Tuesday, July 14, 2009

hawaii eats (tries to anyway)

You ever had one of those days when nothing is going right?

That was our Sunday morning. (can I drag you along?? if so, keep reading...)

It started out early, we were going to check out the Haleiwa Farmer's Market.

One source noted them as being next to the North Shore Marketplace....not. We ended up driving to the end of the town not seeing much of anything then driving to Waialua. (Their website says they are located at the end of Haleiwa Town more towards the North Shore.)

We wanted to check out the Old Waialua Sugar Mill. There are many small local shops...though they weren't open until 10:00 or maybe they were closed on Sundays too?? dunno...sigh.

So, we went to Wahiawa to check out Sunnyside, maybe we could buy one of their chocolate pies...nope...they don't make pies on Sundays. (insert pouty face)

We backtracked to Kilani Bakery (which we saw on the way to Sunnyside) and picked up some pastries instead.

Mom talked about the Mililani Farmer's market, so we headed to Mililani High School. It was okay, but there were only a handful of vendors.

Getting into the car we talked about going to Poke Stop. Apparently there is a new shop in Mililani...couldn't find it.

So we drove all the way back to Waipahu to the original shop only to find out that they are closed on Sundays. (insert another pouty face)

And so as we were in the car, we talked about getting something from Highway Inn, but decided last minute (making a u-turn in the parking lot of Highway Inn) to go to Tanioka's.

Long lines and a little waiting but we got ourselves some bento. Mom and Aunty Marian got their ahi patty bento. US$4.40.

I got the Spicy Triplet...spicy ahi (tuna), spicy tako (octopus) and spicy marlin with tobiko (flying fish roe) over rice...US$4.95...yum! Vinegared sushi rice topped with these spicy poke.

Lots of driving...no major jumpstart to the economy, but at least we had a nice drive on a gorgeous Hawaiian Sunday and a nice lunch. (Thanks for lunch Aunty!)

Hope your weekend was a good one!


KirkK said...

Wow, you sure put in some mileage! On the bright side, looks like lunch was ono!

Dennis K. said...

Hi K&S, I have those kinds of mornings quite often! Those fresh fish bentos look great but I can't believe the price!

Mikuru Hirai said...

Are those cooked? The tuna is as red as a tomato. Looks really good!

2kamuela47 said...

Sorry things didn't work out the way you wanted it to. But I think you got a really good food find at Tanioka's!

K and S said...

Yup about a quarter tank of gas too, Kirkk :)

Thanks Dennis, you mean it is expensive or cheap??

Nope raw, Mikuru :)

Thanks Laura, hope your weekend was a good one.

Take care everyone.

Rowena... said...

Heehee...a long time ago I made it point to 'stop the day' if 2 things go wrong from the start. By stopping, I mean that the day gets re-done at another date. Not always convenient, but it saves a lot of stress from frazzled nerves!

Debinhawaii said...

Bummer on the Farmer's Market. I have been wanting to go to that one so I guess I better get some good directions! Your spicy poke looks delish!

K and S said...

Guess we should've stopped Rowena, but we were already in the vicinity so we decided to "chance 'um"...

yeah, Deb, I tried emailing them but haven't gotten a reply yet. If I get a response, I'll let you know.

Take care you two.

Jenster said...

How frustrating to drive all around and find everything gone or closed! I'm glad you ended up with a nice drive, good company and a nice lunch, though.

K and S said...

Thanks Jenster, even though we didn't get to see what we wanted to, it was still a great outing :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sunnyside only has chocolate pies on Sundays. I went few weeks ago, but they run out fast. Just like any other day.

K and S said...

Thanks Anon, we saw a sign saying that they don't have pies on Sundays so we didn't bother to ask and left, we should've asked.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

No prob. I've had days like yours. Glad I could be of help. Take care!


K and S said...

Thanks again Anon.

Take care.