucker & Bevvy (Waikiki)
Breakfast at Big City Diner (Kaimuki)
Dinner at MW Restaurant (Ala Moana) – FAVORITE RESTAURANT OF THE TRIP!
Dim Sum at Happy Days (Kaimuki)
Beer at Pint + Jigger (Ala Moana)
Dinner at Mahina & Sun’s at The Surfjack (Waikiki)
Breakfast at Kaimuki Superette (Kaimuki)
Beer at Honolulu Beerworks (Kaka’ako)
Lunch at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot (Ward)
Breakfast at Lanikai Juice at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (Waikiki)
Lunch at Fish House at the Four Seasons Resort Ko’olina (Ko’olina)
Dinner at Mud Hen Water (Kaimuki)
Breakfast at Tropics at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (Waikiki)
Dinner at Lucky Belly (Chinatown)
Tour of the Honolulu Fish Market & Auction
Breakfast at Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop
As I mentioned above, we were most blown away by our dinner at MW Restaurant. Just about everything we had there was spot-on, including the desserts. The owners are a husband and wife team (Michelle, the wife, is the Pastry Chef, and Wade, the husband, is the Head Chef) that came from long stints at Alan Wong’s, so you know they’re making good food.
We also really enjoyed our (few) non-eating activities. I’d been to the KCC Farmer’s Market many times, but it was such a treat to actually get to go out to Kahumana Farms and see all of the fresh produce being grown. We sadly didn’t make it to their organic cafe this time around, but I definitely want to try it out on our next trip!
So what do you think? Is there anywhere we missed? What should I start putting on my list for the next time we’re on the island?
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