Last Hawai’i Post For This Trip: Fort Ruger Market and Waiola’s

Monday, January 25, 2010 8comments No tags Permalink 0

I’ve been back in NYC for the past month, haha, but there was so much Hawai’i eating to do. My aunt and uncle from Paris are visiting Hawai’i in early summer…so I might go back to meet up with them then!

Below, Hawaiian plate lunch time at Fort Ruger Market with Shann, Kelly, and Steph ^_^
Here’s the menu…plenty options!
We got “Plate A”…which comes with a little (a lot, actually ;) of everything. Clockwise from top left: Kalua Pig, Lau Lau, two scoops rice, Haupia, Lomi Lomi Salmon, and Pipikaula. So ono!
Here’s a closer look at the LauLau and Kalua Pig.
We also got Li Hing Mui Icee…
…and dug into the musubi basket…
…for a Fried Rice Spam Musubi!
And then we went to the happiest place on earth: Waiola’s.
Shann’s order of Lychee Shave Ice with Condensed Milk…
Kelly used to come here so much that they already know her order! She doesn’t even have to order! She just goes up to the counter, and its like magic…a large Rainbow Shave Ice with Azuki Beans appears.
The Azuki bowl is my favourite (also very filling haha)…and extra delicious when you get it with condensed milk. Steph got the same thing with different syrup flavours. So here you go: Lilikoi and Green Tea Shave Ice with Azuki Beans, Mochi Balls, and Condensed Milk.

And that’s all of Hawai’i for now ^_^ See you back in NYC for the next post!

Fort Ruger Market
3585 Alohea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 737-4531

2135 Waiola Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 949-2269

  • Cleone
    November 30, -0001

    Waiola! my boyfriend and i love that place! he was the one who brought me there when we first dated and now we live a block from there! not intentionally of course but we sometimes run down there when we see there is no line. they do have shave ice in NYC. i used to go to the Malaysian restaurants in Flushing back in High School with my friends and order what was called an ABC but the ice was not that finely shaved and it came with azuki beans, condensed milk, and grass jelly.

  • Jennifer
    January 25, 2010

    I've been a quiet follower of your global foodie adventures for over two years now, but I can stay silent no longer. You need to know that I am now dead set on going to Hawaii and hitting up as many as these amazing places as possible. Previous coverages of your trips home were compelling, but this one sealed the deal. Is good food the norm/on every corner over there?!

  • shann
    January 26, 2010

    noooo i had lychee. lilikoi and green tea is a WEIRD combo.

  • Helen
    January 26, 2010

    That must be the most glorious bowl of shaved ice with adzuki beans that I've ever seen! Have you found an equivalent in the city (and not in Flushing)? I find that most tend to skimp on the beans, which is so disappointing!

  • Krizia
    January 26, 2010

    Hi Kathy,Thank you so much for all your posts about your fooding in Hawai'i. To be quite honest, I'm sad that this is the last post from your trip. I wish you could go on about it forever!I'm born and raised in Southern California (a beach city, but certainly not Hawai'i). Before reading a lot of this, I REALLY thought that most of these things were of Filipino origin (I'm Filipina), such as haupia, shave ice, mac salad, malasadas, and even the avocado smoothie!I was inspired to read up about more of each of those things (mainly on Wikipedia), and so many other foods, just so I could try to pinpoint their origins. Sadly, the world does not revolve around Philippine cuisine like I'd once thought :p Oh well.If you happen to find one more wayward post about Hawai'i, please, please publish it! This really can't be the last, can it?:)

  • anonymous
    January 26, 2010

    Give me more :)

  • anonymous
    January 27, 2010

    As always, I have really enjoyed your Hawaii posts and am small kine sad that they are pau.I do have to say though that I have quite a "must eat" list from your NY posts and will probably have to eat for a couple months straight if I ever get out there – and that would just cover the desserts!Alan from MakikiPS: Spam Musubi with FRIED RICE??? I'm there!

  • Josh
    February 6, 2010

    I soo wish I'd known of your blog a month and a half ago. My wife and I spent two weeks on vacation in Hawai'i. I'd love to have known about these cooler local places. Very much loving the shave ice. Hit Matsumoto's for some, and enjoyed that.Great photos! I'll have to keep up with your posts.

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