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Your favorite local food ?

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Your favorite local food ?

We love Hawaii and visit as often as we can .... at least every two years and sometimes more often.

We enjoy local food and we're always looking for a new spot to try. So help please? Where do you go for ono grinds? What's your favorite... and while we're at it.. do you have a favorite hamburger place?

Mahao

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1. Re: Your favorite local food ?

I think each one of us could put up a laundry list. It's easier to look over at the right side and click on the top question short cuts...particularly "Amberloo and food". That said, I'll give you one great spot I discovered up in Kahuku...Tita's Grill.

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2. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Aloha,

Poke with Hanalei Poi for me

Aloha

pzp
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3. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Kulolo!

Edited: 17 May 2012, 20:47
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4. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Around Waikiki, my favorites are poke bowls from Ono Seafood and malasadas from Leonards Bakery. Both are near each other, on Kapahulu. And here's a little secret...if you walk there, then the malasadas become calorie free!

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5. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Or you can drink a diet soda, which counteracts the calories. :)

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6. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Yayyy..... as much as I enjoy malasadas .... I'm happy to know there can be calorie free!!!!!

Mahalo nui

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7. Re: Your favorite local food ?

I need to have lunch with grandeau some day. He listed my top two favorites for Oahu - spicy tuna poke bowl from Ono Seafood & Leonard's malasadas.

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8. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Lau lau, lomi lomi, chicken long rice and poi from Helena's Hawaiian Food or Ono Hawaiian Food.

I generally ship a FedEx box of lau lau packs, lomi salmon, saimin and manapua from Costco back home when I am there on business.

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9. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Not local food perhaps, but certainly worth a visit for it's originality is

La Mariana Sailing Club.

Kind of out of the way, but one of a kind.

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10. Re: Your favorite local food ?

Any time, Kauai_No_Ka_Oi. I'm even with you on the spicy poke!

scottca075, what is a lau lau pack and can such a thing actually be purchased, shipped home, and then turned into authentic lau lau? If so, this may change everything. My wife LOVES lau lau, but the Hawaiian options in Boston are pretty poor and I had not thought lau lau was something that could be shipped.