Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

We are spending Halloween in Maui this year, the second time we have done that.  It's a bit different to celebrate it here; you expect cool, fall weather, not tropical Hawaiian weather. But they get into the holiday here, so it's a lot of fun anyway.

Our celebration includes dinner at our favorite restaurant in Hawaii:  Mama's Fish House.  It's out on the eastern side of Maui, just before the road to Hana.  Mama's is easy to visualize - imagine a gourmet seafood restaurant set on Gilligan's Island:

Mama's likes to highlight local fishermen, such as:
Deep-water Ahi caught by Robert Malaiakini near his homeport of Hana Bay - Seared in ginger and panko crust with kalua pig rice pilaf.  

Mahimahi caught by Shawn Boneza along the north shore of Maui - Stuffed with lobster, crab, Maui onion and baked in a macadamia nut crust. 
One of us always orders the Moi, known as the fish of kings:
Moi caught off Leeward Oahu – a delicacy to the kings of old Hawaii - Wok fried fish with stir fried Kula vegetables & mango-lychee black bean sauce.  
Almost as good as going trick-or-treating.  But don't forget about the sugar cane monsters.

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