Month: January 2018

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown – Epic views and the best downtown location

Standing in that windowsill, I felt like I was watching the heart of downtown Manhattan beating. Looking straight ahead, the blurred reflections of passing clouds and buildings appeared on the mirrored facade of One World Trade Center. To the left and in between the skyscrapers of Brookfield Place were ferries cruising down the Hudson River, […]

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Mahina & Suns | Where to Eat in Oahu

This casual yet trendy semi-outdoor restaurant inside the Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki has great vibes to go with its island influenced menu. We dined for brunch, which offered an eclectic menu of both brunch classics and unique items like our favorite dish, the pork adobo fried rice. It takes the Filipino pork dish and combines […]

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Reef Bar & Market Grill | Where to Eat in Oahu

Grilling a steak by the beach with Diamond Head behind me is definitely not one of the things I expected to be doing during my time in Oahu. But there I was, standing behind a hot grill with a giant spatula, flipping a ribeye steak while looking out the windows to see the sun setting […]

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Where to Eat in Oahu | Hawaiian Food & Local Favorites

ALOHA! It’s officially 2018, which means a new year for me to use as an excuse to post more on my site 🙂 I just came back from an amazing trip to Oahu, which also gave me a 12 hour flight back to NYC followed by a 16 hour flight back to Hong Kong, so […]

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Musubi Cafe Iyasume | Where to Eat in Oahu

My fellow Spam lovers, Musubi Cafe Iyasume is the place for you. Spam musubi is the Hawaiian version of Japanese omusubi that takes marinated grilled spam and rice and wraps it with nori, or seaweed. The result is a super addictive item that can be eaten any time of day, as a snack, or as […]

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Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp | Where to Eat in Oahu

Garlic shrimp can be found on the menus of food trucks & restaurants all over the North Shore of Oahu. It’s listed as shrimp scampi, and served with rice and sometimes macaroni salad and pineapple. While we didn’t get to try as many of the vendors as we would’ve liked, we loved the garlic shrimp […]

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck | Where to Eat in Oahu

With two outposts in the North Shore, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is one of the most popular places to get Hawaiian style garlic shrimp. There are numerous trucks and restaurants that serve the dish, and we actually preferred Romy’s over Giovanni’s as the shrimp just had SO much more flavor. That said, we still really enjoyed […]

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Helena’s Hawaiian Food | Where to Eat in Oahu

A favorite with both locals and tourists alike, Helena’s Hawaiian Food serves up no-frills, local food that’s 20x better than the versions you’ll find at a paid luau. It’s served in small portions (as you can see in the photo at the beginning of this post) so you can try many items at once, and […]

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