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#1 PakePorkChop

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:45 PM

I'm asking for suggestions about unusual food in Hawaii and where such food is available.

This food may be along the lines of Andrew Zimmern's "Bizarre Foods" or something less adventurous, but still unusual.

#2 SuzySushi

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:23 AM

Well, if you're looking for balut (fertilized eggs, a specialty from the Philippines), you occasionally can find them at the People's Open Market in Wahiawa (and maybe at some other local greenmarkets).

Or were you looking for foods a little less exotic?
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#3 David A. Goldfarb

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:19 AM

Maybe not so exotic, but one of the nice and unusual things to do in Hawai'i is to visit the shrimp farms on the north shore of O'ahu for really fresh shrimp. We usually go to one called Romy's Shrimp Shack, but I know there's an older one that is often recommended.

Also not so exotic, but not what tourists usually think of in Hawai'i is Leonard's hot malasadas.

Edited by David A. Goldfarb, 17 June 2009 - 04:21 AM.


#4 PakePorkChop

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:21 PM

Well, if you're looking for balut (fertilized eggs, a specialty from the Philippines), you occasionally can find them at the People's Open Market in Wahiawa (and maybe at some other local greenmarkets).

Or were you looking for foods a little less exotic?

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Aloha, Suzy! Balut is well within the range of what I am looking for. I'm still trying to find Glossyp to arrange a get-together.

Thanks, David, for the suggestion. I'm looking for food well beyond shrimp, such as goat organs, fish maw, and the like.

#5 David A. Goldfarb

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

I don't recall exactly when it is, but there's been an annual poke competition on Moloka'i for a number of years, and some more unusual things show up there, like poke with opihi. You might search the website of the Moloka'i _Dispatch_ to see when the last one took place.

Hunting is quite popular on Moloka'i, and it's fairly common to see a bunch of guys driving home from a hunt with a deer or a wild pig in the back of their truck, but I haven't seen it showing up in the few restaurants on the island.

Edited by David A. Goldfarb, 17 June 2009 - 08:19 PM.