This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post today. Of course, how can I turn her down.
I arrived to our hotel and we have a wonderful view of DiamondHead Crater.
I had a wonderful night listening to Hawaiian music. Then I woke up early to go surfing. It was awesome! We went to a beach in a campsite that used to be a military base.
My surf school was the only people on the beach. It was like we had a private location.
After coming back from surfing, I had a little text conversation with Jen. Here’s a snippet:
Mr BistroChic: I’m going for a walk and for lunch. Is it wrong to go to buffalo wild wings in Hawaii?
Ms. BistroChic: Yes.
What can I say, I had a hankering for beer and wings. However, when I travel, I do like to try new places and experience local food. So, I went exploring. I figured being in Hawaii, I should be able to find some authentic Japanese food. I was not disappointed. I went to a cute place called Ginza Bairin. Now, I have never had authentic Japanese food unless you can call eating at Epcot’s Japanese restaurant authentic. I did not know what to expect.
I looked around to see how other people were eating trying not to look too much the outsider. Of course, I am in a tourist area of Oahu so it’s not really that important. The menu was primarily in Japanese with English subtitles. I asked my server what to eat. She recommended a few things. I picked the pork tenderloin. It was fabulous.
Let me back up a bit. First they bring out some sesame seeds that you grind yourself.
Then, you take this sauce and put in the bowl for a dip for the pork.
My meal was good. Although, I’m not a fan of miso soup. Everything else tasted great. The service was wonderful.
So, I’m off for another adventure. A little kayaking on Tuesday and then mountain biking on Wednesday. Can’t wait.
In the meantime, Aloha!