Heavenly (Hawaii 2016) – Pitaya Bowl
We first came across Heavenly during our 2015 vacation. Their use of local, organic ingredients stood out to me and I knew that if we came back, I’d want to try their breakfast again.
This year, it seems like acai bowls have been very popular. I had my first acai bowl this year while visiting Egg ‘n Things and I have to admit that they’re pretty awesome.
First off, here’s the Kalua Pig Benedict with lilikoi butter, Okinawa purple potato wheat muffin and local salad. The purple potato was similar to a sweet potato. Unlike during our last visit, the eggs were cooked too hard on this dish so no runny yolk. Otherwise, the pork was quite tender.
Pitaya refers to dragon fruit and this Pitaya Bowl ($11) was served with Big Island honey, Hawaiian granola, coconut milk and topped with pineapple and strawberries. Just like an acai bowl, the pitaya portion of this dish is served chilled so it’s similar to a smoothie with the granola imparting a textural contrast.
Dragon fruit by itself has a very mild taste so the addition of honey and fresh fruit is necessary to enhance the sweetness of the dish.
I’m really missing the pitaya bowl right about now.
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