TRY THE BEST LEEWARD COAST AND KAPOLEI FOOD TRUCKS

When you’re on Oahu and it’s time to eat, you have so many delicious choices. You’ll want to enjoy a traditional Hawaiian meal, seafood, and the multicultural dishes that give the island such a rich and diverse culinary heritage. These specialties are made by some of the country’s best chefs — and not all of them are in restaurants. The food trucks on Oahu serve up amazing meals and treats that you’ll want to try, too. You owe it to yourself to check out Kapolei food trucks. Here are some

THE TOP 5 FOOD TRUCKS IN NORTH SHORE OAHU, HAWAII

For generations food trucks have been a part of life in Hawaii. Both locals and tourists flock to food trucks not just for the delicious bites but also for the convenience. As time has passed, some of these nomadic crowd pleasers have become so well established that they set up shop permanently. Although there are just too many to list, we did gather up the five best food trucks found in North Shore Oahu. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck Possibly the crown jewel of all food trucks in Hawaii, Giovanni’s is the

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE ENJOYING THE BEST SHAVE ICE IN OAHU

When you hear “shave ice” the image of a snow cone may pop into your mind, with a typical course ice texture and fruity flavors. Although shave ice and snow cones are both two yummy icy treats, there is a difference. Shave ice has a softer consistency, ironically giving it a more snowy texture than a snow cone. Shave ice also comes in more flavors than we usually see in snow cones, flavors can range from sweet, to savory, to sour and everything in between! The various options that exist when

Ramen vs Saimin in Hawaii

If you decide to visit or reside in Hawaii, you have to indulge in the local favorite fast food of the Hawaiian islands at least once. Saimin in Hawaii is considered by some to be the national dish of Hawaii, and it can be found almost anywhere and at any time of the day from snack bars, coffee shops, diner style restaurants, resorts, and even McDonald’s. There’s a bit of uncertainty around the history of this fast and delicious dish, the Japanese people would consider it a Chinese dish because of the noodles,

PERHAPS THE BEST ISLAND GELATO

After attending a meeting at HVCB (Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau) my wife & I went to the Ala Moana Mall yesterday to return (you guessed it) Christmas gifts.  After shopping and returning for some time, we decided we’d like a dish of Gelato. Now  I understand the rents at the mall must be very high and vendors there have a lot of other costs as well, but we felt that $7 plus for a single scoop of gelato was just too much.  My wife had heard about another place the MAKES

MOUTHWATERING DISHES TO EXPECT AT A CONTEMPORARY LUAU

What comes to mind when you hear the word “luau”? Hawaii? Hula dances? Feasts that are simply overflowing with food? Well, we’re going to introduce you to the basics of the contemporary luau from the history to the foods that you can expect to be served during your experience. Stick around as we delve into this exciting tradition. The traditional and the contemporary luau Now, what is a traditional luau and how does it differ from the contemporary luau? The luau is a Hawaiian feast that includes high-spirited music, dance

KALAPAWAI CAFE’S NEW DINNER MENU

Alfresco Dining in Kapolei We’ve enjoyed luscious lattes at the cafe and tasty pizzas and salads for lunch, and we are now happy to say, we’ve enjoyed Kalapawai Cafe’s delicious dinner menu. Larry and I dined at Kapolei’s newest local restaurant and gem of our second city, the Kalapawai Cafe, last night and it was absolutely delish! It was an easy walk across the street from our Ola Properties office to arrive at 7:15 PM. It’s a casual, relaxed atmosphere and they do not take reservations, however, we were warmly greeted and

THE ISLAND’S BEST MALASADAS

In the mood for a fluffy, sweet treat? Chow down on one of Hawaii’s staple desserts: the malasada. Malasadas are native to Portugal and are a fried, donut like dessert but without the pesky hole in the middle for more deliciousness per bite. The traditional malasada is simply rolled in sugar after frying but there are a large variety of malasadas available throughout Hawaii, including custard-filled and glazed. If you’re thinking about visiting the Oahu island, be sure to check out these top 3 bakeries with the best malasadas on Oahu:

IS FRUIT PUNCH IN EVERY RESTAURANT?

Oh yes, “Fruit Punch” is available in every restaurant in Hawaii. In fact, you can get fruit punch in all fast food restaurants as well as the fancy ones. Fruit Punch is so popular in Hawaii it is the second highest selling drink in most fountains, next to the colas. It out sells Sprite (or 7-Up), and Diet Coke (or Diet Pepsi). “Punch” is tradionally a drink served at parties and probably has a different taste at every party (based on a set of “secret” ingredients). In Hawaii “Fruit Punch” basically tastes