Monday, February 15, 2010

My Honolulu Food Favorites

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Jay Terauchi's Honolulu Food Favorites:

Zippy’s – My #1 Favorite Place growing up and still is.

Yummy’s Korean BBQ
For that quick Korean fix

Rainbow Drive-In
Plate lunch

Lahaina Chicken – InterIsland Terminal & Ala Moana Center

Liliha Bakery
Coco Puffs
Breakfast – sit at the counter
Closed Mondays – otherwise open 24 hours.

Young’s Fish Market
Kalua Pig (traditional imu) One of the best I’ve had – retail.

Palace Saimin
Saimin, won ton mein, teri beef sticks.
Street parking

Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill
Mahi-Mahi tacos
Fish & Chips – local fish daily

Side Street Inn – Sports Bar
Pork Chops – Enough said…
Kim Chee Fried Rice

Helena’s Hawaiian Food
Maui Onion with alae salt

Angelo Pietro
Raw Potato Salad
Create your own Japanese style pasta entree

Gyotaku – Old style Japanese Combinations
Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia
Bento to go

Bar 35 – Chinatown
Lounge with Great pizza, Chef Valentini

Leonard’s Bakery
Malasadas – No other reason to go

Ono Hawaiian Food – Fair Warning: Read the sign and wait outside…
Kailua Pork
Chicken Long Rice

Legends Seafood Restaurant
Dim Sum

Char Hung Sut – Early Morning Take-out, Closed Tuesdays
Char Siu Manapua
Pork Hash

Asahi Grill
Oxtail Soup – Kapiolani Coffee Shop version

Sugoi Bento
Mochiko Chicken
Garlic Chicken

Fort Ruger Market
Poke

Poke Stop – Great poke selection
Poke, duh…

Fukuya Deli – Okazu-ya
Teri beef, chicken, and misoyaki butterfish.

Diamond Head Market & Grill
Upscale Plate Lunch
Grilled Ahi Wasabi Sandwich
Teri Ribeye Burger

Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory
Manapua: kalua pig is my favorite

Waiola Shave Ice
How to order:
1. Select Size
2. Select Bottom of the Cone Goodies, if any. (ice cream, azuki beans, mochi)
3. Select Flavor(s)
Example: Small, ice cream, Rainbow or Small, Guava

Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop – Closed Mondays
Sweet Dog – Hilo Hot Dog wrapped in sweet bread
Molokai Mud Pie

Yama’s Fish Market
Hawaiian Plate Lunch – lau lau, kalua pig, poi, etc.
Poke
Haupia-covered brownies

Shokudo
Oxtail Ramen
Small dishes from the kitchen


Upscale Favorites

3660 On The Rise – Euro – Island Cuisine

Roy’s (Hawaii Kai) – The restaurant that started it all
Chocolate Soufflé

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar – Great Fish
Order small plates

Alan Wong’s – One of the best
Tasting Menu

Chef Mavro – Island French

Hoku’s – Love the hotel


Cookies and Island Treats

Wholesale Unlimited – cookies, seeds, etc.
Betty’s Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies –once you try, you’re hooked…

1 comment:

Pastor Tom Choi said...

Good list, Jay. I'll post my take soon.