Eat Like a Local
“Pupu” – meet the Hawaiian term for appetizer. Every local restaurant offers a wide range of creative pupu platter to dine on, from poke dishes to sushi.
Shave ice – no matter what island you find yourself on, grab a shave ice to cool off. These finely shaved snow cones are served with colorful flavors on the top with a choice of ice cream or azuki beans on the bottom.
Loco Moco – Ready for a big lunch or sharing? Try a “loco moco”, a hamburger steak and egg over rice, covered in gravy. You can find this local favorite anywhere but if you’re in Hilo, stop by Café 100 on the Island of Hawaii.
Malasadas – craving something sweet? Try a hot malasada (a Portuguese donut). Although Leonard’s Bakery in Kapahulu is popular on Oahu, ask any local and they can tell you their favorite bakery!