Got Spam? Want a little Poke?
So sometimes spam is a good thing. Certainly when prepared Hawaiian Style! You might just find a preparation that you will add to your repertoire. As for the Poke – pronounced po-kay, not po-kee or poke, there are many dozens of preparations of this local, beloved, raw fish salad. Everyone has a favorite recipe from their childhood.
If you are a foodie, keep reading because an adventure awaits your palette. Since 2004, Hawaii Food Tours has been bringing visitors on a wild and wonderful culinary journey on Oahu. They have two tours to choose from and we recommend you do both to fully round out your Hawaiian cuisine curiosities.
Feeding your curiosity (pun intended!) is the brainchild of Chef Matthew Gray who arrived on the emerging Honolulu food scene in the early 1990’s. After immense success on the mainland as a restaurant Chef, and then Private Chef to Hollywood celebrities, he became Food Writer and Restaurant Reviewer for Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper, the Honolulu Advertiser.
Hawaii Food Tours was a logical extension. As Chef Matthew says, “The best way to experience Hawaii is to taste it!”
After your first contact with Chef Matthew, he will set you up with two of his expert food guides. These passionate foodies know more than just the ingredients in a recipe. They share the history of many of the food traditions in Hawaii. You will have one female and one male guide. Hand-picked by Chef Matthew, your guides are the day-to-day heart and soul of Hawaii Food Tours.
This is a fabulous and delicious adventure and the reviews for these specialized tours are stellar. Trip Advisor has bestowed the Certificate of Excellence for the past six years in a row.
MSNBC Network called Hawaii Food Tours “one of the best food experiences in the world!” We agree. If you love food and see it as more than just nourishment, you will want to take these tours.
The bottom line: If you want to learn about the culture, history of the people, and the island way of life, these tours are for you. The heart of Aloha is in every bite. This company brings those foods, local knowledge, and plenty of Aloha to the table.
The two tours offered by Hawaii Food Tours are very special. The Hole-in-the-Wall Tour includes stops at “local grind” style eateries and more exotic locations. You’ll also visit two famous Honolulu bakeries. You will hang out in Honolulu’s infamous Chinatown. You will wind up traveling all over Honolulu. And, you will discover there is definitely more to experience in Honolulu beyond crowded Waikiki!
And speaking of beyond Waikiki, it’s well worth it to take in the “country” side of Oahu known as the North Shore. The North Shore Food Tour is an all-day tour and covers scenic wonders, along with amazing and genuine Hawaiian food. They have some secret desserts to share, too. Desserts so good, you will want to move to Oahu just to taste them again.
They also know the best of the roadside grinds. And they even make time for some photo opportunities of this beautiful side of Oahu and some time to do a little shopping and tasting at a historic coffee and chocolate plantation! Yummy chocolate awaits!
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Whether you choose to cruise around Honolulu’s back streets – or head out to the countryside, there’s always some good foodie fun to be had around the table during the tour. But there are limited seats, so book early. Get more details for a tour with Hawaii Food Tours right here.
And, if you want instant savings on this adventure and many other great activities throughout the entire state, just jump over and grab your Gold Shaka Card with savings of up to 50%. One card is good for up to four people per booking, so these savings can add up fast.