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Eating well on Oahu - no fish or seafood


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#1 Eden

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 01:49 PM

Help! On my previous trip to hawaii several years ago I had difficulty finding good food within our limitations and am hoping that this time maybe some eGulleteers can give me advice to make it more foodie friendly.

We'll be visiting Oahu* in January, and of course we would like to eat well while we're there. Unfortunately, we have two major restrictions (besides budget)
1: I am allergic to both fish & seafood - I can have a little thai fish sauce as a minor component in a dish, but nothing more than that or bad things will happen, which I know means I'm missing out on some of the best of the local cuisine - what can you do?
2: My adorable husband is not so keen on Thai or Japanese cuisine in general, so I have to keep those to a minimum. (no accounting for tastes)

Now we both love Plate Lunch, but on our last trip, after eating some of the worst mexican food I've ever seen, and a lot of really dull low-quality "american" food, Plate Lunch became almost the only thing we ate & frankly we got pretty tired of it after a while. (and yet we never got tired of malasadas - hmm)

So in short, what are some good affordable places to dine outside the plate lunch arena, that aren't too fishy or japanese/thai ?

Thanks for any advice!



*we'll be renting a condo in Waikiki but will have a rental car at least part of the time, so food outside of honolulu is of interest as well.
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#2 PakePorkChop

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 10:22 PM

I'm puzzled, because there are many beef, pork, chicken, and duck dishes available in Chinese venues. The Koreans have several attractive dishes available with beef, chicken and pork. What is it about japanese cuisine that does not attract your husband?

#3 Tess

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 06:36 AM

I would say that Chinese and Korean definitely sound promising. You might want to check out this blog. He reports on a wide variety of food and gives prices for everything.

#4 Eden

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:00 PM

sorry, somehow my flag on this thread got lost so I didn't see that there were any replies.

re why Bill doesn't like Japanese: he just says it's "too salty" but eats other things that I find saltier, so it's obviously just one of those weird husband things :wink:

thanks for the suggestions.
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