Monday, May 18, 2009

Our Family Trip to Oahu

I'm a little behind my self-inflicted schedule on my first blog here but I wanted to start with a short blurb about our family vacation. Just a few short weeks ago, we flew out from SFO to Oahu in mid/April for a few days of nothing but swimming (for the kids), eating (for the adults) and a whole-lot-of-hangin'-out. It was a good time and a good break from our everyday grind.

Our most memorable food moments on the island were simple. Zippy's was our daily go-to joint. Our group faves included their mac salad, a weekly special of Chicken Katsu Curry on Saimin noodle soup, and their Zip Pac. On our last day there, we ventured over to the North Shore and gave in to the touristy places. Our quick two-hour drive consisted of Matsumoto's Shave Ice and a short stop at Giovanni's Shrimp truck.
Giovanni's served up the best shrimp I've ever had in a long, long time! Their Shrimp Scampi consisted of white wine, garlic, butter, 12 large-sized shrimps laying in a bath of their sauce next to two large scoops of white rice. I think the picture says it all....

Lastly, a shout-out goes to Kin Chan Sushi Inc. This little sushi bar restaurant is located in Restaurant Row in Honolulu. Our friends recommended them and we enjoyed a very lively dinner there of extraordinary sushi. My 6 year old daughter inhaled two orders of Kin Chan's king salmon sashimi! This was one of those places that makes you stop and enjoy the fish as it melts in your mouth. We had everything from a pickled sardine to the best chu toro ever!

In short, it was a memorable vacation for all of us!