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:
One of us always orders the Moi, known as the fish of kings: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.
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.