Hawaii Food Adventure
I've been looking forward to this day for awhile now. Once my nieces see the pictures and video taken, they're going to be jealous. Because I met a celebrity today!
At the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Met some of the residents
The times I've been here and didn't know
they had penguins in paradise
They have 8 African black-footed penguins
at the resort
But this wasn't what would make my nieces jealous
But, THIS WOULD!
Got to meet Icarus Hilton Up Close and Personal
She's a 24 year old African black-footed penguin
and the Star of the resort.
You can follow her at @IcarusHilton on Twitter
Mahalo Hilton Hawaiian Village
for the VIP treatment.
Now it's lunch with Traci Toguchi at the Peace Cafe, vegan home cooking.
2239 South King Street
Not too far from Waiola Shave Ice
Sandwiches, salads, stews, curry, and baked goods
Probably wondering why I was eating vegan in Hawaii?
Tomorrow (Saturday, October 1st) is
World Vegetarian Day
So, I celebrated 1 day early...
Sandwich comes with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes,
sprouts, and a homemade vegan aioli spread
This tempeh was cooked just right.
It can be mushy if not cooked properly.
This wasn't just a fun lunch
Traci put me to work...
Look for Traci on an upcoming Hawaii Five-O episode,
an upcoming film, and new family pie location.
It's now time to head over to "Eat the Street" and got a taste of "Eat Local" (this month's theme)
Eat the Street's
Lots of lunch wagons and great food
September's theme: Eat Local
August's theme: Spicy
July's theme: Garlic
If you're in Honolulu on the last Friday of the month,
checkout Eat the Street
We heard Elena from the popular Elena's lunch wagon was actually here, so we headed over to meet her and try some of her food.
With Elena and her #1 menu item
Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelet
with a side of their Lechon Special
Visit Elena and Theo at their Las Vegas location.
Both very tasty and one of my #EattheStreet Favorites...
Wedge Lee's lunch wagon "Ono to Go"
Follow @Melissa808's food adventures on
Strawberry won tons and a couple of taro won tons
from Lava Rocks!
Strawberries and cream cheese won tons
Very good too...
We kept missing each other, but finally met up with @thedailydish
Follow Cat's food adventures
After Eat the Street, it was time to move on to my Dinner plans... Headed over the Ed Kenney's Kaimuki restaurant TOWN.
This was all I needed to be happy...
Ahi Tartare on a risotto cake with balsamic vinegar
Clams with fennel, pasting, tomato, in a cinzano broth
Waimanalo Cremini mushrooms with MA'O dandelion greens
Shinsato Farm Pork Belly
wrapped loin, ulu mash with bitter greens
The Meat Course
with Pan Roasted Chicken
torn bread, tatsoi, grapes, and pancetta
Very nice flavor...
Another great meal in Honolulu with great people too...
@onokinegrindz, @cookingwithamy, @RebeccaPang, and @foodgps
Mahalo @edstown and Alika Chung
One of the best meals I've had in Honolulu!
3435 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tomorrow is the BIG EVENT!
Photos by Jay Terauchi
* Photo by @Melissa808
** Photo by @thedailydish