The CULINARY Culture of HAWAII

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This week we dive deep into the CULINARY Culture of HAWAII with Brian Berusch who just recently released a book with Bill Tobin called:

Food to Write Home About…Hawaii

Hawaii restaurateur Bill Tobin tells the story of his love affair with Hawaiian cuisine—and all the nuances associated with Hawaiian fare. He does so through a series of affectionate letters to his mother, in their Midwest USA farm town. Through these highly personal letters, Tobin and author Brian Berusch explore every ingredient, dish and the chefs behind them—which about-faced Tobin’s vocation into a career “Foodist” on the islands, including a stint as the president of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. Through each chapter we see the evolution of Tobin’s palate, right through to the meeting of his wife and the start of his own family, whom are still highly immersed in the food arts there.

The Culinary Culture of HAWAII stands alone in the middle of the Pacific…You really can’t have the type of fusion food that Hawaii has from all over the world and we discuss what makes Food special here and Hawaii and how chefs are changing the way they cook around the world because of it.

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Interested in purchasing the book?

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Write-Home-About-Hawaii/dp/1937359875/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477607722&sr=1-1

HAWAII on the CHEAP

On the CHEAP

We all know Hawaii is expensive…but is it Cheap?

IT CAN BE!

Coming to Hawaii between Flight and Hotel is where most of your money can be lost, but once you get here you can SAVE and not spend loads of money.

First check out: https://www.groupon.com/local/honolulu

Between getting cheap eats at local stores, Food Truck and Plate lunch places you can save 50% of what you would usually spend..Doing out to eat only at HAPPY HOUR will save you huge amounts of money.

Check out HAPPY HOUR: http://www.happyhourpal.com/index.php

Check out a SMALL list of Food Trucks: http://roaminghunger.com/hnl/

Check out Yelps top Plate Luch Stops: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Best+Plate+Lunch&find_loc=Honolulu%2C+HI

Renting a car from TURO can save you 50% on what a car would cost you from a franchise or corporation, plus you are renting from a Local, money is going back to local people, not corporations…and these cars vary…you can rent a Jeep, a Mustang, a Miata or any car all the way up to a Lambo! It just depends on what you want…there are convertibles on TURO for $30 a day!

Check out TURO: https://turo.com/

If you do your research and plan your trip you can save lots of money once you land on the islands…but remember…the money you DO SPEND while on the ground here…SPEND AT LOCAL PLACES…don’t ever give money to corporations or outside franchises…if you do you are destroying Hawaii…not helping it.

 

OAHU’s TOP 10 RESTAURANTS

OAHUS TOP 10

There are some AMAZING things about Hawai’i Nei and one of those Amazing things are it’s FOOD! So what makes food in Hawaii so Amazing?….FUSION, that’s what…The great thing about Hawaii is the Fusion of Food from all over the World brought together in one condensed place. Here in Hawaii our Fusion Food consists of a Mix of HAWAIIANEUROPEANAMERICAN, PORTUGUESE and ASIAN consisting of foods from: China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. 

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People don’t always remember where some of the food we love to eat today in Hawaii came from…The Chinese brought the MANAPUASTIR FRYSWEET & SOURDIM SUM,  the Portuguese brought SWEET BREAD and MALASADAS, the Japanese brought the BENTO, MOCHI, SHAVE ICE and SUSHI, the Koreans brought KIMCHI and KOREAN BBQ…The list goes on and on.

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With these PLANTATION FUSION FOODS came the local PLATE LUNCH, the SPAM MUSUBI and items like the LOCO MOCO.

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So with all this AMAZING FOOD and an a MILLION other plates we’re going to discuss the best LOCAL RESTAURANTS to Taste and enjoy the HAWAIIAN FUSION CUISINE here in Paradise…one of the many reasons why we are so Lucky to Live HAWAII!

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WAYDE and BRUCE’S OAHU TOP 10 BEST OF & FAVORITE RESTAURANTS 

ROY’S (Asian Fusion)

LILIHA BAKERY (Original Breakfast Dinner, Kalihi)

DUKE’S WAIKIKI (Classic Hawaiian/American)

DORAKU (Sushi)

LA MER (French Cuisine)

MICHEL’S at the COLONY SURF (French Cuisine)

SIAM GARDEN CAFE (Thai Cuisine)

FIJI MARKET: (Indian Curry Cuisine)

DAT CAJUN GUY: (Cajun Cuisine, Food Truck)

HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY: (Asian & Hawaiian)

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WAYDE and BRUCE’S TOP 10 BEST OF:

* Best Tiki bar: LA MARIANA SAILING CLUB

*Best Hawaiian Shave Ice: ALOHA GENERAL STORE

*Best Coconut Pie: TED’S BAKERY

*Best Malasada:  LEONARD’S BAKERY

*Best Acai Bowl: DIAMOND HEAD COVE HEALTH BAR (The Mana Bowl)

*Best Cupcakes: SUGARLINA

*Best Mexican: SERG’S MEXICAN KITCHEN (Waimanalo)

*Best Lunch Truck: DAT CAJUN GUY

*Best Plate Lunch: RAINBOW DRIVE-IN

Traditional Hawaiian: HIGHWAY INN (Original, Waipahu)