Wednesday, June 12, 2013

foodie festivals

PicMonkey Collage There were many festivals over the past weekend. Luckily the weather was cooperative.

We started out at the Sweet Onion Festival. This was on the grounds of the Aloun Farms.

$2 per adult to enter and then everything had to be paid for in scrips (50-cents per scrip).

For $32 in scrips, we picked up a seedless Thai watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew melon, dozen corn, green beans, (5) sweet potato (purple kind) and lots of onions (40 to be exact)!

We shared a lot of these fruits and veggies with Mom's friends.

DSC04053 Afterwards, we checked out the Portuguese Festa.

It was small in comparison to the Sweet Onion Festival.

My brother had a Vinha D'Alhos (pickled pork) sandwich and I picked up some malasadas.

The malasadas were fluffy and kept their shape even after they were cool. I would say they are 2nd to Champions (which is saying a lot).

DSC04055 Before heading home, we picked up lunch from Leeward Drive-Inn.

It was my first time ordering from this place, even though they've been around since 1964 (it says so on their sign).

I ordered their BBQ hamburger with cheese...this was a quarter pound and I enjoyed the teriyaki sauce that was on the burger. I thought it was a nice balance of sweet and salty.

DSC04054 Mom had their fried noodles. I think she enjoyed this one even though their portion is massive and she only ate a fourth of it.

My brother said the mochiko chicken had too much coating on it...

All in all, great weather and lots of good food.

Leeward Drive-Inn
94-209 Pupukahi Street
Waipahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.671.7323

9 comments:

mariko said...

Looks like you are having a great time!

K and S said...

Thanks Mariko, I'm trying to :)

Take care.
Kat

K said...

What a fun food day!

genkitummy said...

Kat-Hi! I was at the Onion Fest on Saturday morning right when it opened. We picked up some veggies too.

K and S said...

indeed K :)

ooh we may have been there at the same time, Genki :)

Take care you two.
Kat

jalna said...

OMG, all of your food look so good.

Rowena... said...

What fun (and score on the veggies). We were on a food festival weekend too but I'm still working on pics. Checked out an onion sagra, and it's probably the first time in my life where I've had so much onion dishes in front of me.

KirkK said...

My Goodness Leeward Drive-In. Now there's a blast from the past.

K and S said...

was good Jalna :)

can't wait to see your onion sagra, Rowena :)

I hope to try more of their food, Kirk :)

Take care everyone!
Kat