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McDonald’s Hawaii: Special Menu Items EXPLAINED!

McDonald’s Hawaii: Special Menu Items EXPLAINED!

McDonald’s is an amazing, international fast-food chain. The restaurant is one of my favorites because it combines low cost and a variety of tastes. One of the greatest qualities of McDonald’s is that it is franchised and the flavor is standardized — a cheeseburger you eat in New York will taste the same as a cheeseburger you get in Moscow! What I like to do when traveling is to visit McDonald’s and then see what special menu items they have!…

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What the Heck is Spam Musubi!?

What the Heck is Spam Musubi!?

If you have ever visited a convenience store in Hawaii, chances are, you have probably seen this odd little concoction for about $1-$2: This beautiful, saran-wrapped gem is known as Spam Musubi (spam moo-soo-bee). Today, I will explain Spam Musubi, its long history, its roots in Hawaii, and its many uses.   The History of Spam Musubi Spam Musubi has its origins in Hawaii, during World War II. During that time, Hawaii was a territory of the United States (that’s…

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Hawaiian Pineapple on Pizza and The Online Controversy

Hawaiian Pineapple on Pizza and The Online Controversy

The internet is an amazing and odd platform that is always bringing fresh and surprising ideas to us. While Facebook was first used as a way to connect with distant friends, it is now sometimes just an arena for sharing popular memes and entertaining material. None was more shocking to me than this video, which my friend posted in Novemeber 2018: How to eat a pineapple pizza Aside from it being a major waste of food (if you don’t like…

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The Hawaii Plan Reviews Tommy Bahama Bar/Restaurant Waikiki

The Hawaii Plan Reviews Tommy Bahama Bar/Restaurant Waikiki

Update on 5/18/2019: no brunch, adjusted hours I had the pleasure of being invited to Tommy Bahama (store, restaurant, and bar) last month to try their new, Frozen Mai Tais. I thought Tommy Bahama was going to be a touristy, chain restaurant, but I was surprised to see that it is a very nice place, with a unique menu that has some local flavors! There are many unique dishes created by the restaurant chefs. I went with a good friend…

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Food in Hawaii: 5 Local Favorites!

Food in Hawaii: 5 Local Favorites!

So you’ve landed in Hawaii. If you look around, you’ll see a burgers joints, pizza places, and a PF Changs. What if you want to try something different? Perhaps local favorites? Here are some great foods in Hawaii and instructions on where you can find them. A Quick Note about Food in Hawaii Because of the large influx of immigrant workers that came to Hawaii to work during the sugar cane industry boom, there has been a tremendous influence on…

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What’s the Best Hawaiian Snack?

What’s the Best Hawaiian Snack?

If you had a friend coming to Hawaii for just one day and you only had time to get them one local snack, what would it be? Snack A: Chocolate-Covered Macadamia Nuts Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts are probably the most popular souvenir for tourists and deserve consideration as Hawaii’s best snack. They aren’t the most exciting snack though, as they just M&Ms with a different nut inside. Japanese tourists love them though, and you can usually see them hauling bags of…

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5 Delicious Spam Recipes

5 Delicious Spam Recipes

Have a lone can of Spam in your pantry? Not sure what to do with it? Here are 5 delicious Spam recipes that I recommend to help you make delicious meals! And for more reading about Spam, be sure to read up on “Why Do Hawaiians Love Spam?” 1. Spam Musubi One does not mention Spam recipes without mentioning the king of them all: the Spam musubi! Spam musubis make a great snack and can be found at almost all…

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Spam and Hawaii: Why Does Hawaii Love Spam?

Spam and Hawaii: Why Does Hawaii Love Spam?

One tidbit of information that seems to get around is that people in Hawaii really like SPAM. And it’s true: about 6 million cans of SPAM are eaten each year in Hawaii (source). That’s around 5 cans per person in Hawaii. The amount of SPAM eaten here is no joke – when SPAM goes on sale for around $1.79/can, I always see empty shelves at the grocery store. Purchase limits are usually 5 cans, otherwise stores would run into constant…

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