Hawaii is known for its stunning scenery. But did you know about Hawaii’s incredible food? Check out these foods that you need to eat in Hawaii!
Ever since visiting Hawaii, I’ve been dreaming about going back, just so I can have the foods below again!
From decadent shave ice to savory shrimp and rice, Hawaii has something that everyone can enjoy.
Now on to the foods that you need to eat in Hawaii!
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If you’ve ever had a snow cone at a carnival or fair before, you might think that you know what to expect from shave ice.
But those expectations would fall far short of reality. Shave iced in Hawaii is what you always *hoped* a snow cone would be. Soft flakes of ice, absolutely drenched in the flavors of your choice.
If you’re feeling adventurous, get your shave ice with a scoop of ice cream in the middle. It sounds strange but is utterly delicious.
My favorite shave ice location is Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
Malasadas are Portuguese fried dough balls. While they have the appearance of doughnut holes, malasadas are so much better than any doughnut hole you’ve ever eaten.
Light and fluffy, with a dusting of sugar. The dough is just the right consistency to melt in your mouth.
You can even get a malasada puff, which is a malasada with a creamy filling of your choice.
Go to Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu on Oahu to get the absolute best malasadas.
While not a working farm, the Dole Plantation in Wahiawa on Oahu will allow you to experience just about every type of pineapple-related experience to be found.
From a pineapple maze to a pineapple-themed kiddie train, it’s safe to say that this is your quintessential tourist trap.
However, I still recommend that you visit the Dole Plantation simply to experience Dole Whip. Dole Whip is a pineapple ice cream concoction that you must taste in your lifetime.
Even if you don’t like pineapple or ice cream, you need to try this. Its texture and taste are incredibly unique.
Have you ever gotten a regular pineapple at the grocery store and been disappointed with how tart it tastes?
Enter the white pineapple of Hawaii. White pineapple tastes like the sweetest, best pineapple you’ve ever had in your life.
White pineapple can be difficult to find in Hawaii. We finally tracked one down in a farmer’s market in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
Shrimp and Rice
It’s amazing how a simple dish like shrimp and rice can taste so incredibly amazing.
When in Hawaii, you should treat yourself to many dishes of shrimp and rice. You’ll love every second of it.
My favorite shrimp and rice dish comes from the shrimp food trucks on the North Shore of Oahu. You can’t go wrong with any of the shrimp food trucks there!
All of these foods that you need to eat in Hawaii are simply amazing. I hope you get to go to Hawaii soon and experience these spectacular foods! Happy travels!