Aloha Hawaii: Island Food Part Two

It was great to experience all the wonderful food around the island; succulent garlic shrimp at a North Shore food truck, sweet cream puffs at a local bakery in Waikiki, and of course the famous food at the Rainbow Drive-in.

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When I was at North Shore for some shark diving, we had to stop by the famous Giovannis shrimp truck and Matsumoto’s shaved ice.  The shaved ice was a welcome sweet treat.  I loved that you were able to add 3 different  kinds of flavors, red beans, and evaporated milk. Which is exactly what I did! It was better than I expected; especially for a place that’s packed with tourists.

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Hands down, one of my favorite places we went was a local bakery and small diner called Liliha’s. They had these amazing, creamy, and sweet, green tea filled cream puffs. Oh how wish I could get my hands on them here!! Their diner food was great too. It was only a counter which sat maybe 20 people or so, but it was always packed. They had the best mac salad there; it tasted lovingly home made. Also their warm butter rolls with the atomic jelly were out of this world!

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One of the things Hawaii is known for are their enormous plates of food and spam. Of course a few days out of the week I had to indulge. I had some morning spam, eggs, and rice at the Rainbow Drive-in a couple of times.

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Everything was really good in Hawaii, and there are some things I still crave. If I’m lucky enough, hopefully I’ll be able to come back and experience more food.

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