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Five Foods to Try in Hawaii

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

The Gypsea Traveller is a Hawaii Travel Agency. The Owner, Libbi is a travel agent that lives in Hawaii. she has visited all of the Hawaiian Islands and lives on Oahu. This blog has a ton of recommendations based on first hand experience living in Hawaii.


Hawaii is known for their different food that you cannot get on the Mainland! Below is a list of the five foods you must try in Hawaii.



1. Malasadas

Malasadas are similar to a donut but so much better. They are friend dough that come out hot and are rolled in sugar. They can also be filled with custard.

2. Shave Ice

Shave Ice is NOT the same as a snow cone on the Mainland. Shave Ice is finely shaved ice covered in flavored syrups. Some of the best flavors are lilikoi, lychee, coconut, pineapple, mango or any tropical flavor they have!

3. Plate Lunch

Plate lunches are super popular in Hawaii. Most of them include kalua pig, rice, macaroni salad and some salad.

4. Poke

Poke is raw Ahi Tuna. It is often seasoned with flavors. It's great for a snack or appetizer (pupu) before your meal.

5. Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi somewhat looks like sushi. It is rice, with fried spam on top, wrapped in seaweed. Some of the best ones are found at the 7/11 as many locals will make it and drop it off in the mornings at 7/11 and it will be $1.00.

If you've been dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation, but don't know where to start to plan your vacation, book your free 30 minute consultation with The Gypsea Traveller to learn more. Libbi can help you book a vacation package that includes your flight, the perfect resort for you, car rental or airport transfers and insurance. She can also custom design an itinerary for you based on excursion and restaurant recommendations.

Libbi lives in Hawaii and has visited all of the Hawaiian Islands. She loves helping clients book their dream vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. You can visit www.thegypseatraveller.com and click on "Schedule Consult" to choose a date/time to zoom with Libbi, The Gypsea Traveller







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