Hawaii Cheap Eats from Flyertalk

17 04 2007

tednugent(no relation) recommends: Keneke’s Plate Lunch in Waimanalo on the Windward side of Oahu, HI. For USD6.50 you get a huge portion of Teriyaki Chicken (or kalua pork, or steak, or mahimahi), 2 scoops of steamed white rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. As Hawaiians say, you’ll “broke da mouth” trying to eat it all.

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Make Your Own Luau at Ono Hawaiian Foods

19 01 2007

In St. Louis it has been frigidly cold for this native Southerner. When it gets cold I think about warm places. And the last warm place I visited, besides our year long stint in San Diego, was Hawaii. Dining out in the islands can be a budget busting disaster or a cheap eats chow down. I’ve already written about Low’s in Hilo on the Big Island. A good way to describe this restaurant is frugal fusion food since it brings traditions from all over the South Pacific and puts it in one run down lunch counter style restaurant. However, some people want more “traditional” Hawaiian food and they head to a luau. That is until they Read the rest of this entry »

Low’s International Foods

6 12 2006

Low’s International Food

222 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI, 96720 (808)-969-6652

When you live on the West coast a whole new area for vacations becomes available— especially with early summer discounts to Hawaii. We ended up on The Big Island and found our way to Hilo, a small South Seas port town not yet overrun by tourists. In the heart of the slightly worn-around-the-edges downtown is a little restaurant named Low’s International Foods. The entrance to this unassuming restaurant isn’t much more than a rickety screen door. The “waiting area” is filled with used appliances for sale. Inside you are greeted by a towering wall of pictures of everything on the menu—a good thing since most of the items are nfamiliar Hawaiian creations such as Spam sushi. Even better than any of these just-exotic-enough-to-beinteresting-but-not-scary selections are their distinctively sweet Hawaiian sweet rolls in flavors from original to pineapple to guava. Hawaii is famously expensive, but this place won’t break the bank. Our daughter Caroline dove right into a paper basket full of Spam Sushi. Hot, fresh, and tasty, it was a wonderful way to end a long day of travel.