Have you ever experienced huge, heavy raindrops that were warm?
And the skies were both an ominous gray in one area, and then bright and sunny in another, just a few feet away?
I call this island rain.
And I was reminded of some aspects of it in Southern California where I live.
It wasn’t quite island rain, but the humidity and sporadic pockets of raindrops took me back to the time I lived in Hawaii.
So I wanted to share 5 places in Hawaii to get some savory treats:
1. Kaimuki Seed Town: Unless you’re from Hawaii, the thought of consuming pickled items and dried plums might be unappetizing. It’s one of my favorite things about Hawaii.
2. Windward Mall in Kaneohe for Hurricane Popcorn: There are other places that have the same thing, but this place for some reason sticks out in my mind. Hurricane popcorn consists of popcorn, bits of seaweed, sesame seeds, rice crackers, and a bit of sugar. No, not the healthiest thing but I really like it, and don’t get it often.
4. Matstumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa: Not sno cones, shave ice. There is a difference. And I like the addition of azuki beans and ice cream. Yup, the North Shore is where it’s at. And on a side note, checked the weather there for today and there was a high surf advisory warning and rain with the temperature topping out at 86 degrees. My kind of island rain.
5. Dole Pineapple Plantation: Take the tour, go through the maze and try the Dole Whip when you’re done. If you like pineapple, your tastebuds will be happy.
Have you been to any of these places in Hawaii? Are there places in other states or countries that bring back fond memories? I would love to hear about them.