"Hawaiian Shave Ice and fish tacos" Hawaii (State of) Restaurant Tip by iluvtrvl

Hawaii (State of) Restaurants: 167 reviews and 115 photos

Shave ice and fish tacos are local favorites. Hawaiian shave ice is not your run of the mill snowcone. It starts with the proper servicing dish - a plastic cup that is about the size of a cone, but at the top, flares out to about 5 or 6 inces. A scoop of vanilla ice cream goes in the cup section, then ice that has been "shaven" from a block from a special ice shaving machine is packed into a bowl, then flipped out of the bowl on the flared part of the cup. Flavored syrup (banana is my favorite) is poured over the ice.....as you eat the flavored ice, the drippings go into the cup, leaving you with the remaining flavoring and the ice cream....almost like 2 treats in one. On the beach-side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village there is a snack shop that makes these, but you will find shave ice in many areas throughout Hawaii. If you see it advertised, and don't see the shaving machine or the plastic cups, you may be disappointed.

Fish tacos are another favorite - it is what it says, fish in a taco, with lettuce and whatever else you may want. Moose MacGillecutty's (I"m sure I spelled that wrong) in Lahaina in Maui served the best I had while there.

Price Comparison: about average
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

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  • Written Jun 26, 2004
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