Hawaii Food Tours---highly recommend the Hole in the Wall Tour!!
This was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii, even though I had been many times before, this Hole in the Wall tour was still a blast and was very well run, Matthew and Sahara were amazing hosts and very professional yet sweet.
I definitely would recommend it for anyone who is visiting Hawaii for the first time or even would just like to check out some of the best places that the locals enjoy!
Here are pics and information from our tour :)
One advantage of this is you can send friends or family on it, and they might be more likely to try things that you woudn't be able to talk them into. After all, they are paying good money to find out about these treats. After they find out that li-hing pineapple won't kill them, they might be willing to drink that li-hing margarita with you at dinner.
That is a great point. Though we have dined in Hawai`i for many decades, I have to admit that attending Alan Wong's "New Wave Lu`aus" has exposed us to some dishes, that we might never have tried. Cannot say that all dishes were winners with us, but the experiences were not to be missed.
Going back some decades, my tennis doubles partner was part of a Chinese restaurant family. We attended several family weddings, where we had up to 13 courses of food, and much was very traditional, and not Westernized versions. Some of that was great, and totally off our "beaten path," though not all. We normally were seated with an intimate family member, and they would "talk" us through the next course. We tried everything, unlike some at our tables, and appreciated the experiences. I would not trade those opportunities for anything - even if the dish was not "our cup-o-tea."
Hey, I once thought that poi tasted like dirt! Now I know how wrong I was. Depends on whether it is freshly prepared, or canned for a lu`au. Who knew?
Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826