It’s now Saturday, and we’ve definitely crossed over the halfway point of our vacation. So far, we’ve conquered Hana, Central Maui, and most definitely, South Kihei, including parts of Wailea and Makena. We also drove past the foot of Haleakala. The one section we’ve not yet covered – West Maui. That all changed today.
were seated. First impression, it’s a sit-down restaurant….very new in appearance, clean, trendy. Within 15-20 minutes (close to 11am), the restaurant was already 3/4 full (it probably had a capacity for about 100 guests). The waitress gave us a breakdown as to how the menu was divided, and every time she described a menu item, my mouth salivated. It also didn’t help that in the middle of her going over the items, another waitress delivered a sizzling rib eye plate across from where we were seated. Uggghhh!!! Fine, we better order…so we did.
|Steamed Pork Bun aka Pork Bao|
Steamed Pork Buns (Duroc Pressed Pork, Hoisin, Shiitake, Cucumber)
|Meeting up with Karen and Lloyd – Kaanapali Beach (Hula Grill)|
One of my dear colleagues from work, Karen, and her husband, Lloyd, are vacationing on Maui. They arrived last night. Karen and I managed to stay in touch despite the distance (Maryland and California). Earlier this week, she sent me a Facebook message about their vacation, and if all of us were near each other, then a meeting was in order. While we were at Star Noodle, she and Lloyd were about to have lunch at Hula Grill (Whalers Village). Directly after lunch, we met up with Karen and Lloyd at Hula Grill. It was so great to see them. When Karen visited California, she didn’t get the chance to meet my family, and of course, it had to be on the island of Maui where our families would eventually meet. So great to see you, Karen and Lloyd, enjoy your vacation.
|Caitlin and Evan with Mommy|
|Mommy and Evan|
All of us got in the water. Madison was also able to respond to her friend’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Prior to the challenge, we made sure the Madison knew the reason for the cause, and that it wasn’t all about getting drenched with ice cold water. I’m glad that we took that time and she understood.For the challenge, we only had access to two sand beach buckets. I took the buckets to the nearest bar, and the bartender gladly gave me ice for the challenge. Here’s her video response to the challenge – click here.
|Local Boys Shave Ice – Lahaina|
|Nachos from Maui Tacos|
|Sunset in Lahaina|
around the Outlet (because living close to a Factory Outlet in California was simply not enough hahahahaha). We live within 5-10 minutes away from the Camarillo Factory Outlet 🙂 We also managed to stroll around Front Street,watched another majestic sunset, and finally, we, the local boys, had some shave ice again from Local Boys. It was just another one of those easy, laid back evenings.
|In my possession, 3 precious Poke orders|
|Kimchee Tako (Octopus)|
Ahi Hot Shoyu, and Wasabi King Crab. I couldn’t wait to eat them, but I decided to wait, I mean, WAIT till we got back to Kihei (a 30+ minutes drive). Thank you for this recommendation. We ate the Kimchee Tako tonight…..perfectly chewy octopus with the kimchee spice. The rest of the pokes are happily sitting the in the fridge and will be consumed tomorrow.