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This is a picture of Diamond Head, and does the name ring a bell to anyone? Diamond Head is the most famous volcanic crater in the world and is located on the south-east coast of O'ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Yes, I went to Hawaii and it was one of the most fabulous holiday that I ever had. Really had a fantastic time there, eating - savouring all the different types of food , fusion, Japanese, Korean, western, Thai, Vietnamese and last but not least their Hawaiian local food. Sight seeing - exploring Maui island and Haleakala, submarine dive. lavender farm and shopping at the Waikele Premium Outlets and Ala Moana shopping mall in Honolulu, the largest in Hawaii. This is my 2nd visit to Hawaii and the first was way back in 2007 and at that time I had not started blogging yet. So this time around I jumped on every opportunity to take as many pictures as I can to share with you, especially the food, glorious food .......

Our first meal on Aloha soil was at  Highway Inn for a taste of the local Hawaiian food and below are some pictures of the interior.









 Show case of the food and prices.



This is Kalua Pig combo - rice, kalua pig, lomi salmon (orange coloured), some sort of an appetiser, pipikaula or beef jerky and dessert is the white haupia made with coconut milk, tasted something like our local kuih.



This is Lau Lau combo - lomi salmon, pipikaula, haupia, rice and the authentic Hawaiian food, Lau Lau.  Lau Lau is a combination of pork, chicken with some butter fish, wrapped in taro leaves, then tied inside 2 ti-leaves and either steamed or pressure cooked.  In the above picture, the ti leaves have been removed as they're not edible.




Dinner was at Palazzo Ristorante Italiano located at 99-080 Kauhale St., # C 2 & 3, Aiea, Hawaii 96701:  Phone no. 808-485-8688 and this restaurant doesn't have a website yet.   All the dishes we ordered came with pasta in generous portions.



Seafood Pasta  -  sauteed calamari, jumbo shrimps, fresh Manila clams, mussels, scallops, prepared with white sauce.


Chicken Alla Marsala -  lightly breaded chicken breast, topped with mushrooms in butter marsala wine sauce.




Osso bucco combo - braised veal shank with onions and mushrooms.



Fish Arrabiata - fresh fish sauteed with garlic, ham and bacon in a spicy tomato sauce.




Not forgetting the daily baked fresh bread which was complimentary!

Hope you've enjoyed reading this post, will continue with more pictures in the posts to come.





Comments

  1. Cheah, Looks like you ready had an enjoyable holiday! I like the Kalua Pig combo - rice, looks very delicious.

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    1. Yes, it's delicious especially the pork. Think it's their preparation.

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  2. Wow! Yummy yum... my friend and big portions too! Great to know you and gang have enjoyed your holiday with much fun and wonderful food-tasting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow Hawaii for holiday! I am so envious and all the food looks so good!

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  4. The food looks so good! That's the kind of holiday I would love to have, getting to taste all sorts of food.

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    1. Yes, put on weight never mind. Can take care of that later!

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  5. hi Cheah, holiday to Hawaii is one of my to go place - someday :)
    the food look mouthwatering :)
    awaiting for your other pics :)

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  6. Hawaii is one of my dream destinations:D hope I could visit someday and enjoy the lovely food there too!

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  7. so you went to aloha land!! such a nice eating experience, i may hv difficulty pronouncing all those names!

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    1. Yes, identifying all the street names and places of visit, is so difficult, let alone remember them!

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  8. Welcome back Cheah. Can see you had a wonderful holiday in Hawaii :) Missing in action for so long eh :)

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  9. Thank you, momsie. A fun filled holiday indeed!

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  10. Btw cheah, did you get any special spices or ingredients over there in Hawaii ?
    Kristy

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    1. Spices? Never thought of that. It's very difficult to get spices for our curries, had to surf the net and only managed to find a small Indian shop selling spices in a very tiny nook of the town. Can't even find the M'sian curry pastes in the supermarkets. A lot of Japanese food stuff though.

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