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Musubi Cafe Iyasume (Hawaii 2017): Avocado Bacon Egg Spam Musubi

When we visited Hawaii in 2016, they were still renovating the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk in the Ala Moana Center. So on this visit, I was looking forward to checking it out (especially after our recent trip to Japan in November).
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Chinatown Express (Hawaii 2016) – Potstickers

I mentioned during our 2015 visit to Oahu that the Chinatown Express in the Ala Moana Center has sooooo many options to pick from.
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Big Island Candies (Hawaii 2016) – Macadamia Nut Milk Chocolate Trio

If you’ve even been to Waikiki, you’ve probably seen how Honolulu Cookie Company has grown rapidly. In fact, you probably have family or friends who have brought back their pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies after vacationing in Hawaii. While HCC has grown rapidly since 1998, there’s another purveyor of shortbread cookies in Hawaii that’s been around since 1977. Starting in the Hilo industrial district of the Big Island, Big Island Candies is known both for their signature shortbread cookies as well as their chocolate products.
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Minamoto Kitchoan (Hawaii 2016) – Wagashi

Minamoto Kitchoan is located in Ala Moana Center and is a purveyor of “wagashi”, a traditional Japanese confection made from natural, unrefined sugars.
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Poi Bowl (Hawaii 2016) – Plate Lunch

If you come to Hawaii, eventually, you’ll want to try some of the local cuisine. Last year, we had a great traditional feast at Ono Hawaiian Foods. Now, you might not expect traditional cuisine at a large mall food court… but you’d be happily surprised at the offerings at Poi Bowl.
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Lupicia Fresh Tea (Hawaii 2016) – Sakura Teas

Ala Moana Center is the largest mall in Hawaii and is located a few minutes away from Waikiki. On our last visit to Hawaii, we found this unique tea shop in Ala Moana called Lupicia Fresh Tea.
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Chinatown Express (Ala Moana 2015)

As I mentioned on our review of Curry Cafe, I was pleasantly surprised at the food at the local food courts in Hawaii.
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