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Mochi Lab (Hawaii 2018): Butter Mochi Cupcakes

It’s hard to believe that I first stumbled across Mochi Lab’s amazing butter mochi cupcakes in 2015 while walking through a farmers’ market in Waikiki. While we’ve been back to Hawaii a couple times since then, we’ve never been able to revisit until this past year. That’s partly because Mochi Lab can only be found at pop up locations. We made a special trip out to the Honolulu Farmers’ Market, in front of the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Ward Avenue, to revisit this year and were not disappointed.
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Modo Hawaii (Hawaii 2018): Mochi Donuts!

Our first experience with mochi donuts was with a Mister Donut in Akihabara in Japan where we got to try their famous Pon De Ring. For those of you unfamiliar, mochi donuts are dangerously addictive given how easy it is to polish them off. So when I saw that they opened up Modo Hawaii inside the International Marketplace, I knew that we would stop by here during our next visit to Waikiki.
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Lanikai Juice at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (Hawaii 2017): Hawaiian Style Smoothies

Lanikai Juice is a chain operation that serves up fresh smoothies, fruit bowls and juices in Hawaii. The location that we visited was in the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
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Mochi Lab (Waikiki 2015) – Lilikoi Butter Mochi Muffin

Finding Mochi Lab was a complete fluke. They’ve got a stall at the local Mahiku Farmers Market in the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki every Tuesday between 4-8pm.
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Honolulu Cookie Company (Waikiki Beach Marriott) – Hawaii 2013

If you walk down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, you’re sure to notice all of the Honolulu Cookie Company shops that tempt you with their delicious signature shortbread creations.  First started in 1997 by the Sung family, they have rapidly grown from a wholesale provider to having 9 shops in Oahu including the one located at the Waikiki Beach Marriott that opened in 2008. Read the rest of this entry