One of the things I love the most about Hawaii is how multicultural it is. The different cultures and traditions really come alive in the cuisine – so during my last visit, we decided to go on a food tour.
There were quite a few options to choose from, but we decided on the Hole-in-the-Wall tour from Hawaii Food Tours. It was by far the best reviewed, and just what we were looking for – we wanted to explore Honolulu a little more. $129 a head includes all the food for the day and transportation. The tour bus will pick you up from most of the hotels in Waikiki, but as my mom is kama’aina (a local) now, we headed for the Ala Moana Hotel pickup at 9.30am.
The tour included a great mix of cuisines, and it was really interesting to learn a bit more about Hawaiian history, too. My particular favourites were the manapuas (Hawaiian cha siu bao) and the malasadas.
I definitely recommend going on an empty stomach, as you will be stuffed by the end of the tour! The guides, Daniel and Krystal, were extremely friendly, lovely, and knowledgable – and the day we went on the tour was one of the highlights of my last trip.
I was also really glad to have been able to take my mom on the tour as well, as she now knows a few more places than she used to.