B: Matsumoto: Watermelon and Guava Shave Ice

Getting Dessert Wasted in Hawaii

If only Pandora’s box is filled with sweet treats…

Bubbies (Map): let me declare to the world that I am a freaking ice-cream mochi addict and I don’t care who knows! This little gem, Bubbies, is the highlight of my trip. I visited this place about 3 times, in a 5 day span, just for the green tea mochi. A must try!

A: Bubbies: Mochis

Bubbies: Mochis


The famous Matsumoto Shave Ice located in North Shore (Map). I can’t believe the line for this place — better wear sunblock to endure the wait! On a hot day in Hawaii — which is almost everyday — this ice treat is the most delish thing you’ll ever put in your mouth. It’s so thirst quenching!


B: Matsumoto: Watermelon and Guava Shave Ice

Watermelon and Guava Shave Ice


Frostcity (Map): Now this is be worth the wait if there is a line to eat here. The flavors are unique and refreshing! The ice is light, fluffy and not too sweet — that way, you can eat the whole thing by yourself and not feel so guilty.

Watermelon and Lychee Shave Ice

Watermelon and Lychee Shave Ice


Beard Papa (Map) (International Chain): Notice that this cream puff is not your average size cream puff. It’s as big as my face! – ok not literally that big, but it’s huge. This is a chain and it is located all over, not only in Hawaii, so don’t be sad you can try it too!!! There used to be a location in Chicago, but, sadly, not anymore. Daniel is super excited to eat this gooey, creamy puff ball. I think he would’ve married the girl that served us this.

Beard Papa: Japanese Cream Puff

Japanese Cream Puff

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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