06 August 2005

Hawaii and other musings

So we're back from Hawaii as many of you know. Great fun, hard work, too much sun, lots of yummy beef, and much weddingness was had by all. We drove up to the North Shore of Oahu in the rain, ostensibly to go to the beach (thwarted by said rain) but actually to, well, eat. Our menu included: a stop at a shrimp stand for tempura shrimp and garlic shrimp, with side of rice and (of course!) cold macaroni salad. A second stop at a shrimp stand for more garlic shrimp, which included the sight of us (Sam, Rebecca, Nate, Jenna, and Kathy) scooping up melted butter and roasted garlic pieces with our hands and licking them. Not pretty, but very yummy. Then, on the way back we stopped at the best Ahi burger place on the island (also a stand) to sample their fish--amazing. At that point we had to get back to our beach house in order to prepare to go out to dinner in Waikiki. Sigh.

I offer two wedding pics here. Feel free to let me know which you think might be more appropriate to capture the week... :) (you may click on them to get a bigger view)...



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da pig. not, in fact the wedding day, but the day before. how fabulous is this?

will be posting full pics to the flickr site soon...

3 comments:

Liz said...

Hello! Welcome home -- it sounds like a lot of fun. I'm of the belief that there are not nearly enough roadside foodstands in this country, so I'm happy to hear about them in Hawaii. Can I get a little more description on the pig? Is that a pre-roasted pig-in-a-box? If so, who delivers those?

Rebecca said...

It's a Filipino, roasted pig that I believe they take all the less-savory parts out of (depending on what you consider the head) and then present in a box. This one was more of a "take away" item, as Kimi's brother had to go to rural Oahu to pick it up. I believe one can also get a Hawaiian pig on a spit if one is so inclined. Completely different thing, of course. :)

King Kamehameha said...

Hawaiian pigs go into the ground. It is the Filipino pig that goes on the spit.