Maui Eats

This time last year, Joe and I went on our honeymoon – a week in Maui. It was one of the most relaxing and chill week, although we were still connected to the outside world via our Blackberries, but who are we kidding here? We’re practically attached at the hip with our gadgets. Going through pictures of our one week in paradise, I deeply missed the sandy beaches, the tropical fruity drinks, and yes, the glorious food. We ordered seafood almost everywhere we went, sampled confections made with macadamia nuts and coconuts, ate fresh and sweet exotic fruits… We set the radio station in our rental Corolla to the Island and Reggae station, driving along the coastline with gorgeous view of the ocean, sipping on sugar cane juice, light breeze and the smell of huli huli chicken from roadside barbecue. Oh it did not suck.

Here are some highlights. You’ll see that we ate too well that week.

{at Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina. Left: Furikake Garlic Fries. Top Right: Kalua Pork with Lomi Lomi Salmon and Haupia, Bottom Right: Kalua Pork Burrito with Pineapple Salsa }

{at Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Top Left: Ahi Poke Tahitian Style. Bottom Left: Strawberry Guava Fizz, Passionfruit Colada. Middle: the Black Pearl dessert. Top Right: Lobster Guacamole. Bottom Right: Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi, Stuffed with Lobster and Crab.}

{Top left: Mahi Mahi sandwich with lemon thyme aioli at the Hana Ranch Restaurant. Top Right: Tailgate Sampler at Beach Bums Bar & Grill in Wailuku. Bottom L-R: Ono Lunch plate at the Fish Market in North Lahaina/Honokowai), All-you-can-eat, entertaining and authentic Luau at the Old Lahaina Luau. Portuguese Sausage Sandwich and great coffee at Anthony’s Coffee Co in Paia. }

{at Izakaya Matsu in Kihei. In Left-Right, Top-Bottom Order: Maguro Poke, Grilled Beef Tongue with Sea Salt, YakiOnigiri (Grilled Rice Balls) with Salmon, Miso Butter Fish, and the best Spicy Hamachi Roll ever. }

{some interesting finds at the local market. On the left, a star apple. Isn’t it pretty? It was so tasty too. Custardy but still a refreshing taste. On the top right, Guava, Ice Cream Banana, Red Cuban Banana, Star Apple, Red and White Mountain Apples. On the bottom right, a sweet Maui Papaya. }

{At the gorgeous and elegant Plantation House Restaurant, located inside the clubhouse of the Plantation Golf Course in Kapalua. Left: Crispy Ahi Stuffed with Crab. Top Right: The Ono, Maui Style: Pistachio-Crusted, Maui Onion, Maui Tomatoes with Cousous. Bottom Right: The Papillote, Mediterranean Style: Maui Onion, Mustard-Crusted, Roasted Onion and Fried Capers.}

{Some delicious sweets that we had. Left Page, Top-Bottom: Dangerously addicting shortbread cookies from Broke Da Mouth Cookie Co in Kahului. Delicious and crispy Pineapple Manju & Coconut Mochi from Home Maid Bakery in Kahului. Make your own flavor combo ice cream cookie sandwich at Hula Cookies and Ice Cream in Ma’alaea. Right Page, Top-Bottom: Hula Pie (oreo cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, homemade fudge) at the Duke’s Beach House in Ka’anapali. Lavender lemonade, lavender tea, and lavender scone at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm in Kula. The best coconut macaroons! – Maui Macaroons at the Maui Swap Meet}

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3 thoughts on “Maui Eats

  1. Haven’t been back to Maui for years… next time I go, I’m printing out this blog entry and taking it with me! =D”’

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