{honolulu} city eats

August 17, 2017

Honolulu is really known for it’s food. And finally you get a chance to see just some of the delicious foods my mom and I got a chance to try while staying in Hawaii’s capital. We found that there were many, many cheap noodle places. We also encountered various locations that sold ready-made bento boxes including in food courts and the supermarket. With the strong Chinese influence in Hawaii and its large Chinatown, we also got some very delicious dumsum, too. It was so great to get a chance to eat our way through Honolulu … yummy!

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hikingpaia’s market for fishbig beachsurfing goatsali’i kula lavender • tropical eats
OAHUdowntown capital sitesart museum of the statesunset shadowhistoric pearl harbormoana’s public beachmoana’s tall fall

A Oahu-style photo adventure:

A couple months ago, a friend and I were in New York City and were craving Asian food. We decided to try this noodle place called Tasty hand-pulled Noodles Inc – not the most creative name, pretty much sums up what they are known for. They offer both dry and soup noodles. We shared one noodle dish – the dry duck pulled noodles. I love hand-pulled noodles because the texture of the noodles is different than your ordinary boxed noodles and much more chewy! The noodle texture and flavor was good! Unfortunately, they were too greasy for our liking. I know Chinese food can be greasy, but I had higher expectations for this please. I would definitely go again and perhaps try the soup noodles – maybe those would be less greasy.


Not a very original name


Way-too-greasy duck noodles

{maui} tropical eats

August 7, 2017

Even though it’s Honolulu that’s known for its delicious food (good thing that’s where we’re headed next), my mom and I started getting our grub on while on Maui. Some of the best foods we tried were fresh poke from the supermarket, coconut pineapple bread, kalua pork, five-fruit smoothies, taro salads, and coconut water from a coconut cut right in front of us. Yum! What a great start to our tropical food adventure!

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hikingpaia’s market for fishbig beachsurfing goatsali’i kula lavender

A Maui-style photo adventure:

While on Maui, it makes sense to at least eat some fresh, delicious fish at least a couple of times. One of the places we went for some of this fresh caught fish off the shores of Hawaii was at Fish Market Restaurant in Paia. We had decided to drive up to Paia to take a look around this town and happened upon this seafood restaurant. They pretty much offered every kind of fish you can imagine off the coast of Maui and for a decent price. It was packed when we got there the first time though so we decided to walk around and then make our way back there when it wasn’t so busy, which was a great idea. The second time around, there were fewer people in line because it was later in the afternoon but not yet dinner time. We ordered some fresh fish to be cooked up in garlic and then some fish tacos. Yum!

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hiking

A Maui-style photo adventure:


Welcome!


Order and sit


Fresh catch of the day!


Fish tacos

Hello!

Having been in Philadelphia now for almost a year, I’ve tried a few local ice cream spots; unfortunately, nothing so far has wowed me. One of the places I had been meaning to try was called Little Baby’s and I finally got a chance to go.

I’m actually not sure from where the store name originates, but they certainly did have colorful decor.

Little Baby’s specializes in unconventional ice cream flavors; since it was my first time there, I wanted to try as many as possible, so my friend and I sampled a couple flavors, then bought this six-scoop sampler to share. Some of strangest flavors offered included ants on a log (with very strong celery taste, I might add), strawberry pink peppercorn, cucumber dill, and Maryland BBQ.

So what’s the verdict? I’m glad I went once to experience the strange flavors, but to be honest, savory isn’t really what I’m looking for when I go for a scoop of ice cream, so I guess I’ll have to keep looking for my favorite Philadelphia ice cream spot!