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Category Archive: food

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Nori’s Saimin & Snacks

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By Misty I. Growing up, did you watch Let’s Go Fishing? I did. Like every single weekend. Haha, my favorite part was definitely not the fishing, it was watching Hari Kojima and Stan… Continue reading

Calamansi and Lemons from Grace Turned into Calamansi-Lemon Muffins!

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My green-thumbed friend Grace dropped off some bittermelon, lemons, and calamansi for me today.   What an awesome way to be greeted at my front door upon my arrival home from work!  A heavenly… Continue reading

First Day in Peru — Cusco!

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Hello Cusco!  Our guide picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel Tierra Viva San Blas. We found more free coca leaves in our hotel lobby! We had a… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fried Spam Poke…yes S-P-A-M

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By Misty I. “Go home cook rice!” If you grew up in Hawaii, legions of us really did cook rice when we came home from school. At my house we had an army… Continue reading

Leaving on a jet plane — to Peru!

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I never would have thought I’d have the chance to set foot anywhere in South America. As it turns out, I have an adventurous friend who had Machu Picchu on her bucket list. This… Continue reading

Only in Puna: Liquid Life Hawai’i

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By Misty I. Have you been to Liquid Life in Kea’au yet? It’s behind McDonald’s toward Kea’au Elementary School. My boss ordered sandwiches from there recently and I enjoyed it very much. So… Continue reading

Sharon’s Birthday Ambush at MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS

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Who doesn’t want more good hair days?  I sure do. I stopped by a new salon called MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS (on Lanikaula/Laukapu) not to get my hair done but to surprise my… Continue reading

I Found Breakfast in my Garden

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I accept it.  I’m officially old. I woke up with the sun, walked around the garden. Was excited to see that one bitter melon was ready to be harvested. I continued to look… Continue reading

Sake, sake, and some beer and shochu with Kadota Liquor!

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Kadota Liquor organized a sake tasting event recently. It was held at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in their Moku Ola banquet room. We tasted beer and shochu in addition to sake. I love… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Kawamoto Store Okazu-Ya

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By Misty I. I hope you and your family are okay from the effects of Tropical Storm Lane. Honestly, I’m still traumatized. I know firsthand what it’s like to experience flooding and the… Continue reading