So after a lengthy flight, we landed in paradise on Friday. We’re staying in this apartment, and it’s about 10 steps from here…
The flight was totally worth it.
We were pretty hungry. Luckily our lovely AirBnB host, Frances, had emailed us a bunch of recommendations. So we tried one of them out. The South Shore Grill is a short walk towards Diamond Head (past the zoo!).
Observation about Hawaii: lots of interesting birds (much better than pigeons) and amazing floral smells everywhere you go.
Back to food. I had a fish taco plate. The tacos were delicious, served with rice, coleslaw and macaroni salad (a Hawaiian specialty). It was amazing.
And Alex went for a burger, pimped up with jalapenos and hot sauce.
We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the city, swimming in the sea near our apartment and eating dinner from this joint.
The next day we woke up bright and early and hiked up Diamond Head, which isn’t too far from where we’re staying. We beat the heat (kind of) and it was totally worth the trek.
Feeling pretty proud of ourselves, we stopped off at the Farmer’s Market on our way home.
We picked up some treats for a picnic and headed home for some much-needed breakfast and a swim in the ocean.
Later, we took our picnic blanket and found a shady spot, right near the beach.
And tucked into a array of treats, including this delicious mashed avocado, made with avocado and lemon from the market, with a sprinkling of Hawaiian sea salt, made by Alex.
This on bread, with prosciutto = AMAZING.
We also picked up some sweet potato and taro chips. Taro is a root grown in Hawaii, pounded up and eaten in various ways. These were delicious.
We then sat on the rug, read our Kindles and soaked up the beautiful surroundings.
When we got home, we enjoyed a cup of coconut green tea, bought from the market. Delicious.
After a siesta, we walked on the beach.
We ate dinner at another one of Frances’ recommendations.
It was an excellent choice. Hawaii has a large Japanese population, which really shines through in the food.
We started with a bowl of miso soup. The perfect appetiser.
Then we tucked into an array of sushi.
And some delicious pork ribs, coated in sticky sauce.
It was all fabulous, and very reasonably priced.
Mahalo Hawaii. We already love you.