Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hawaiian Pie Company

Hawaiian Pie Company is located in Kalihi between Colburn and Kalani Street. It's a family own business and they are known for their fruit pies that are baked fresh daily. Besides having fresh baked pies, they also have daily specials such as cinnamon rolls, bread pudding, manju and more baked goods. You can follow them on instagram to see what the special of the day is. Their pies are sold as whole or by the slice. You can also buy their whole pies frozen. The pies by the slice are $5 to $6 each and I recommend getting more than 1 of each flavor. I like their pie crust the most because it's buttery and it doesn't get soggy. I've eaten the pies cold and warm and they've tasted great both ways. They are very generous with the fruits and you'll taste it in each bite. I recommend the passion pear pie and apple pie.

They are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7am-3pm and they are closed on Sundays and Mondays. If you want their specials, you need to go early in the day. There is a parking lot in front of the shop and they accept credit cards.

For more information about the Hawaiian Pie Company, visit www.hawaiianpieco.com.

508 Waiakamilo Rd
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 988-7828

Passion Pear

Mango

Apple

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Restaurant Wada

Restaurant Wada is located in the Kapahulu area next to Papa John's Pizza. It's a Japanese restaurant that serves up appetizer-sized dishes. The interior of the restaurant is nicely lit and very spacious. It's a great place to come with a group but I recommend making reservations in advance. The food taste good and it's reasonably priced. If you are willing to splurge, get the beef & uni sushi and the shabu shabu with the a la carte meats. They have a happy hour from 4-6pm and 9-11pm with a limited food and drink menu. The parking lot in front of the restaurant is for valet only but if you get lucky you might be able to find something on Hoolulu Street. There are also some paid parking lots along Kapahulu Ave.

611 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-0125

Beef & Uni

Sea Cucumber

Spicy Hamachi Nigiri

Crispy Mochi Sticks

"Wada" Shiso Gohan

Grilled Eggplant

Miso Chicken Wings

Pork Nuggets

Fried Squid Cartilage

Fried Oysters