Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Good Eats in Paradise

We all have those select places in the world that just stay in mind while daydreaming.  I was lucky enough to add another one of those places to my list this year.  That place is the western Hawaiian island of Kauai.   There are multiple reasons why Kauai stands out as a destination for me, but this entry is going to be about the delicious food offered there.  When you come here, come HUNGRY!  The food is great and the portions are HUGE!  

Here are some of my favorites from the 4 day journey across this marvelous island.  

Good ole American cheeseburgers at Bubba Burger.  Accompanied by "Frings", a combo of fries and onion rings.  Yes, it says Frings on the menu - and has apparently saved marriages!

Local Coconut Beer found in the Kapa'a supermarket.

 Breakfast at Kountry Kitchen in Kapa'a - Macadamia pancakes with a side of scrambled eggs and an incredibly delicious papaya.  This picture doesn't do any justice to how delightful that papaya was.

 The traditional Loco Moco breakfast.  Kalua pork, an egg and rice smothered in Gravy.  MMM good!

Ok, so we went just a bit overboard - French Toast, Cornbread and the best Hash Browns I have ever had!  If you are in Kauai make sure you head over to Kountry Kitchen with an empty belly.

Another Best - The best fish taco's I've ever had.  Baja fried fish tacos from Tropical Taco near Hanalei Bay.   

 An up close look after the first bite.

 Also in Hanalei is Tahiti Nui.  The bar that was shot in George Clooney's: The Descendants.  Appetizer was paper thin Tuna Carpaccio.  Eyes rolling to the back of the head GOOD.  

Followed by an Ahi steak entree.  Such a good dinner!

A few of these didn't hurt either!  

The next morning, another huge breakfast in Kapa'a at Ono Family Restaurant

Halo-Halo next door at a little shack - surprisingly amazing!

Island Taco on the West Side of the island in Waimea.  Giant and tasty Ranchero "Wet" Shrimp Burrito.  I was hungry from a morning of exploring and still couldn't polish off this bad boy.  

Also very good Mahi-Mahi tacos.  Again, huge!  

If you're ever in Kauai and hungry stop by at once of these places.  The island isn't that big, so no matter where you are, you won't be far away!