Hawaii Five-Oh so craveable eats part 2: Sweets!

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Part two of my Hawaii Five-Oh so craveable eats series covers my favorite part of any meal: Sweets! Now, I’ve already waxed poetic about the deliciousness of Hawaiian shave ice on this blog, so Matsumoto’s is excluded from this list. Likewise, if you want deep fried donut-like malasadas, head to Leonard’s on Kapahulu (I like their coconut haupia version the best). Otherwise, here’s my list of Oahu sweets and desserts that I find myself ordering (and devouring) again and again:

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Hawaii Five-Oh so craveable eats


I once dated a guy from Hawaii and recently, I’ve been wondering if I was in-love with him so much as I was in-love with the islands. I’ve visited Oahu three times this year (LAX-HNL flights feel like a hop and a skip compared to EWR-HNL) and just spent the past week at The Modern Honolulu, soaking in the sunshine while Los Angeles dropped to a frosty 40 degrees. I’m not a local, but Hawaii’s organic Asian-American culture always feels like home and the Asian fusion food fits my palate perfectly. Long before I book my tickets, I’m already dreaming of the ono (delicious) foods I can eat again. Here’s a list of my must-eats whenever I’m in town. These aren’t the most off-the-beaten-track or fancy restaurants, they’re just the places I must visit on every trip.

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