Let’s continue our series of Hawaii in Contrasts with a contrast for the taste buds, by taking a look at an example of cuisine extremes.
If you enjoy haute cuisine, you’ll love Hawaii where you’ll find extremely talented chefs, amazing presentations, and of course incredible flavors. For example, the following photo shows a Sashimi Napoleon from Haliimaile General Store (restaurant) on Maui. This colorful, Pacific Rim dish is composed of layers of smoked salmon, Ahi tartare, sashimi Ahi, and crispy won tons with wasabi vinaigrette.
Now, let’s contrast that beautifully presented dish with one of Hawaii’s staple meals, the loco moco. The following photo shows a typical loco moco that includes a hamburger patty, two scoops of rice, a scoop of macaroni salad, eggs and brown gravy. This particular loco moco from Cafe 100 in Hilo also includes two more true Hawaii favorites –Spam and Portuguese sausages.
A visit to the Aloha state is a foodie’s dream. When you visit the Hawaii, you’ll find such a diverse offering of all sorts of ethnic foods along with Hawaii’s flavorful way of interweaving them together. Andy and I always look forward to is trying something new with each visit — whether it’s fancy or just good ol’ local grindz.