I’m not gonna lie: one of my favorite things about traveling is the eating part. In our normal daily lives we don’t eat out much, and with all the money we save from cooking our own food we can afford to splurge a little when we travel.

I love, love, love to eat.

In Hawaii I found that I either loved or hated nearly every meal. Basically it came down to:

Seafood = Yum. Traditional Hawaiian food = No Thanks.

With exceptions of course.

This was one of our awesome meals:

I took pictures of Darek ordering while I waited in the car, since I was still bleeding from the mouth after a recent encounter with the car door:

The tables were fun:

We shared an amazing plate of coconut shrimp. Personally I wouldn’t have thought that they would have gone well with white rice, but it actually turned out to be really tasty:

You can’t really tell, but the ocean is on my right:

This was one of my least favorite meals. In Hawaii they have something called a “plate lunch,” which consists of a main entree (fish here), macaroni salad, and 2 scoops of white rice. Sadly, I can’t say that I was a fan:

Some other people weren’t too thrilled either:

Kind of random, just some sushi rolls Darek had for lunch one day. I don’t like them but I think they look neat. I had a hamburger (not pictured).

Oh My. This place was in the running for Best Breakfast Ever. Eggs ‘n Things:

I was reeeally torn between coconut pancakes and an omelet. I eventually decided on the omelet because I wanted the breakfast potatoes. I can’t tell you how much I love breakfast potatoes. I love them a lot. And the omelet, despite looking a little weird, was unbelievably awesome:

Darek got the Macadamia Nut pancakes, and they were also amazing:

This is a terrible picture of a really good meal. It’s some kind of fish with macadamia nuts or something, and rice pilaf, which I love. The ocean was just to my right:

Dessert from the meal above:


Our drinks (you can kind of see the ocean on the right):

One afternoon we went down to some fancy hotel and had $14 Mai Tais. I don’t know that they were worth $14, but it was Hawaii, and they were yummy. I have no regrets.

The ocean is totally blown out, but I swear it’s right there…

The main reason we went to Hawaii was to photograph a wedding. Here’s the dinner afterward, at Duke’s on Waikiki Beach.

Decorations and a yummy beach drink:

I wish we had gotten a picture of the 2 of us with our leis on, but here’s Darek at least:

Because I know you want to know what amazing thing I had for dinner:

Lightly dusted in parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, topped with lemon and caper butter


And for dessert, Hula Pie, which is one of my favorite desserts I’ve ever eaten:

Oh Hawaii. How I miss your seafood and desserts and fun drinks and everything else about you.

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