Saturday, September 11, 2010

Honeymoon in Hawaii...Conclusion!

At last, our final two days in Hawaii!  Are you guys tired of looking at island and food pictures yet? :)

Musubis, as I've known them, are spam and rice wrapped in seaweed.  It's a Hawaiian staple and I have always loved them.  I know some people can't stand the thought of canned meat, but for me, it's not a problem.  I love this stuff.  The Japanese also has these rice ball snacks wrapped in seaweed and we were able to find a small place that served only these musubis.  We ordered regular spam ones, fried spicy chicken ones, and spicy mayo ones with salmon.  It was oh so yummy!

We stopped at Pali lookout for some nice scenery.  There were quite a few families of wild chickens wandering around in the parking lot.  The chickies were so adorable!

Manoa Falls was always a place I wanted to hike and finally got a chance to.  It's about 45 minutes to get to the waterfall but the trail to get there can get a little messy.  I knew this and we brought tennis shoes, but I saw people doing it in flip flops which wasn't a great idea!

On our way back to the hotel we stopped for Bubbies!  It's an ice cream shop with home made mochi ice cream.  They make all sorts of exotic flavors like guava, passion fruit, and pineapple! 

Layered on the sunscreen (I learned my lesson in Santa Monica) and we went out to sit on the beach for a bit.

Before dinner, for "appetizers" we decided to stop at the ABC Store to get some beverages.  My drink of choice?  Pineapple and Kettle One that night! :)

Mmm...we went to 3660 On The Rise that night.  The risotto was lovely!  Just so amazingly cooked.  And I'm a sucker for butterfish, so I had that and Chris had a steak!

Our last day in Hawaii was really chill.  We decided to walk around the Ala Moana mall and get their popular Acai fruit bowl from Blue Hawaiian.  It's like a thick granola parfait with fresh fruit.  Very refreshing on a hot day.  We also went to the Japanese market in the mall and tried these Taiyaki's.  Basically it's a fish shaped crepe filled with red bean and cream cheese of all things!  Combined it was just amazing.  But you can choose other fillings as well.  Fish shaped pastries?  Hell yeah! 

Our final dinner was at Sasebune Sushi.  We are huge fans of chef's choice sushi bar dinners because you get the freshest stuff.  You sit at the bar and let the chef choose what to serve you.  Those that aren't daring or have food allergies might shy away from this, but our 14 course meal was so splendid.  Sadly, our sushi pictures are on our 7D Canon but let me just tell you, imagine the freshest, most buttery raw fish and oysters you've ever tasted.  Mix it in with a lobster tail, a blue crab roll and hot sake.  OH MY!  It was just a great way to say farewell to paradise. 

Before I go, I'd just like to acknowledge those individuals that lost their loved ones nine years ago.  The best thing about our country is our ability to rebuild, recover, and rediscover ourselves when we've hit rock bottom.  Today, lets all continue to look forward at all the great things this country's got in store for us. 


  1. I loved seeing pictures and reading about your honeymoon trip. It looks like you had such a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing it with us. I can't wait to get back to Hawaii. I will definitely be coming back to this post to find some yummy places to eat. The food you guys ate looks amazing.

  2. Thank you for all your posts about Honolulu/Oahu while you were on your honeymoon. I love reading your blog (for your Anthro stylings and reviews!) but these posts made me nostalgic for home...I was born and raised in Honolulu and lived there until I was 23. Seeing all your food posts made me smile. Congratulations on your marriage!

  3. Mmmmmm musubi! That's my favorite! ;) Thanks for sharing all your honeymoon pictures with us! Congrats on getting married!

  4. Thanks for sharing your honeymoon adventures and tastiness!

    I love musabi too! I grew up eating spam in fried rice that my grandma used to make, so I've never really had an aversion to it either :)

    omg I'm so jealous you got fresh taiyaki! I've been wanting to find a mold I can use to make it on my induction stove, but meanwhile, I just make round pancake versions :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your food adventures! I could seriously look at food pictures and eat all day. LoL. Btw.. that Blue Hawaii Lifestyle acai bowl is my breakfast almost everyday that I'm home. I could live on that stuff!

  6. Eek! You make me sad that we didn't have time to try all these other yummy foods! The risotto looks DE.LISH! And those Taiyaki things - yummy! My BFF went to Manoa Falls the day after we left and said the same thing about people hiking in their filp flops. ot a good idea. Glad you lathered on the sunscreen - I'm suffering from peeling scalp and peeling nose from sunburns. Looks like an amazing honeymoon!

    xx Vivian @

  7. Hey Cindi
    Lovely photos, looks like you and your hubby had a great honeymoon.
    good to see you are looking after your youthful asian skin by slathering on the SPF. It's so important!
    thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh my... I was at Ala Moana and how could I missed Fish shaped pastries(call bung-euh-bang in Korean haha meaning "gold fish bun")I am so jealous of your food voyage that I totally missed out when I was in Hawaii..

  9. I love all the honeymoon pictures, even if they are making me very, very HUNGRY! What an amazing getaway! My dh and I were going to do Hawaii for our ten year anniversary, but I wimped out on leaving our kids - what is wrong with me?????