Posts tagged "Maui"
Clucking about Fried Chicken in Hawaii

Clucking about Fried Chicken in Hawaii

Hawaii makes one think of pineapples and poi, but who would have thought a gas station makes delicious and crispy fried chicken in paradise. Minit Stop food counters are located inside Ohana gas stations throughout the Big Island and Maui. And they are nothing like the convenience stores I know with hot dogs rotating around...
My Maui Dining Favorites

My Maui Dining Favorites

First stop on Maui from the airport is Star Noodle. Fine Asian/Fusion and always freshly prepared. Vietnamese crepe, Kalbi short rib and steamed pork buns. One of my regular restaurants when visiting Maui and I haven’t found another crepe like this, which brings me back to Maui. Time after time, I’ve passed Frida’s Mexican Beach...

‘Mixed Plate’, Hawaii-Style

“Mixed plate dining” is a term often used in Hawaii, and the meaning is interesting and has history. Going back to the 1800’s, sugar was the top crop on the island of Maui. Whaling days were gone and immigrant workers arrived to work the plantation fields. Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Filipinos cooked their native foods and shared...
Hawaii food and wine festival-Maui

Hawaii food and wine festival-Maui

Threats of hurricanes swirled near the Hawaiian Islands and as my plane landed, it amounted to very hot and humid conditions but the beauty of Maui was undisturbed. The 5th annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival was underway and an all-star chef line-up had been created on 3 of the major islands. The islands swirled with...
Life in Wailuku is very good

Life in Wailuku is very good

A delightful day in Wailuku visiting long time friends Sean and Hannah Housman. Sean’s mom was our beloved friend Kim Housman-Boye. Sean is pastor at Calvary Chapel Central Maui and his family added twin boys in May (yay, I’m Auntie M’Liss) Sean and Hannah said something about not getting much sleep these days! Daughters Lucy and Lila...
Up the hill down home cooking

Up the hill down home cooking

In an industrial area on Kaewe St directly off highway 30 are 2 grass roots little places with super food and hard to find if you’re hungry. Once spotting Lahaina Car Wash, Sweet Aloha Baking Company stocks fresh cinnamon rolls baked daily and ready for purchase on their cart just before the cars go through...
How can I not buy from him

How can I not buy from him

But wait, there’s more! Ron Popeil, the inventor of it slices, it dices is in Maui for the food and wine festival. Veg-o-Matic, Chop-o-Matic and pocket fisherman, remember your mom buying them? He was the king of info commercials starting in the 1950’s for his company, Ronco. His rotisserie &BBQ sold over 8 mil in...
Chef Drago brings an Italian flair to Hawaii

Chef Drago brings an Italian flair to Hawaii

The 5th annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is happening this weekend in Maui and award winning Italian Chef Celestino Drago arrived ready to make his special creations which are based on his Italian influences. His grandmother in Sicily taught him cooking traditions and this event will be top notch with Chef Drago.  ‪#‎ifwtwa‬ ‪#‎celestinodrago‬...