First off, the damage from the typhoon here in Japan was pretty massive with many deaths and people missing due to landslides and flooding, I hope these areas will be able to re-build quickly and I hope they will be able to find those that are missing.
While I was in Hawaii, my cousin and her family were also vacationing, so we met up with them at He'eia Kea Pier for lunch.
Apparently this place had closed down and then was re-opened by an up and coming chef.
Set right on the water, this place has great views of the ocean as well as beautiful views of the mountains.
Since it is on the Windward side of the island, it can get kinda wet, but we were lucky that it was just cloudy that day.
I chose the Kim Chee burger which was one of the daily specials.
Oozy cheese, a little mayo, lots of kim chee and a juicy burger...how can you go wrong with that?!
Cousin P's son, K inhaled his cheeseburger before I could get a shot of it...you know he must've been hungry and it must've been good!
My mom and F chose the Guava chicken...this is chicken marinated in a guava-soy based sauce then grilled...so moist and flavorful!
K also had some pieces of guava chicken...he must've really been hungry!
My cousin, P chose the Hamburger Steak plate...juicy burger smothered in gravy, she loved it.
I know if Satoshi had been with us he'd would've wanted to add an egg to that (can you say, "Loco Moco!")
Everything is cooked to order, so expect to wait.
For the price, the plates are definitely worth more than the burgers, but it was a great place to eat, good food, and while you wait you can chat with all sorts of people...only in Hawaii.
We'll be back.
He'eia Kea Pier General Store & Deli
46-499 Kamehameha Highway
Open Tuesday-Sunday 7:00-16:00
p.s. this is my last Hawaii post, now my friends and family can all go on their "diets" that I ruined while I was home...until next year people!