Let’s Surf Country and Enjoy Some Local Oahu Food Along the Way
Surf’s up, it’s Aloha Friday and we’re pau work so join us early tomorrow morning for dawn patrol. We’re going to surf country with Ira. There’s a Northwest swell coming in.
We’ll try some Oahu food starting with breakfast at Zippys… Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice and “Loco Moco”… hamburger steak topped with eggs and covered with brown gravy… Ono!
Remind me to order the pupus at Zippys for Kalani’s baby luau on Sunday to celebrate his first birthday. Pupus (appetizers) with assortments of sushi, teriyaki beef, chicken katsu/Korean fried chicken, mahi mahi, hot dogs, fried noodles and other combinations… are commonly found at local gatherings.
Let’s also grab some bentos from Zippys for lunch. The bento, a Japanese-inspired boxed lunch adapted to local-style taste with steamed rice, fish and/or meats, cooked egg and pickled vegetables. Bentos are available in grocery stores and takeout restaurants island wide… a welcome convenience for a day at the beach.
When we’re pau surfing, we’ll stop at Long’s Drugs and pick up Hawaiian Sun and Aloha Maid fruit drinks for the luau… they’re on sale this week. I hope they still have strawberry-guava, lilikoi, pineapple orange, Big Island orange and island ice tea flavors.
Then we’ll head over to L & L Hawaiian Barbecue and get a loaded plate lunch for dinner… Local-style plate lunches served at diners and drive-ins around the island are embraced by locals and recommended eats. They usually come with 2 scoops rice, 1 scoop of macaroni salad, and generous choices of: teriyaki beef/chicken, barbecue beef/chicken, chopped steak, chicken katsu, lemon chicken, beef short ribs, mahi mahi/shrimp, kalua pork with cabbage, chile and rice, or stew curry… and more.
Oahu Restaurants Beyond Honolulu