Trip Report, Eating around Oahu Hawaii

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  1. chefbillyb

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    I came over to Seattle a day early so I didn't run into bad weather on my early morning flight Christmas day. We stopped at Anthoy's at the airport so I could get my Cioppino and crusty sourdough bread. This dish originated in San Francisco on Fishermans wharf many years ago. I make this dish at home, cooking it over a long period of time into a fine seafood tomato base sauce. This wasn't bad but when you have had the best nothing really comes close. We are on our way out to Hawaii in the morning.......................Aloha.............ChefBillyB
     
     
     
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    Aloha,We went for breakfast at Zippy's Restaurant, a local chain with local plate lunches, bakery. The food on the take out side is all local food, and thats what we had for breakfast.
    This is the Portuguese sausage, eggs and toast $ 5.85 the sausage was real good, just like I remembered.
     
     

     
    My Wife had the Chili, rice. fried chicken, macaroni salad for $7.70 combo plate. She like it and it was more than enough for her and my little 10 year old. My little Mollie was eating a Cinnamon roll while eating part of out breakfast.
     

     
    This is the food we ate on the way out because we can't go 3 minutes without eating. This is a flaky sugar donut, enough said
     
     
     
     
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    [​IMG]Re:Hawaii, Oahu, Local eating around the Island Mon, 12/27/10 11:02 AM (permalink)

    I took the girls to Aloha Stadium for the swap meet, the humidity was up so we stopped for a Hawaiian Ice. This is my little Mollie having fun at the swap meet

    We stopped at Uncles Fish Market and Grill for some fresh seafood. The Hamachi Sashimi was first in line. Fresh melt in your month goodness, I haven't had good fresh Sashimi for awhile.
     

     
    My wife had the steamed Mussels with a salad and garlic bread, she really enjoyed it.
     

     
    The Chef had some fresh oysters on the menu for a special, so I ordered the Panko crusted fried Oysters/fries and cole slaw. The oysters had a nice crunch on the outside, tender and juicy fresh taste, the tarter was homemade and real good.
     

     
    We got back to the Hotel and the Girls were watching the news and saw that Ala Moana ctr didn't close until 7pm because of the after holiday sales. They shot out in a flash, I watched football and took this shot of the Hawaiian sunset. NIce way to end the day............
     
     
     
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    We went to the Rainbow Drive-Inn this morning for some Great local food. I ran in to Executive General Manager Lance Shimabuku and after talking with him for a minute I found out we both worked for the same company in 1980. I just wanted to say thanks to Lance for the great food and making us feel welcome, we will stop in and see you again before we leave. My wife had the Shoyu Chicken, it was falling off the bone good, The macaroni salad fresh and the rice hit the spot.
     P.S. Lance I found the Chinese Duck place near Foodland... Thanks
     

     
    I had the BBQ pork, not like Mainland BBQ it is more of a Teriyaki. It was better than I expected, I finished my plate and a chicken thigh off my wifes plate, all the rice GGGGEEEEEEEEEEE I better start working out.......
     

    Have to go take my little Mollie for a swim, not much sun but I have to keep her busy.
     
     
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    [​IMG]Re:Hawaii, Oahu, Local eating around the Island 1 day and 23 hrs. ago (permalink)

    We had breakfast at the Original Pancake house, the food was good but nothing to brag about. We took a ride to South and East Oahu to show my little Mollie Hanauma Bay, The sign said closed Tuesday. On the way to the East shore we passed the Presidents "$$$$$$ Entourage $$$$$$" driving to Hanauma bay, it looks like they opened it. We then took a ride to China town, these are a few pictures of my little Mollie, fresh Tuna coming to market, Lychee nuts and crispy pork.

    These are $7 Chinese pajama's we bought for her at the flee market.
     

     

     




     
     
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    Great pics, I miss Hawaii. I swore I am not coming back next time I go there/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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    Gunnar, We went to Hanauma Bay yesterday and it took an hour to get from the parking lot to the beach. There are way to many people and cars on the Island, but I still like it. I like the Restaurants and the easy going approach to local food...............I'm not coming back until next year...........Then I'll bitch about the people and traffic all over again.....Bill
     
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    We went to the Flea Market for a while and then drove over to Giovanni's Shrimp truck on the North shore, Two plates of the Garlic shrimp, Rice, lemon wedge and lemon butter dipping sauce, I was in heaven. This is a fun must stop on your trip around the island. My little Mollie even put her name on the truck along with the other million names. The two girls in the truck along with the guy are great fun and full of Aloha.
     

     
     
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    the Dear Wife and I went to the Big Island and stayed with my Uncle who owns a place near Hana Bay. We rented a car for the week and explored everywhere, steam tunnels,  lava tubes, the volcano, the great vent near the (now gone) Black sand beach,spent a lot of our time in a natural thermal pool right next to the ocean. We even took a day and went to the Kona side of the island and snorkeled in Captain Cook's Bay. Until we went to the "tourist" side of the island traffic was easy, people friendly and food at street carts was delicious. The local grocery store had great deals on fish, wakame and fish cakes (asian food was cheap!) and even beef wasn't that much more then back in here in California.  Weather was great ....if i go again I am not coming back.
     
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    Gunner, I started my Food service Career here on Oahu back around 1980, we are showing my little girl our old stomping grounds. I met my wife here and we got married and Honeymooned on the big island. I have no regrets on living here and leaving here....................I was able to build a better life for my family on the mainland...........Bill
     
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    if that's the case then more power to you, enjoy the old stomping grounds. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif
     
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    This is a Mahi Mahi Lunch plate from Zippy's about $7 a plate

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    Then a trip down the street to Leonard's Bakery for Hot Molasadas. These were hot when we got them, how could warm donuts with sugar be wrong. These are a must try when you come to Hawaii.

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    The hamachi looks real good!...and I'll take some of the roast pork and duck..... Enjoy!
     
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    Great trip report ChefBillyB!!! Some lovely looking food and Mollie looks like she had a great time!!