Hello everyone! Many of you have already been to Hawaii but for the ones that's never been, I can't tell you how great those little bunch of islands are! This is my third time back there, and the Hubby's first time. My prior two times, I visited with an ex boyfriend and some friends. It just wasn't the same. It's so true where you're at and how much fun you have totally depends on who your company is...and being there with the person I love made me appreciate Oahu a lot more than before. It was just such a great week...we didn't feel rushed, nothing to worry about...except whether we have enough sunscreen on. :) Allow me to share some of this trip with my pics!
We got a little bored on the 6 hour flight there, so we decided to take some wedding ring pics. Chris said he feels more grown up with a ring on. Haha.
Let me tell ya...Hawaiians drive slowww! We were so hungry by the time we got near to our hotel, we decided to stop by Rainbow Drive-In to eat before we check in. This is what I ordered...the loco moco with sunny side up eggs.
This was what Chris ordered...the special that day...roasted pork with gravy.
And this was the aftermath!
That first night we went to Alan Wong's for a little celebration. Alan Wong is a famous chef in Hawaii and I can't seem to find anyone that has anything bad to say about his restaurant. Boy...it was SOOO good. Not only that, they had a special menu designed for us with our names up top and all of their staff signed it.
This was one of the dishes we had. Braised beef short rib with shrimp. Yum!
The next morning for breakfast, we had the famous Puka Dog! I believe Anthony Bourdain has been here and it was very good. You eat the hotdog right side up and you can get many island infused flavored sauces with it. I'd definitely go back!
Here's Chris taking a huge bite out of his!
And a good tourist would not miss out on Giovanni's Shrimp truck.
This is the hot and spicy version...and they don't mess around. It was indeed very spicy
We also ordered their original shrimp scampi...which....I mean...need I say more? It was just so yummy and garlicy!
Since we were already in North Shore, we had to stop at Matsumoto's shaved ice. I am not much of a shaved ice person, but Matsumoto's is famous and I liked it quite a bit. I got it with red bean, ice cream and condensed milk!
There's quite a big Japanese community here in Seattle but what's so disappointing is that there's not one single great ramen place, despite an over abundance of sushi places. So, we had to hunt down a good ramen joint. This was Kiwami's Ramen on Waikiki.
We ordered pork rice on the side. They sure didn't skimp on the pork!
Chris sure loves his ramen!
OK, so I know it seems like all we did was eat! I promise we did more than though...although the best part for me when it comes to traveling is trying all the different restaurants. Food is the center of my life and I love it. So, there's no doubt that my recap of the trip will focus a lot on that.
Ladies, tomorrow is my birthday!!! Chris is taking me out on a nice lunch date and then a dinner date. I'm super excited to enjoy a nice weekend. Saturday, Chris' family is coming over to celebrate...then Sunday my parents wanted to take me out. Ahh...I love birthdays!
I'll be back later with more of my Hawaii trip! Have a great day!