Shoyu Poke, Kona Coffee and Poha Berries: A Big Island Food Adventure

Big Island Food Adventure Lilikoi

Last October I slipped away with the hubby to Hawaii’s Big Island for a week-long, kids-free retreat, and I’m finally getting around to sharing some of the highlights. This trip was mostly about kicking back and doing a whole lot of nothing, but we did manage to rally to squeeze in a few food adventures in between all those mai tais and snoozes on the beach.  Of course, we picked up some shoyu poke immediately upon arrival; had some great food at Merriman’s in Waimea (including the best salad ever: spinach, radicchio, roasted mushrooms, toasted farro, crispy bacon, hard cooked farm egg, compressed pineapple  & jalapeño-ginger vinaigrette); and enjoyed the gut busting, but tasty omlette-fried rice at Teshima’s in Kealakakua.

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