Food is indeed one of the most exciting parts of your vacation. Everyone needs to eat, and when you travel to Hawaii, you are guaranteed to have ample options of great food to choose from. Most likely, if you’re new to the area , or just visiting, you won’t be familiar with where to find the local specialties. I have put together a list of recommendations for you to try during your vacation in Hawaii!
Sweet apple bananas
In general, fruits and vegetables are really fresh and flavorful in Hawaii than on the mainland. Even vegetables, like corn and zucchini are much sweeter in Hawaii. Of those yummy vegetables and fruits, apple bananas are always popular among locals and tourists, and you can easily find them in supermarkets along with the farmers markets. As the name suggest, these bananas taste like apples; so sweet that even those who usually do not enjoy eating regular bananas eat them. When you are in Hawaii, definitely give apple bananas a try. You will not regret it!
Sweet Purple taro bread
Malasada, the Hawaiian doughnuts
If you get a chance, try to find freshly fried Malasadas, because they taste so much better when they’re warm or hot!. I personally like the plain ones the best, but I also enjoyed mango Malasadas, which were recommended when I tried them at one of the farmers markets.
Spicy Poke Bowl
The bowl in this picture is little unique as this spicy poke bowl comes with little extra. It’s great those who like spicy food, but cannot eat a whole lot at once, because this mixture gives you a little break in between from the spiciness. You can find spicy poke bowls everywhere, so definitely give it a try at least once! The one I got in the picture is from Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center where you can get plenty of yummy Hawaiian and Japanese food.
Hawaii Kona Coffee
Though, if coffee’s not your thing, Hawaiian Sun is a 100% juice made in Hawaii, which you can also find at many locations as well.
Gain a little weight on your vacation to Hawaii
Simply put, the food in Hawaii is great. If you are here for a week or two, you just have to enjoy eating and trying the local specialties as much as you want. Of course, you may end up gaining a few kilograms (pounds), but you are on vacation, so enjoy your time in the aloha state! There is also plenty of other food that you have to try in Hawaii, like spam musubi and fresh pineapples. It is just hard to keep the list to 5 things, and because of the large Japanese Hawaiian population, as well as the massive tourism from Japan, for those who enjoy Japanese cuisine, give the Japanese food in Hawaii a try as well. You will be amazed to find that the Japanese food in Hawaii is as good as it can get outside of Japan.
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