Kauai Journals

While on Kauai, eat

A travel journal to Kauai by Love the Beach

Quote: We love the off beat, and feel visiting sunshine markets, food festivals, and "locals only" places can enhance you travel to Kauai.

While on Kauai, eat

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Overview

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When in Lihue, head for the Wal-Mart. Outside on the weekends, you will find a food booth run by an energetic family who prepare and cook MALASADAS, shake them in a bag of sugar, and serve them to you fresh and hot. For those of you not in the know, Malasadas are the Krispy Kremes of the islands. (I never said this journal was about health food!) Once you have sampled these luscious baseball sized treats, stagger in to the Wal-Mart for the best prices on the island on coffee and macadamia nuts to take home.Quick Tips: Do not miss HAMURA SAIMIN STAND-Forego the airline food and go directly from the airport. Located in an historic old house and consisting of three horseshoe shaped formica coun...Read More

Anini Aloha Services

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Hotel

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If you are weary of the typical resort hotel--why not stay in a lovely Hawaiian home? There are several agents on Kauai who specialize in Vacation Rental homes. I have had several positive expierences with Anini Aloha Services (www.aninialoha.com).They have everything from movie stars' homes to modest beach cottages--and you can view them on the web before you send your deposit. Many homes provide you with kayaks, beach chairs, hammocks, VCR's, libraries, bicycles,and have tropical fruit for the picking in the yard. Houses are available in all price ranges-from about $650/week.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2000

Anini Aloha Services
P.O.Box 837
Kauai, Hawaii
1(800)323-4450

Anini Aloha Services

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

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If you are weary of the typical resort hotel--why not stay in a lovely Hawaiian home? There are several agents on Kauai who specialize in Vacation Rental homes. I have had several positive expierences with Anini Aloha Services (www.aninialoha.com).They have everything from movie stars' homes to modest beach cottages--and you can view them on the web before you send your deposit. Many homes provide you with kayaks, beach chairs, hammocks, VCR's, libraries, bicycles,and have tropical fruit for the picking in the yard. Houses are available in all price ranges-from about $650/week.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2000

Anini Aloha Services
P.O.Box 837
Kauai, Hawaii
1(800)323-4450

Hamura's Saimin Stand

Restaurant | "Hamura Saimin Stand"

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Absolutely the best--people watching is great--you will have fun and meet people and leave full and satisfied for very little money. A great favorite with the locals--don't let the lines deter you--they disappear inside fast! Check out the sign imploring you not to park your gum under the counter!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Hamura's Saimin Stand
2956 Kress Street
Kauai, Hawaii
(808) 245-3271

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Not for the calorically challenged, these Filipino treats are really good. It's good fun to watch the energetic family who owns the stand prepare and cook malasadas. (See journal overview for detailed definition!) These are first rate treats. Weekends only.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Wal-Mart Malasada Stand
3-3300 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, Hawaii

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Wherever you're staying on the island, make a point to find out the days and time of the local sunshine market. There is no better way to meet the locals, sample exotic fruits and veggies, and soak up some of the unique atmosphere of Kauai. You can sample goat cheese, purple sweet potatoes, apple bananas, sugar loaf pineapples, soursops--and buy large bouquets oflovely exotic blossoms at very reasonable prices.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Kauai's Sunshine Markets
Kilauea
Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei Mixed Plate

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Restaurant

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After exploring the fun shops and art galleries of charming Hanalei on the North Shore, head for the Hanalei Mixed Plate for a superb casual meal eaten outdoors. The people watching is fun here, and the food is an ecletic mix of stir fries, fish sandwiches, amd fresh specials of the day. Absolutely great is Shoyu Ginger Chicken over 2 scoops of brown rice. Under $5. Comfortable teak tables and chairs from which to view the passing parade.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Hanalei Mixed Plate
5-5190 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, Hawaii
(808) 826-7888