When most people think of Hawaii, they envision a beautiful tropical paradise full of crystal clear water and pristine beaches, and while the landscape is one of the main attractions, the food offerings are unlike anything in the world. Restaurants in Oahu are known for serving guests the unique and adventurous cuisine available, and it should be a primary focus when traveling to any of the islands. The following is a look at those items that everyone should try, as they are a delicious way to immerse oneself in island culture.
Portuguese Bean Soup
When it comes to comfort foods that are as filling as they are delicious, it is hard to beat Portuguese bean soup. A mix of kidney and black beans is slowly simmered in a tomato-based broth until they are tender and delicious. Most Restaurants in Oahu will mix in fresh chunks of ham, sauteed onions, carrots, and potatoes, which turns it into a one pot meal that will leave the pickiest of eaters satisfied.
Sweet Sour Spareribs
Ribs are enjoyed by many different cultures, and most Pacific island cultures slather their ribs in a delicious sauce that is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. The ribs are placed in a brine for 24 hours, and then they are slow smoked with local wood to give them a delicious round flavor. Once the ribs are fall off the bone ready, they are slathered with ginger sweet and sour sauce and grilled to achieve the perfect level of caramelization.
Shrimp Katsu Curry
For individuals who are looking to experience an authentic island treat, it is hard to beat shrimp katsu curry. A delicious, slow simmered curry sauce made of honey, soy sauce and curry powder is ladled on top of a plate of fresh Pacific shrimp. Rice accompanies the dish and is the perfect way to clean up any leftover juices and savor every bite of this traditional island dinner.
When it comes time to find a place for dinner, the number of choices makes it an overwhelming decision. Fortunately, Zippy’s Restaurants offers a variety of menu items and has something for everyone. Browse the website to see their full menu and discover why it has been a favorite of island locals for more than ten years.