• Kauai, "The Garden Island"
• Ko’olina, Oahu
3 MOUNTAIN VIEW
• Tantalus, Oahu
• Akaka Falls, Big Island
5 SCENIC SPOT
• Haleakala Crater, Maui
• Marriott Kauai, Lihue
• Maile twined with Pikake and Puakenikeni
9 SCENIC DRIVE
• Napali Coast, Kauai
• Maunawili, Oahu
11 RESTAURANT (LOCAL)
• Zippy’s, multiple locations
12 RESTAURANT (UPSCALE)
• John Dominis, Oahu
13 DRIVE-INN EATERY
• Aiea Heights Drive-Inn, Oahu
14 PLATE LUNCH
• Spareribs/Beef Curry, Local Fried Noodles, Macaroni Salad
15 HAWAIIAN FOOD COMBO
• Lau-Lau, Lomi-Salmon, Kalua Pig, Sour Poi and Haupia Dessert
• Kapiolani Bakery, Aiea, Oahu
• Chantilly Butter Cream Cake
• Mocha Glazed Macadamia Nuts
• Freshly picked Lichees and Mangoes
• Aloha Flea Market, Aiea, Oahu
• Robert Cazimero, Hawaiian Contemporary
22 MUSIC GROUP
• Cecilio and Kapono, Island Music
• Peter “Tau” Espiritu, Multiple Styles
24 HULA GIRL
• Joni Albao, Contemporary Style
25 HAWAIIAN WORD
• Mahalo, Thank-You
LOCAL TRAITS OF HAWAII
You Know You're From Hawaii When...
You can understand and speak PIDGIN English.
You go to dinner and "make one plate" with all the extra
You automatically take off your shoes in people's homes.
You wear rubber slippers to the beach.
You eat rice every single day.
It's "shave ice" not "snow cones".
When you know NEVER to turn your back facing the ocean.
You know what ukus are and have had them at least once before when
you was one little keiki.
You've been to almost all of the other islands.
You get impatient with all of those bikers on the road that came
When someone says to "dress up" it means one nice aloha
shirt and jeans.
You eat coconuts straight from the shell - and drink the juice.
You went to the War Memorial Stadium parking lot to learn how to
You've worked in the pineapple fields.
You know where all the creepy places (like burial sites) are in
You know you aren't supposed to whistle at night time, cross your
chopsticks, or stick your fork straight out of your rice.
You have highlighted hair.
You eat Arare.
You know what "tutu" means.
You learned to play the ukulele in elementary school.
It's SHOYU, not soy sauce.
To you, sushi means sushi, not RAW FISH!
You eat malasadas.
You have a billion pairs of slippers in front your door when your
family gets together.
Your house has residue from the salty ocean air.
You eat Portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice for breakfast.
You buy large quantities of toilet paper in case there’s a
You don't understand why anyone would buy less than a 20 lb bag
You would serve spam as a meat for dinner...
You can taste the difference between teriyaki and kal-bi...
You know why there are alphabets on trees on graduation day.
You know what lei day is.
You know what the "stink eye" is; and how to give it.
You can correctly pronouce Kalanianaole, Kalakaua and Aiea.
You know what a "Huli Huli Chicken" is.
You can name 3 varieties of mangos.
You know the difference between being hapa and being hapai.
You give directions using mauka and makai.
You know what it takes to get into Kamehameha school.
You say, "Nori" not seaweed paper.
You say "Brah" not "Bro".
You know why Sharks Cove is called Sharks Cove.
Your jokes are about Portuguese not Polish.
You know what "Morgan's Corner " is ... (And it still
You think 70 degrees is freezing cold.
You call it "saimin" not "Top Ramen".
The surf report is on your speed dial...
Rainbow Drive-Inn is a special date.
You know pineapples don't grow in trees.
When you hear the words "fund raiser", you know it means
You have said "wat, owe you money?", "karang your
alas", or "dakine".
You call public transportation "da BUS".
You go to Neiman Marcus "jus fo look".
The mainland people no can understand your language.
You eat mango with shoyu, vinegar, and pepper.
You like ume, daikon, and kim chee better than pickles.
You never understood why adding pineapple and ham to a pizza made
it Hawaiian to the rest of the world.
You have a separate circuit breaker for your rice cooker.
You measure the water for the rice by the knuckle of your index
The condiments at the dinner table are shoyu, ketchup, chili peppah
watah, kimchee, takuwan, Hawaiian salt and pickled onion.
You go to Maui and your luggage home includes potato chips, manju,
cream puffs, guri-guri and fresh saimin from Sam Sato's.
A balanced meal has three starches: rice, macaroni and bread.
You call everyone older than you "Aunty" or "Uncle"
even though they aren't related to you.
Your philosophy is "Bumbai".
You are barefoot in most of you elementary school pictures.
Your only suit is a bathing suit.
You drive barefoot.
You feel guilt leaving a get-together without helping clean up.
The idea of taking something from a heiau is unthinkable.
You'd rather drag out the compressor and fill that leaking tire
every single morning than have it fixed.
The only time you honk your horn is once a year during the safety
You can live and let live with a smile in your heart.
Nobody is sure exactly where "north" is.
Your cousin is Japanese-Chinese-French-Filipino-Korean-Scottish-Portuguese-Hawaiian,
plus some stuff too manini to mention.
You watch your favorite shows "on top the TV".
The best cooks all use lots of mayonnaise.
An approaching hurricane means only one thing – surf's up,
"You like beef" has nothing to do with what's for dinner.
Beans are the perfect condiment for ice cream.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from
5 lbs. chicken thighs or a bag of 'Wing Flings'
4 T flour
4 T cornstarch
4 T sugar
5 T soy sauce
5 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
8 T Mochiko flour
4 tsp salt
4 stalks green onion, finely chopped
4 T oyster sauce
If using chicken thighs, de-bone and cut in half. Prepare chicken
and set aside. In a large container, combine all ingredients and
mix well. After mixture is mixed, add the chicken and stir until
all pieces are coated. Cover and let marinate overnight in the fridge
- mix chicken in the morning and put it back in the fridge until
you are ready to cook. Ten minutes prior to cooking, take container
out of the fridge. Fill a wok or pot with oil - any type - and heat.
Test hotness of oil by dropping some batter in it. If oil is hot,
batter will begin to cook on contact. If not, wait until it gets
hot. Deep fry chicken until golden brown. Let cooked chicken drain
on wire rack over some newspaper. Serve. Makes about 6 servings.
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