The Astronomer, June, and I enjoyed our Maui getaway so much last summer that we vowed to return to the islands sooner rather than later. When airline and hotel prices looked promising earlier this year, we took the plunge and planned a trip to “The Garden Isle,” Kauai.
During our weeklong stay, we were able to visit nearly every accessible corner of the island. Along with seeing all of the beautiful scenery, from Waimea Canyon to the Na Pali Coast, we made sure to seek out as many local delights as our bellies could handle. Here’s a sampling of all the grindz we ate on Kauai…
Fish Express – Lihue
As soon as the plane landed in Kauai, I wanted to eat all the poke. After we collected our luggage and secured the rental car, we made our way to nearby Fish Express. Both The Astronomer and I ordered poke bowls (the spicy ahi with crab was excellent), while June picked out a pre-made bento box with fried shrimp and Spam (that’s my girl). There was no seating on the premises, so we ate in the car on the way to our hotel in Poipu.
Fun fact: Fish Express had a toppings bar with edamame, seaweed, and the like. While toppings are a mainstay at mainland poke shops, this was my first time seeing it in Hawaii.