Visiting Honolulu and want to try the most delectable street food you’ve ever tasted? If so, you’re not alone! Honolulu has its fair share of tourist attractions, with Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, the Ala Moana Center, and Hanauma Bay all popular spots to visit. And when it comes time to eat, there are plenty of places to choose from, including the open-air food courts on the streets downtown. There’s one stall in particular that never seems to run out of customers! What makes this stall so special?
Poi Mochi are deep-fried rice flour dough balls that include poi within. For those who are unfamiliar, poi is a traditional Hawaiian dish that resembles taro root paste. They are among the most well-liked treats in Honolulu, where you can get them on practically every corner. They are usually served with sweet and sour or haupia sauce. The best way to eat these delectable snacks is by getting them on the go and stuffing it into your mouth as soon as they come out of the fryer!
In reality, the delicacy known as spam musubi was created in Hawaii in the early 20th century. Due to its flavour, accessibility, and price, it is a favourite throughout the state. It is available all around Hawaii at convenience shops, petrol stations, and even food stands on the street. A piece of grilled Spam is placed on top of a block of rice, and the entire thing is wrapped in nori (edible seaweed). The result is an interesting mix of salty and savoury flavours that will never fail to satisfy your cravings for some classic Hawaiin eats!
For those who prefer something a little less traditional, there are various types of sushi that can be found everywhere in Honolulu. The most popular are California rolls or nigiri sushi with raw fish on top of seasoned rice; however, other options such as tempura shrimp rolls or caterpillar sushi should not be overlooked either.
Hawaiian Shave Ice
Honolulu locals rely on Hawaiian shave ice to beat the heat. Blocks of ice are first shaved, and then syrups are added to create this cool dessert. Simple yet really satisfying. One of the most popular flavors is Rainbow—a combination of three different colors. Other tasty options include Blue Hawaii, with coconut cream syrup; Lilikoi (Passionfruit) topped with vanilla bean shavings; and Piña Colada with pineapple juice syrup.