Monday, October 22, 2012

Last leg of my holiday ~ Hawaii | 16 comments:



We took a drive along the beach, passed by Waikiki but as it was so crowded, didn't stop to take pictures.   This is wind-surfing at the Kahala Beach Lookout.




See the layers of rock ..... it's the work of erosion from the sea over a very long period of time and also due to weather conditions.


These are pictures taken from the Halona Blowhole Lookout.





A close up of this rock out-crop in the ocean.  Don't you think it looks like a Humpback Whale?



Makapuu Lookout -  Visitors have placed pebbles on top of the bigger rocks, for what reason, I really have no idea.





Waimanalo Beach  ...... the most expensive coconut drink that I've ever taken in my life!  A whopping US$5 for this tiny coconut.  The coconut was old and I found that the juice had a fermented taste.



More Japanese food ..... Dinner at Gyotaku  @ Pearl City
 


See the pictures of fish on the wall .....Gyotaku ~ 'Gyo' means fish and 'taku' means rubbing.  So, fish-rubbing is a traditional Japanese art that is captured on a piece of shoji paper.  Do view the video that I've uploaded at the end of the post.


Rainbow roll .... California roll topped with assorted sashimi, sesame and avocado. 

 
 Dragon roll ... California roll topped with broiled eel, sesame and unagi sauce.
 

 Gyotaku combination combo - teriyaki beef,  misoyaki butterfish and tempura, served with rice, pickles, salad and miso soup.
 
 Kani Kamameshi Teishoku - made up of snow crab meat, assorted mountain vegetables steamed over Japanese rice pilaf with salad, pickles and miso soup.
 
 Assorted Poke Don - assorted fresh poke over rice and assorted tempura, served with pickles, salad and miso soup.
 
 Gyotaku combination bento - Furikake salmon, misoyaki butterfish and tempura served with pickles, salad, rice and miso soup.
 
 After tucking in a scrumptuous meal, time for dessert.  Zenzai ~ Azuki bean soup with mochi balls.  We find it very sweet...... and
 

their signature desset ... Okinawan sweet potato pie.  All of us like this, not too sweet with creamy coconut topping.

Well, folks, hope you're not bored with reading all these posts of my holiday and I do hope that you've enjoyed this tour of Hawaii with me as your tour guide!  'Mahalo'~Thank you and Enjoy your Day!


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  1. Wow, that video about gyotaku is amazing. I've never heard of this style of art - so creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The water was so clear and nice.
    I like the Japanese dessert.. yummy...

    Tham

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    1. Yes, me too, especially the Okinawan sweet potato dessert.

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  3. wow! looks like you had a ball! now I want to go to hawaii too!

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    1. Penny, since you enjoy Bali, I'm sure you'll love Hawaii and going from Sydney it's so much nearer. Think about it!

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  4. Hi Cheah, it's very kind of you to share so much on Hawaii. I'm definitely not bored by them. I was accepted to study in Hawaii U before but had to change my plans cos' it was very costly then.

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    1. Yes, considering the fees are in USD. Thank you, Kimmy!

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  5. Cheah, I've been enjoying reading your tour posts and all those spectacular pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Your whole trip sounds fantastic. The photos are beautiful!

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    1. It was indeed a wonderful trip and holidays are usually very enjoyable.

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  7. cheah, no..not bored at all reading your holidays in Hawaii. Fascinating on that fish printing..i guess no one will eat the fish after that..hehe..

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