Hi all! Thank you all for the ideas and recommendations on what to do/places to try while we are in Hawaii. I have to say, we have honestly loved everything so far and day 4 might’ve been the highlight to date. I may have found my favorite places to eat.
We started off with a 45 minute beach walk that finished at Starbucks.Followed up with Almond Butter banana toast.Our goal for the day was to drive around most of the island to check out as many beaches as we could.
My road trip snack pick – he chose candy lol. I haven’t had these since I was a kid. Not the best SP choice as they are 5 Smartpoints for 12 crackers but I really wanted crackers and they are better than chips.Here are a few snaps of my favorite beaches.The Blow Hole.Our favorite beach to swim, picnic and bask in the sun – Kailua Beach. I love that it’s not super crowded, feels safe and is mainly just families. It’s about a 30 minutes drive from Waikiki.My new favorite thing from Oahu – Garlic Shrimp from Fumi’s Shrimp. They buy these huge shrimp fresh right next door, cook it in this amazing fresh lemon, garlic butter sauce served with 2 scoops of rice, salad and pineapple.
We shared this plate but next time I’m not sharing! I think I scooped up every bite I could.
I’m trying to convince The Husband we “need” to eat at Fumi’s daily…you know to support local business and all lol.The Husband found an antique shop on our drive right next to the Rainbow House. He shopped and I got this 1/2 coconut 1/2 pineapple Hawaiian Shaved Ice.The best part – vanilla ice cream in the middle. I reluctantly shared this too 😉I was so excited for dinner as several of you said Duke’s is a must try. I have to agree – definitely our favorite restaurant so far.I did do the salad bar add on (it has a big selection of fresh veggies, salad and only costs $4) but forgot to snap a picture as I was distracted when we were serenaded by these girls.My entree was the Lemon basil tomato Onion Fish with forbidden rice and a Broccolini tomato salad.
This fish was firm yet it melted in your mouth with sweet tomato and basil goodness. I ate half the rice. I want this again!He could barely wait to dive into the Hula Pie. Truth be told, once our friends told us about this, he said it was a must try.
Oreo cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hit fudge, whipped cream and macadamia nuts.For perspective – this pie is huge. That’s a dinner plate it’s served on and I totally had some of this. I’m glad he eats faster than me as it’s addicting.Today was definitely more on the 20 side of my 80/20 eating balance but sometimes you need to enjoy life and balance it out along the way. I’m proud I made my own breakfast, packed a decent snack, shared single plates versus eating it all and got in 14K steps.
Tomorrow we have a local Hawaii breakfast with The Husband’s friend, a hike and trip to the Farmers Market planned. I’ll be back tomorrow with that recap.