Some people come back with souvenirs from Hawaii, we brought back some Island cheer in the form of a few extra pounds. Basically it was an ideal trip; beach time, spending time with family and friends, relaxing, shopping, and most importantly all of the amazing food Hawaii has to offer. Just like previous visits to Hawaii we’ll need to split this trip up into multiple posts. Hope you enjoy some of what we have to share with all of you.
Shiro's is famous for their saimin and what makes this soup special is the amazing broth. Highly recommended and a Sumida/Nomura family favorite.
We stayed the 2nd and 3rd nights of our trip at the historic Royal Hawaiian which has been hosting celebrities and the upper crust of Hawaiian tourists since the 1920s. We snuck in with a discounted rate since we were there for Emi’s cousin’s Christmas Eve wedding. Definitely a fancy spot and something the hotel is well known for is their pink theme. Everything is pink from the walls, to the towels, bathrobes, and they serve you pink lemonade when you arrive.
The Royal Hawaiian’s famous Mai Tai from the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian. This was really good, sweet, but not as sweet as your standard cheap Mai Tai mix.
The reason we made the trip out to Hawaii was for Emi’s cousin’s Christmas Eve wedding. The venue was amazing and we’ll probably never have another Christmas Eve dinner like the one we enjoyed.
Suckling pig carved up and served as pupus before dinner. The chef carved off pieces of meat for people to enjoy with steamed buns, hoisin and plum sauce.
What Hawaiian buffet isn’t complete without some delicious poke?
This was my personal favorite of the desserts, it was made up of coconut tapioca pudding and topped with lychee and fresh mango strips.