Local beets, citrus, garlic Israeli cous cous, lilikoi, yuzu kocho glaze. $36
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI
Mmm, this was SO good! I didn’t like a lot of things at Roy’s, but these sea scallops were delicious!
Sunset along Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
Lilikoi Margarita: Invented in 1993, tangy passion fruit with tequila served on the rocks.
Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi HI
This was ok – a little too tart for my liking. It was cute that they’re served in coconut shell glasses though.
Bamboozle Iced Tea: Our version of the Long Island Tea, gin, vodka, dark rum, tequila and triple sec with pineapple and yes, lilikoi, finished with a splash of Coke.
Either this was super weak, or super well-made. It tasted great and went down easily – uh oh, that could be trouble!
Indian wooden statues, Akoni Pule Highway.
With spicy lilikoi sauce. $10.95
Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu HI
This had good flavor, but it was a bit greasy – lame. The sauce was very subtle tasting. (lilikoi is Hawaiian passion fruit). Our bartender was super cool though so that made up for the mediocre food.
Waterfall and alpinia flowers (Zingiberaceae), Polynesian Cultural Center.
Bunuelos: donuts, date jam, spiced honey, date-olive oil ice cream. Summer prix-fixe menu $38
Tinto, Palm Springs CA
Mmm, I love bunuelos! These were pretty good and I enjoyed the date-olive oil ice cream too!
Chocolate flourless cake, chocolate mousse, passion fruit sorbet.
I think this was just a little too rich for me after a large meal. I couldn’t only eat a few bites before I had to quit. The flavors were good though.
Pink crown of thorns flowers (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbiaceae).
Tart and tangy passion fruit curd topped with chocolate mousse. Complimentary
London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO), Virgin Atlantic
I’d never seen this Gu brand before, but I enjoyed this sweet treat served towards the end of the flight. The slightly tart passion fruit and sweet chocolate were a great combination!
With a passion fruit chutney. $8
Palio, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO
Wow, who knew something deep-fried and filled with meat could go SO wrong?! These packets were SO frickin’ greasy, and the “passion fruit chutney” tasted like sweet and sour sauce from a can. Ew!
The old city walls studded with watch tours along the Paseo de la Princesa.