//chinatown (honolulu), haleiwa/north shore.
BREAKFAST_royal kitchen for manapua and dim sum (chinatown).
because char hung sut was on vacation. :(
we really wanted to try both, but we ended up at royal kitchen twice. more on this in another post.
SURF/LAY OUT_haleiwa ali'i beach park. different from tuesday's haleiwa (north shore).nice waves that day.
some palm trees for shade for lazy me.
surfers that are pretty good and fun to watch.
the bear before surfing.
the bear after surfing.
look how wide that wave is!
LUNCH_macky's kahuku sweet shrimp truck (haleiwa, north shore).
truck in a dirt lot.
next door to a 7-11.
off a traffic circle/rotary/whatever those things are called.
wild chickens that live in that brush behind the dirt lot.
bear: spicy shrimp plate
really good. the sauce mixed with the rice is SO good.
me: garlic butter shrimp plate
so delicious. perfectly cooked, fresh, sweet shrimp.
toasted garlic in its sauce on rice.
i attempted these last week at home.
it was a huge fail.
oh yeah, pineapple slice was good.
could have done without the salad.
but i ate some of mine since we hadn't been eating many veggies that week.
sigh. being a responsible adult is no fun.
DESSERT_matsumoto shave[d] ice (haleiwa, north shore).
long, stinky line.
i guess everyone spills their melty scoops of ice cream on the sidewalk nearby.
smells like poop, unfortunately.
shaving the ice.
we shared a large rainbow (pineapple, lemon, strawberry)
with ice cream at the bottom and a snow cap (condensed milk on top).
the condensed milk is essential.
the ice cream at the bottom is awesome, too.
neither of us are big hawaiian-style shave ice fans.
we prefer chinese- or korean-style shaved ice.
but as you can tell, i enjoyed this a lot.
as did the bear.
perfect in that climate.
visited the duke.
DINNER_teddy's bigger burgers. because the bear's other name is "teddy." (waikiki).
potatobro and sis-in-law raved about this place.
their peanut butter chocolate shake is supposed to be good.
we got strawberry instead.
thick. sweet. creamy.
me: jalaween burger
substituted tots for fries.
substituted cajun fries.
giant burgers even though we ordered the smallest patty size.
i'm still partial to in 'n' out, myself.
NIGHTCAP_mai tais at the beach bar at the westin moana surfrider (waikiki).
hm. potato face does not tan evenly.
notice the bear's umbrella drink.
he's very embarrassed that he is pictured with one here, and i am not.
mine is just out of the frame, stage right.
and in his defense these mai tai's were freakin' strong.
i decided i don't like mai tai's that night.
well, at least, the taste of 'em. ;)