Rainbow shaved ice – Waiola Shave Ice

Rainbow shaved ice - Waiola Shave Ice

Strawbeery, banana, and vanilla. Small cup $2.15
Waiola Shave Ice, Honolulu HI

Mmm, this shaved ice was SO yummy! The ice is super fine and fluffy, unlike the the kind we get on the mainland. The syrup is also very good and not overly sweet. The service could use some improvement though.

Makua and Kila statue
Makua and Kila (Surfer Boy and Seal) statue, Waikiki Beach.


Times Square sandwich – Giovanni Pastrami

Times Square sandwich - Giovanni Pastrami
Double Decker! 1/2 pound of gourmet bacon and turkey breast with avocado, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough. Served with macaroni salad. $16
Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI

Another gigantic sandwich from Giovanni Pastrami. This one was less creative with the ingredients, but it still hit the stop. Actually, it more than hit the spot – it sat in my stomach for a long while afterward, hehe.

Fort DeRussy Beach Park
Fort DeRussy Beach Park.

Hamachi and uni nigiri – Tokkuri Tei

Hamachi and uni nigiri - Tokkuri Tei
Yellowtail over rice. 2 pcs $7
Sea urchin over rice and wrapped in seaweed. 2 pcs $12
Tokkuri Tei, Honolulu HI

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. I felt that the service was nice, a bit slow, but the sushi wasn’t that good. I expected fresher sushi in Hawaii. The hamachi was good, but the uni didn’t taste good to me. I’m not an uni expert, but I’ve had it here and there. This sea urchin didn’t taste right though! Ew!

Kirin light beer - Tokkuri Tei
Kirin light beer. $3.75

Island signs
Island signs, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie.