Honolulu, HI 96825 http://www.yelp.com/biz/roys-restaurant-honolulu-2
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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
I heard about Matsumoto’s from friends, before I even went to Hawaii. They raved about the shaved ice, how it’s a must try. So I made my friend stop by on our drive up to North Shore. You can’t miss it – it’s the only store with a huge line out the front! Supposedly there’s a Matsumoto’s truck at Diamond Head, but I didn’t see it when I went on my hike.
The line – don’t be daunted. Even though it may seem long, it actually moves quite fast. I guess shaved ice appeals to all ages!
The shaved ice menu – so many choices! Try it with the ice cream. The various flavored syrups blended with the vanilla ice cream is so good! Get it with a holder for an extra $0.25 if you don’t want dripping syrupy water all over you. 🙂
Got the small tropical flavor with ice cream, which has lilikoi, guava and papaya flavored syrups. So colorful and pretty! Not to mention so refreshing and yummy on a hot day.
The store also sells various Hawaiian treats and souvenirs. It’s a one-stop shop!
International Market Place Food Court
2330 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
I heard that the famous Giovanni garlic shrimp truck at North Shore is worth the long drive from Waikiki, but wasn’t sure if/when I was going to have time to go there. Then, I met a few Chicago foodies who told me about Blue Water Shrimp & Fish Market in Waikiki, which is supposed to be even better than Giovanni. Since it’s in Waikiki, off I went! I will still have to try Giovannis the next time I’m in Hawaii, so that I can compare.
The signage – almost looks like a fish market! Located inside the International Market Place Food Court.
The 1 page menu. Prices are really reasonable for the amount of food you get.
The famous garlic shrimp – 6 pieces $7.95. The presentation is so Hawaiian! And yes, comes with rice, side salad and slice of pineapple. The shrimp is really fresh! I braved my shrimp allergies and tackled the plate but no allergies after the meal, so yay! Should’ve ordered more pieces! Nom nom nom…
Honolulu, HI 96815
I was looking for a local place for some authentic Hawaiian breakfast, flipped through my Lonely Planet and found this place. Great food, good service, however, the wait could be horrendous since it’s a small place (seating is only on the second floor). I waited for 30 minutes, and for bigger parties, I heard the wait was well over 1 hour. No wonder the coffee shop next door has such brisk business – people get so tired from waiting for Eggs ‘N things. But good things come to those who wait! 🙂
The long line outside, at 8am
Guava juice – small $3.95
The different syrups – coconut and guava. Both are really tasty! And of course, there’s also maple syrup.
My breakfast: portuguese sausage & eggs. The eggs were light and fluffy. Never had portuguese sausage before this and it was yummy! Comes with a side of salsa. $8.95
Upgraded to macademia nut pancakes for extra $2.75. There were macademia nuts inside the pancakes too! I think they used mochi powder in the batter because the texture had a little bit of the mochi consistency. Highly recommend this pancake, especially with the coconut syrup! ^ ^