The ten days we spend in Hawaii after the wedding feel a bit like a dream. Everything went by so fast and after a certain number of sunsets and Mai Tai’s, the days start to blur together.
What I do remember is the food, and how even the smallest food trucks used food from Hawaiian land in their dishes. Farm-to-table isn’t a fad in Hawaii – it’s a way of life. Thankfully, we were able to experience some of the best and, lucky for you, I took photos.
Mixed in with food photos are a few of the scenery, just to bring you there.
(banyan trees, oahu)
(mai tai at turtle bay resort, oahu)
(garlic shrimp from the best food truck on the north shore of oahu, giovanni’s)
(waimea valley, oahu)
(turtle beach, north shore, oahu)
(kula grille, oahu: herb crusted mahi mahi, fettucini, lobster parm sauce, tomatoes, corn, broccolini, peas)
(both photos, mountains of maui)
(kula grille, oahu: classic ahi poke, grilled kauai shrimp, braised local pork belly)
(view from our room, ka’anapali beach, maui)
(grass skirt grill, oahu: medium rare ahi tuna salad, local greens, papaya dressing, butter sauce)
(view from mama’s fish house, maui)
mama’s fish house, maui – clockwise from left:
- three fish sashimi – salmon with coconut-chili and Molokai pink sea salt, ahi with star anise-daikon and Kukui nut salt, kampachi with pineapple-pomegranate and Hawaii Island black sea salt.
- traditional hawaiian plate - Mahimahi, Big Island Wild Boar “Kalua”, Octopus Luau and Ahi Poke with baked Hana banana, Molokai sweet potato, lomi-lomi, fresh poi and Haiku Lilikoi.
- mahi mahi - stuffed with lobster and crab and baked in a macadamia nut crust
(honu seafood and pizza, maui: fresh dungeness crab salad)
(leoda’s kitchen and pie shop, maui: crispy brussels sprouts salad with radish and celery leaves, baked mac and cheese, key lime pie and strawberries and crème)
Hope you enjoyed a look into our honeymoon. The food was absolutely amazing everywhere we went but at this point, I’ll be happy for a break from seafood