Hawaiian Food Porn

Food Porn: (noun) Gratuitous closeups of delicious-looking food.

Thanks to several trips over to Honolulu's Chinatown, we are floating in fresh fruits here during our stay in Hawaii.


Food is extremely expensive here on the islands. I'd say prices are roughly double what we pay in our grocery store in New Jersey, and certainly 50% more than prices in Manhattan grocery stores. This would be a difficult place to eat on thirty bucks a week.

But if you spend some time wandering the stalls and shops in Chinatown, you'll find produce at much more reasonable prices, and every so often you'll stumble onto some great deals, like the pineapples we saw the other day that were selling for just $2.00 each, or huge mangoes for only $1.25 a pound. These are some of the best prices you'll find on the entire island of Oahu.


If you ever happen to visit Hawaii and you find yourself in the key tourist area of Waikiki Beach, take a side trip over to Chinatown. It's just a short $2.00 bus ride, or if you're ambitious, about a 4-mile walk.



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3 comments:

Leigh said...

I love food porn! It took me a while to figure out that pineapple close up, though. Here I was wondering about this strange and wonderful new fruit.

Did you hear about World Blog Surf Day? This year the theme was about food. Here's my post for it with all the links you'd need should you want to be part of it next time.

http://thefutureisred.typepad.com/onedayatatime/2009/06/welcome-to-world-blog-surf-day.html

Cheers! And thanks for another great post!

Daniel said...

Thanks Leigh! I've heard of WBSD but never participated. I'll definitely look into it next year. Thank you for your comment!

DK

thirtyaweek said...

Wow, those fruits look amazing.