Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Oahu Vacation Planner 2019-2020
52 gohawaii.com/oahu @oahuvb Enjoying shave ice TorJohnson WHILE YOU’RE OUT EXPLORING, BE SURE TO SAMPLE SOME OF O‘AHU’S LOCAL SPECIALTIES. In Kapahulu, near Waikīkī, and from food trucks around the island, try malasadas, the Portuguese deep-fried pastries, or the local version of the beignet. In Kahuku, on the North Shore, stop at the world-famous “Shrimp Trucks” and taste delicious Kahuku shrimp; and look for the Shave Ice signs on stores and stands all around the island for a cooling snow cone, Hawaiian style—there are lots of flavors, try a new one every day! Whatever you crave, you’ll find it on O‘ahu. The assortment of flavors is astonishing. And, not surprisingly, seafood is a specialty wherever you go. Sumptuous Events With delicious cuisine and ethnic flavors from around the world, it’s no surprise that O‘ahu is home to some of Hawai‘i’s most acclaimed culinary events and festivals, including the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival in October. From sake and sashimi to wine and chocolate, there is something delectable for every palate. See pages 62-63 for a complete list of O‘ahu’s events and festivals. DINING CONNECT Farm to Table O‘ahu’s innovative Farm to Table cuisine is one of the island’s great attractions. With ideal year- round climate conditions and rich volcanic soil, it is only natural that O‘ahu is home to an abundance of farms. The countless farmers, chefs, restaurants and consumers dedicated to utilizing O‘ahu’s locally-grown products have helped develop the island’s farm- to-table movement, growing it considerably in recent years and paving the way toward island-wide sustainability. ALOHA ‘ĀINA In Hawaiian mythology, the kalo (taro) was the elder brother of mankind, born to take care of man, therefore man took care of kalo. Kalo is the foundation of poi, a staple of Hawaiian food lovingly worked with water to feed the family. DID YOU KNOW?